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  1. The 2018 nationals will be held at Rye Sailing Club 22 - 25 January 2018 Very reasonable race fees (which includes membership to the association). The best way to keep the class strong is to come and enjoy events like this.  Great opportunity to meet other sailors in your class and enjoy some great class racing. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bRXJsEMbzlMLrVC4MKScqIzSJuPGasfLEfjX5KTDtMw/edit
  2. NACRA 15 - AUS 063 for sale SOLD

  3. NACRA 15 - AUS 063 For Sale. SOLD This boat is in as new condition and has only been sailed a couple of times for promotional purposes. Its last outing was the Qld Youth Titles where it placed first after which it was fully cleaned and placed in storage.  The boat is fully optioned and ready to be raced and would suit a new boat buyer. It comes with stern supports , euro cat rollers, a full catcovers boat cover, mast cover, nose travel covers and rigging bag.  Price is $23,500. We can also supply a 4 year old cat hauler trailer with two sail boxes for an additional $1,900.  If interested please email sales@jalex.com.au or call me 0438 723 079  
  4. NACRA 4.5 - for sale 568

    Hi Brisbane, can assist with delivery if necessary Craig 0438 723 079
  5. Nacra 4.5 built for and won 2016-17 Nacra National titles. Made from latest 4.5 mould with new rear beam section.  Boat is in imaculate conditon and only sailed at a couple of regattas last year and the National Titles -proven race history. Very fast, stiff platform with all of the latest equipment including full harken fitout, 8:1 main sheet, 6:1 downhaul, 2:1 rudder system, 2:1 mast rotation, Staymaster rig adjusters, "Trapezee" Trapeze system, black cross cut tramp (for additional stiffness) carbon tilller extension, retractable righting rope system under tramp and rear foot straps.  Supplied with large ballon beach rollers, soft nose travel covers (new), new Catcovers.com.au boat cover, Catcovers.com.au rudder covers and rigging bag as well as a mast rigging stand. Supplied with two jibs (one only used for nationals) and additional battens for heavy weather sailing.  Boat Supplied with registered galvanised trailer and sailbox for $11,900 or can supply boat on rollers only for $10,600 May consider trade for older nacra 4.5 (know of a junior sailor who is looking for a 4.5)
  6. Nacra 4.5 Vs 430

    The 4.5 is a great little boat, really  fast for a 14 foot boat, fun to sail, versatile and challenging if you want to race it (you can actually point  and turn it -unlike other non centreboard boats).  Can be sailed one or two up or even loaded up for a family cruise. Perfect all round boat.  Very cheap to own - low maintenance with great second hand market (very hard to find good ones).  Have seen a few of the original boats (I think almost 20 years old)  and they take a fair beating, no soft spots or other structural issues you find in boats of similar age.  Very low initial depreciation if you decide to buy a new one. Only sailed a 430 once and cannot tell you a great deal about them other than what I have seen on the race course- which is slower upwind and tight reaching (without the kite) than a 4.5 but faster downwind and broad reaching (with the kite).    
  7. 18 sq

    sorry about the late reply haven't had the boat out for a few weeks.  The mast on my 18 is the original pear aluminium one (same as on 5.8) I am running about 35mm of spreader rake to take some of the belly out of the middle of the sail.  diamond wires are tight - mast is pre bent.  With regard to mast rake I was running around front hatch cover (lake sailing)  this clearly isn't back enough as I cartwheeled it on the weekend - its a long way up /down from the back corner!
  8. 18 sq

    haven't gone there yet, the boat did have brackets for a righting bar but I haven't reinstalled it.  Think you would have no chance of righting it without one. having said that being 11 foot wide you get a lot of opportunity to redress a bad situation before it gets worse! did you buy the sydney boat on gumtree?
  9. chasing a NACRA 4.5 in any condition in either Qld or NSW.  Cash buyer. phone/ text  Craig 0438 723 0789
  10. NACRA 4.5 Wanted

    chasing a NACRA 4.5 in any condition in either Qld or NSW.  Cash buyer. phone/ text  Craig 0438 723 0789
  11. Corrected Time Calculator App

    downloaded and works well!

    Bris Cats advise that there are now 18 x 5.8 square top sold - should be an interesting Nationals.    
  13. WANTED - nacra 4.5

    hi, if you are still looking for a 4.5 there is one on boatsales.com.au at the moment http://www.boatsales.com.au/boats-for-sale/private/used/SSE-AD-4023480/2004-NACRA-45-SPORTS?cr=2&psq=%28%28Make%3DNACRA%26%28%28%28SiloType%3D%5BDemo%20and%20near%20new%20boats%5D%7CSiloType%3D%5BDealer%20new%20boats%5D%29%7CSiloType%3D%5BDealer%20used%20boats%5D%29%7CSiloType%3D%5BPrivate%20used%20boats%5D%29%29%26Service%3DBoatsales%29&pso=0&pss=Premium
  14. Wivenhoe Winter Marathon 2016

    Hi Dave, are you now sailing out of the other side of Wivenhoe?  if so it might be worth while posting a map for our visiting nacra sailors who probably haven't been over to that side of the lake   Craig