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Goodman Fielder Wattie Bicentennial Round Australia Yacht Race 1988


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I remember there was a boat in this race with a bi-plane rig but can't remember its name or designer.  I have not been able to find anything out searching the net so putting it out there....... 

Can anyone help me out with this or just have a list of entries as that may nudge my memory. I remember taking a trip to see the boats at the wharf in Darling Harbour a day or so before the start  but that was a while back and at the time I was more interested in Steinlarger's wing mast than anytning else.

Any info would be appreciated.

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Your not thinking of Shotover (I think that was the name ?)   a fortyish' cat by Loch with 2 masts  on the centre line.

It was around at the time afaik,  but whether it was entered....?

Old Multi did a piece on it in his multi structures thread.

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Shotover didn’t have two masts:

https://www.boatdesign.net/gallery/lock-crowthers-shotover.7044/ 

Crowther designed a number of ketch and schooner rigged catamarans:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qnqiq9-ZioNxmCPwh7snD-ANF5iA2VsR/view

None AFAICT were bi-plane. I don’t know if any of them actually did the race….

 

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12 minutes ago, offtherails said:

Then there was Shotover 2, but don't know it tried to go around Oz

https://www.boatdesign.net/threads/multihull-structure-thoughts.62361/page-9

Yes thats the one I was thinking of,

https://www.boatdesign.net/threads/multihull-structure-thoughts.62361/page-9

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Shotover 2 was designed and built by Adrian Rogers the former owner of Shotover. It was schooner rigged and super fast. It actually won line honours in Brisbane to Gladstone race even though it dropped one of the rigs about halfway through the race! She didn’t do the around Oz race.

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14 hours ago, MRS OCTOPUS said:

Shotover II was sitting in Mullet Creek, opposite Wondabyne Station, Hawkesbury. Looked very forlorn 18 months ago . 

Thanks for the update Mrs O

I have been wondering for a few years now what had happened to it.   Hopefully she will be saved & be out there blasting around again.    :)

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5 hours ago, ALL@SEA said:

There was another one I remember from magazines in the 90s - Ultra Mudbug had a similar rig - 2X Tornado mains from memory. Does anyone remember her, and how she sailed? 

Yeah she was here at Sandgate about 15 or more years ago,  called X1 or something similar, and they extended the masts with extra bits on bottom of the tornado sails. Very quick on a tight reach but the flexible platform and low volume hulls made it wet and slow upwind. She was growing a bum reef on a swing mooring down the coast a few years ago. 

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It was called Ultra PFD, named after Adrians life jacket company(which was based in Fiji). I remember crewing on XL2 for a race during an AMOC series at Shorncliff (Brisbane), it was pretty squally and Ultra PFD (in her first major regatta) ended up dropping both the rigs. I think that was around 1994.

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