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Foiling Week Sydney... Speed comparisons?

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So... since some of the best sailors from all classes are sailing there... does anyone have any updates on how the different classes compare? Especially moths vs everything else?

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Foiling Week Sydney:

Friday's race around the harbour. 15 to 17kt NE.

2 Superfoilers launched, one crashed before starting, other one with Outteridge, Ashby and Jenson, got upwind to Manly and had two big crashes in moderate waves on the way back to Woollahra. 4 moths and 2 ACats atarted a half hour later and sailed the course without incident. 3 moths convicingly beat the ACats, including Stevie Brewin, the other moth pulled out. Some Waszps were out sailing, mostly taking beginners out for a ride, did not race. AMAC was fastest moth in about 54 minutes for I think 21NM, mostly upwind/downwind course.

There are no other foilers at FW. The UFO did not make it from US in time.

Saturday, one superfoiler launched early, drifted about and came home before the big 35kt westerly hit. No moths. A couple of Waszps out before and after the big winds, some joy rides and some beginners.

Sunday, not there, no ide,a but its blowing 25-30 in Sydney so I doubt anything is happenning.

There are 5 Superfoilers at Woollahra, three were ready to sail on Friday but other 2 were still being assembled. Last one will come from the factory this week. They have 3 weeks before their first regatta in Adelaide. They are going to be very busy, building, training crews and then dissasembly, transport, rebuild in Adelaide. There were about 20 people working on them Friday but only a few on saturday.

There were 7 speakers presenting at the semnar. Some intersting stuff but nothing new or revealing.

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I was told one UFO will be in Aust in a week or two, and another 18 will be here in a month or two.

 

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My son has UFO hull #55 on a ship right now bound for Sydney ... was held up a little with the inclement weather in the American North East! Can't wait to get it set up and running .... and to pinch a ride if I can!!

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On 1/14/2018 at 12:14 PM, Phil S said:

Foiling Week Sydney:

Friday's race around the harbour. 15 to 17kt NE.

Strange. Nathan Outteridge said it started in 16-8 knots and increased to over 20 quickly, and kept getting windier with gusts close to 30.

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Maybe that was Sat (between 8&16 then ->25)? The description sounds like what we got just north of Sydney

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