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  1. Hi Gerald It took a while to get insurance which we now have that for all TF10s so we're looking forward to getting our boat to Australia by the end of June. We spent 3 days a month ago test sailing in Lelystad which was great, we were very happy with boats performance but it's very early days for us as far as foiling is concerned and there's a big learning curve ahead. I've just got back from watching the SailGP event in San Francisco and when you see world class sailors get it wrong at times, you start to appreciate the complexity of foiling. We raced the old Mad Max , a Grainger
  2. a few of the TF10 have pulpits , Mad Max is going to Australia where they are required
  3. I remember Knee Trembler very well, re raced against Doug at Marlay Point in 1985 on Silverbird which was an old Bucaneer 24. There was also Duncan Sandell in a Trailer Tri called Battle Star which had a very big rig for it's day, Silverbird only had a 30ft mast. We beat them both pretty easily even with our old sails and borrowed spinnaker and that was my first experience of Ian Farrier. Someone send me a Trailer Tri newsletter where Ian described Silverbird as a stripped out racing machine. I sailed with Tony Grainger and during that race, we decided to build the first of his designs Born t
  4. Hi Peter You remind me of a friend years ago who tried to convince everyone he knew to drive a VW, they're just so good I can't understand why everyone doesn't drive one.... anyway, there are alternatives to camping on your boat. When Mad Max arrived at the finish line of this years Bay to Bay race, the first order of business was to set the crab pots then get into a hot shower and relax. Friends came over to visit and we had a very pleasant time waiting for the other boats to finish. We had a great weekend, it was very enjoyable for all the family members that came along to support their
  5. The only difference between a good cat and a tri in the light stuff is the tri is slower, we've just sailed the Lexus Port Lincoln Regatta 2012 on Mad Max in generally light conditions against 10 tris and we were always faster and higher http://www.lincolnwe...ulti/series.htm. In the 2012 Surf to City yacht race http://surf2city.com.au/ , we had hours of drifting at the front of the fleet and suffered by the tail enders getting better breeze later in the afternoon but note the elapsed times, not bad for an 8 year old cat with alloy beams. regards Tony Considine
  6. The only difference between a good cat and a tri in the light stuff is the tri is slower, we've just sailed the Lexus Port Lincoln Regatta 2012 on Mad Max in generally light conditions against 10 tris and we were always faster and higher http://www.lincolnwe...ulti/series.htm. In the 2012 Surf to City yacht race http://surf2city.com.au/ , we had hours of drifting at the front of the fleet and suffered by the tail enders getting better breeze later in the afternoon but note the elapsed times, not bad for an 8 year old cat with alloy beams. regards Tony Considine
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