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Race Report:  23/03/2019 - Handicap Pointscore

Thank you to Dick and Sam for setting the course, running the races and cooking the post race BBQ.

Another fun day on sunny Pittwater with a lighter breeze for the first two races and kicking in a bit more for the third race. 

Unofficial results for the day are:

Scratch (based on standard standard class yardstick
1st  -  Hobie 16  -  Anthony Duchatel / Evelyn Harves (4 points)
2nd  -  Hobie 16  -  Upu Kila / Ainslie Gordon (6 points)
3rd  -  Hobie 16  -  Phil Malcolm / Anna Hill (8 points)
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Latest News:  25/05/2019 - Season 2018/19 Race Secretary Report

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Training:  30/10/2016 - Sailing a Hobie 16 one-up

Its been 4 weeks since putting the furling jib on the Hobie 16 and this is my appraisal. Basically this is an enhancing technology not a disruptive technology.

Week 1 25 - 30 knots 2 foot wind chop. Didn't get the furler working properly on the first attempt while rigging single handed in a 25 knot 30 knot on shore breeze, went ok on the water until some righting practice and my fitness called an end to the day.

Week 2 Glam 18 - 20 knot Noréaster. Fun fun fun. no problems in three races Big loose on a speed run afterwards! More righting practice!

Week 3 15 knot variable southerly. Rigged one hole further back things just keep getting better.

Week 4 5- 15 knot gradient Noréaster shifty and patchy. Boat performed best yet. ...Read More