Save The Date:  Beware of the Bullets - 17 and 18 November

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Race Report:  01/10/2018 - Forster Wildcat 2018

Wildcat 2018

What do you get when you throw 100 catamarans together with a huge southerly, inland water and a bunch of thrill seeking speed freaks?
Answer: A kick arse regatta!
Here's a little insight into what it was like on a F16.
A small but super hot fleet of 4 Vipers descended on great lakes sailing club. Taking our rightful spot on the beautiful new lawns in front of the clubhouse, we rigged the magnificent beasts in preparation for battle.
Saturday arrived with the raging southerly as promised, a bit of a morning kiteboarding session by Jason Waterhouse confirmed we would be needing our big girl panties for the day. ...Read More

What's On

27/10    Club Championship Round 2  (Upu Kila)
03/11    Open Day (Phil Malcolm)
10/11    Handicap Pointscore (James Butler)
17/11    Beware of the Bullets  (David Renouf )

Latest News:  13/10/2018 - Open Day - 3rd November

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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