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PaulW last won the day on April 12 2015

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    Sailing, Racing, Racing Apps and using technology to improve my sailing performance.

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  1. A new self-tacking jib kit is now available for the Weta Trimaran which can be retrofitted to existing boat with adhesive. https://www.wetamarine.com/news-and-events/new-self-tacking-jib-a-game-changer/ After the success of the QLD, NSW and VIC State Titles in 2019, the first Australian Weta National Championships will be held at Lake Cootharaba near Noosa over New Year 2020-21. Organised by the Australian Weta Class Association (AWCA), at least 20 boats are expected to attend from existing Weta fleets around Brisbane, Noosa and Hervey Bay as well as inter-state visitors from Weta
  2. The yardstick is 86 and has been adjusted for using the SQ 9.3 sail or sailing 2-up as it should be. "1 up (+3 for 2 up) 8.3 m3 Pin Head Main +3 GRP Hulls +2 Provided for Race Officer’s guidance only. Tentative rating based on limited data – use with caution. SCHRS measurement data is not applicable. Observation of data suggests that there is a wide disparity between light and moderate/heavy air performance, relative to most catamarans" However, there's also an adjustment for foam-core boats which actually weigh the same as my old 2009 boat (#325) as the product was beefed up over t
  3. Weta Marine are adopting a 'Weta evolution' approach to keep pace with cutting edge technology while maintaining a One Design ethos. After a number of years of testing we have rolled out some boat upgrades to give the Weta a refresh as we head towards 2020 and beyond. Weta foam core hulls • The new foam hulls fits the same one design rule of all Weta but incorporates improvements in 2017. • Redesigned foam core construction of all three hulls which is both stiffer and lower in weight, improving performance. • The new foam hulls are approximately 12kg (26lb) ligh
  4. 52 Wetas are entered in the World Masters Games regatta including 17 from Australia. If you or your club would like a test sail in a Weta, contact Weta Sydney on 0447 215 145
  5. Winner of the 2016 Hobie 16 World Masters and winner of many Australian multihull championships, Rod Waterhouse, will compete in the Weta Trimaran class in the sailing regatta at the World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand in April next year. "I was excited to try the Weta after seeing videos online", said Rod. "And after a test of a boat loaned from Weta Sydney I knew I had to do the event." Auckland is the home of the New Zealand-designed Weta and over 1300 Wetas have
  6. The grommets holding the hiking straps have pulled out of the mesh in the middle of the tramp on one side of my Weta trimaran and I need to add a patch of mesh material to cover the holes but also because I want to change the strap system to more like the H16/H14. With the strap stitched at one end to the tramp edge, through a webbing loop in the centre of the tramp, and then a loop in the webbing at the other end so a line can be fed through the loop and tied off underneath the tramp allowing the length to be adjusted. I'll then use some bungee to keep it taught. Can anyone
  7. Brand new boat with 2015 design updates and North Sails - ready to launch Conceived and designed in New Zealand, over 1,100 Weta trimarans have been sold worldwide since Weta launched with a splash over 11 years ago. Hand-crafted – this is no “machine-built boat” – the fibreglass/carbon composite construction delivers the perfect pairing of rigidity and lightweight performance. Stow to go in only 20 minutes and it only requires the space of a Laser for storage. Expertly made for maximum enjoyment and minimum fuss, whether you’re sailing all out and solo, mixing it up
  8. I think one boat you may have overlooked isn't a Cat but a Tri - and that's a Weta 4.4. OK it does have a raised tramp but because the structure is carbon it's light enough to take down the beach (about 120Kg fully rigged) on your own and takes less than 25 minutes to rig (see video). All the components are light enough too as the spars are all carbon and the mast is in two pieces which slot together. There's no boom to worry about either as the mylar sails are fully battened and the furling screecher is great fun off the wind in a blow - and flat enough to use as a "code zero" upwind
  9. With the introduction of a revised Weta for 2015 combined with a new manufacturer (Australian owned Xtreme Sailing Products in Singapore) and and a new sail supplier (North Sails), the Sydney Weta fleet is getting ready for a packed program of events in Sydney Harbour and around the NSW region. Starting with the Cock of the Harbour Marathon Race (COTH) on 20th October with a course right around Sydney Harbour. The COTH is a Bart's Bash Event organised by Woollahra Sailing Club (WSC) to raise funds for The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation which introduces underprivileged young people to sail
  10. Nice idea and some great sailing areas - plus sheltered refuges if you needed to get out of the wind. However, there's no sheltered inside route for Kayaks which evens up the race in the EC - if it was OTB sailboats only then it would be great.
  11. Brand New Weta Bargains Two brand new yellow Wetas are now available at the bargain price of only $12,900 - that's over $4,000 saving on the 2015 price. Complete with three Gaastra sails, carbon foils, carbon mast and launch trolley. Fun. Fast. Easy - Life's better with a Weta. For more info or a demo sail, contact Glenn Marney at Weta NSW in Nowra on 0401 743 369 or Paul White in Sydney on 0447 215 145
  12. Interesting ideas Slammer - though I'm not sure how NSW Maritime would cope with a race going across their shipping lanes into Port Boatny, Sydney Harbour and Newcastle in small boats. Mobile phones are OK for many things - but battery life is pretty limited if you start using it for GPS racing apps (iRegatta) tracking (RaceQs) navigation/charts apps (like Navionics) and weather apps too. I think a waterproof handheld VHS radio should be a requirement - and you can rent them for the event - e.g http://www.epirbhire.com.au/ Oh, and please can you include OTB Tris as well :-) p.s. There's a
  13. This looks like an interesting way of creating an accurate chart using Google Maps - although it only really works for clear water.
  14. Coolooloi is inside Fraser island (a camping ground just after passing Inskip point). I thought there might be an inside route at Inskip after looking at the Google Earth pics and local Boating chart.
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