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In Topic: How do I watch AC35 replays in Australia?

25 November 2015 - 09:50 PM

If you don't have Foxtel the cost is rediculous it is around $600 a year to get the package that you need.

I don't mind paying for content but those are crazy numbers.

They need to look at how other sports do it like MLB in the us and copy their model.

They also need to put fans first, then the $$ will follow, not the other way around.

In Topic: ....got stung by the 'WASZP'?..OD foiler...

18 November 2015 - 04:54 AM

Interesting update from Amac here http://www.waszp.com/blog/waszp-update. The pocket is gone, and they're switching to a bolt rope, as it was too difficult to lift the mast. They are also struggling with the trolley, so foils will have to go in with the boat on it's side.

These changes are going to delay the boats until March 2016. Sounds like a tough, but right call.

In Topic: Fly 6-New Monofoiler

10 November 2015 - 11:39 PM

if you go on talking about foiling boats like this they will soon be banned by the government


No, government's won't but ISAF should ban any foils that extend outside the max width of the "platform".


Just imagine a close quarters situation on a crowded start line, or a mark rounding.

In Topic: ....got stung by the 'WASZP'?..OD foiler...

09 November 2015 - 10:02 PM

You actually don't have to carry a moth on its side if you don't want to. We never did starting out. You get a second person to help lift into the water. Walk out. Tip over then put the foils in just before it gets too deep.

The side carry method just makes you self sufficient which is a plus when sailing a single hander.

In Topic: Fly 6-New Monofoiler

09 November 2015 - 09:55 PM


Some foilers may not crash the way the boat you sail does? I don't see the problem with the Q23-and ,apparently, neither does anyone that has actually sailed it.

Come on Doug! Again you are making sweeping statements without any evidence. Have you actually spoken to everybody who has sailed it?
Teknologika is pretty well spot on. It doesn't matter what the boat is or how it foils. If you stick the nose in and the boat dramatically slows, those foils are a real danger to anybody who slips overboard. In all my years sailing, I have yet to sail a boat that cannot go down the mine and slow dramatically and there is no reason why the Q23 or the vapourware that this thread is about would be any different. If you were hiking either and it nose dives, there is a chance of going overboard and your landing zone would be on the foil. What is strange is that you cannot see that.
I personally have a bit of a problem with these types of foil. I think they a big accident waiting to happen. There is a reason why the Romans used to have blades sticking out the sides of their chariots! Things go wrong in saiboat racing - boats collide and people go overboard. Imagine a collision with these foils sicking out the side. Or running down somebody who fell in the water just ahead of you. Hitting somebody in the water a glancing blow with the side of your boat si likely to hurt but you would be unlucky to do serious damage, but run down by one of those foils at speed is going to be very, very serious.
You're way off base(again) Simon, I've talked extensively with the designer and builder of the Q 23 and the supposition that those foils are dangerous in a "crash" is nonsense. For one thing the Q23 flies low and doesn't crash like a Moth-not even close.The scow hull forward buoyancy prevents nosediving in combination with the foils and keel.  In all the video of the Q23, that I've seen, not a single crash. They had one near capsize but thats it.
I wonder what the insurance companies said when they applied for a policy, or what his lawyers will think when a buyer sues him for negligence because he said that the suggestion that the foils were dangerous was nonsense.