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    sailed maricats. QB2 and now AO4.4
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    Queensland, Brisbane northern suburbs
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  1. The SE Queensland Nacra Association is running its State Championships in conjunction with WinterBash
  2. https://www.hyc.net.au/events/67772/ Over the weekend of the 25th and 26th of July the Humpybong Yacht Club will conduct its fifth annual WinterBash regatta for yachts, multihulls, trailer sailers, off-the-beach dinghies and catamarans. In addition this year, we are hosting the South East Queensland Nacra titles. Humpybong Yacht Club is a family focused sailing club and we actively encourage competitors of all experience levels to take part. We have advice from a full range for boats from trimarans down to lasers that they will be coming; from Bundaberg in the north to Murwillumbah in the south. We are expecting a big fleet, especislly wiht the Nacras adding spice. The first day is an all in one course series of triangular races in Bramble Bay, It is followed by the WinterBash marathon on Day Two. The marathon race will see boats race across the Bramble Bay and back up the Redcliffe peninsula before returning to finsh at the Woody Point Jetty. Juniors will a multi race format Day One and two endurance courses on Day Two. Parent permission forms for all under 18 years old will be required. If you are not racing and would like a day on the water with the fleets or know someone that would; please call Peter Bradbury on 0412 695 146 As with all major events at Humpybong, overnight camping will be available to competitors and their families and the canteen will be open for the duration of the event. Alternatively, look for other accommodation options here. This years regatta will be complicated by the CoVID-19 restrictions placed on all events by the Government. The HYC CoVID-19 Management plan forms part of the NOR and it is aexpected that all competitors and support teams will familiarise themselves with teh requiremtns before the eveetn. It is important for everyone,s safety.
  3. Thanks for the comments.. Windrushs are pretty rare here in Brisvegas but there are plenty of Maricats around so thinking of going down that route once again.. I've had two before so know what to expect.and they are pretty rock solid still, The other plus is they have an active NSW and ACT Association which still holds Nationals etc. i would like a newer style cat like the Calypso with their narrower bows but its a case of seeing whats around and what attracts me again.
  4. Looking at getting back into a 4.3 catamaran .. Was the Calypso 4.4 a mainly fault free cat or like the Alpha Omega 4.4 had handling issues?
  5. QB2

    B class information

    can you put up a pic of the sterns and is there any sail insignia?
  6. QB2

    B class information

    This looks like a QB2 which was a Lindsay Cunningham design. He was from Melbourne and there were significant fleets in Vic, SA, NSW and Qld. The QB was designed and built in competition for the catamaran division in Olympic selection but which went ultimately to the Tornado.. The original QBs were terrific cats and good performers, As one seasoned catsaailor told me because of the thin sterns you could slow the beast downwind by dragging the sterns and rear beam .. These were sold as plans which you built at home or in a club ewhich build up fleets. They had, from memory 4-6mm ply sides and decks but the lower sides, ie from keels up about six inches were fibreglass because the ply wouldn't do the compound curve. A 30 foot mast and a big sail area. I bought one of the last ones believed to be in Qld in about 1994 .. it was originally called Bwana Banana and was bright yellow.. By the time i bought it , it needed new decks and sides from rot, it had seven separate colour paint coats on it I restored it as best i could ..and then met the original builder who said i'd done a crap job. There were up to have a dozen at Townsville whewre i bought mine upgrading from the only 14 footer, a Maricat in the local club cat fleet, before sailors went to tornadoes, capricorn a locally built heavy cat, A class and then Taipans when they hit the scee in the 1990's. Qld heat and humidity were not kind to these boats nor is being left out in weather extremes .. Howeverr they are still terrific performers if you find one in good condition. The QB3 was the same boat upgraded i think with only the centreboards moved about a foot back , a little more roach sail area and i can't remember if the mast got taller. cheers Mark Dawson
  7. The marathon started off Woody Point jetty to a buoy off Sandgate jetty, up North to the cardinal mark off Scarborough and return to woody point
  8. Humpybash 2019 is just over a week away.. Forecast is expecting 28 to low 30's temperatures. Rain is expected over the next few days so the rigging yard may have a good downpour to provide some more good ground cover for sailors and their boats
  9. Humpybash regatta at Woody Point, Redcliffe Peninsula, Brisbane on the 19 and 20 October 2019 is around six weeks away.. Race instructions and registrations should be published on the Humpybong Yacht Club website hyc.net. au in coming weeks. Mark it in your diaries and make it a date for excellent racing and socialising that weekend.
  10. FWIW Big fleets compete at WinterBash Icebreaker Sailing Regatta Sailors from Ballina to Bundaberg and west to Toowoomba have packed out a huge two days of sailing action at the Humpybong Yacht Club WinterBash regatta at Woody Point, Redcliffe on 27 & 28th July 2019. Humpybong Yacht Club president David Begley said WinterBash attracted over 128 boats from off the beach large Nacra 5.8 and A class catamarans to junior Opti’s, RS Tera and Bug dinghies. WinterBash saw the yacht club’s rigging yard jam packed with boats and the foreshore and adjoining grassed areas taken over for space as competitors arrived and set up for the weekend. Some 50 junior sailors attended a series of hotly contested races in perfect sailing conditions including a fantastic Le Mans jump in and sail race start on Sunday.. Senior solo and teams vied for the lead in three hotly contested races across four divisions from multihull, to dinghy divisions in the triangular course, the Three Can Bash on Saturday. All competitors were on the water on Sunday morning jockeying for a start advantage during the running of a series of triangle courses for the junior sailors and the adult and senior sailors marathon race. The marathon started from Bramble Bay to Woody Point jetty south to near Sandgate Jetty, a return course back north up to Suttons beach and Scarborough, before the final return leg back to two finishing buoys anchored off Woody Point jetty. “Ideal sailing conditions, near flat water and great visibility meant that spectators were able to follow the fleets around Bramble Bay and from the many great shoreline vantage points from Sandgate to Scarborough during the marathon.”“WinterBash is a major event on the sailing calendar and marks the start of preparations for the 2019 -20 season and provided opportunities for skippers and their crews to refresh and refine their skills and maintain and update their boats and equipment in preparation for the Spring and Summer racing calendar.” “”Our next major drawcard event is HumpyBash on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October 2019 which is expected to attract again Queensland and interstate sailors from novice to international sailing competition level.”
  11. QB2

    A-class insurance

    I have a mk5 A class.. and am insured with RACQ
  12. Looking to source a 7 m maricat mast or similar to detune a Mk5 A class as the 30 foot carbon mast is a scary handful in a typical 20+ seabreeze. I want to keep the A as it is a delight to haul around and to save my aching back, and detune it so its easy to handle in 20+ knots without being out of control . Suggestions?
  13. amended the above as per leons advice
  14. QB2

    Mari Pitchpole practice

    Conditions went from perfect 10-14 knots to 17 and up in the space of fifteen minutes and bramble bay at Woody Point quickly gets a short, vicious chop especially wind against tide and we had the mari and lots of laserrs falling over in a heap before heading to shore.. Yes Zane should have eased sails but didn't touch a rope and bored it in .
  15. Sailor Zane Bradbury repeatedly went down the mine at a recent Humpybong yacht club race day .. No attempt to release the mainsheet or jib.. just this huge grin on his face.. Apparently he doesn't bruise.. unlike the rest of us.. I would love a Mari to take him on when the seabreeze kicks in, Moreton and Bramble Bay get a vicious chop and the A class, Nacras and Lasers pack up and go home.,