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  1. The 17th edition of "APT", the Australian Paper Tiger Catamaran newsletter, is now available. You can download it at: http://aptca.papertigercatamaran.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=60&Itemid=53 Highlights include: • Interview with former PT sailor Glenn Ashby (about his A Class Worlds win, Extreme Sailing Series and the Americas Cup). • Some recent successes from former PT sailors . • The McArthur Challenge. • Tasmanian State report. • Rob Cracknell interview. • 2015 Nationals info. • Reports from most PT states. • Boats for sale section. Thanks to all those who have contributed to this edition. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. Contributions and suggestions for articles for future editions of APT are always welcome. Regards, David Stumbles Publicity Officer Australian Paper Tiger Catamaran Association M: +61 (0)400 476 449 E: ptcia@papertigercatamaran.org
  2. The 17th edition of "APT", the Australian Paper Tiger Catamaran newsletter, is now available. You can download it at: http://aptca.papertigercatamaran.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=60&Itemid=53 Highlights include: • Interview with former PT sailor Glenn Ashby (about his A Class Worlds win, Extreme Sailing Series and the Americas Cup). • Some recent successes from former PT sailors . • The McArthur Challenge. • Tasmanian State report. • Rob Cracknell interview. • 2015 Nationals info. • Reports from most PT states. • Boats for sale section. Thanks to all those who have contributed to this edition. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. Contributions and suggestions for articles for future editions of APT are always welcome. Regards, David Stumbles Publicity Officer Australian Paper Tiger Catamaran Association M: +61 (0)400 476 449 E: ptcia@papertigercatamaran.org
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    Paper tiger rudders wanted

    Hi guys, Formula Sailcraft has rudders and centreboards, as does Larry Fay at Australian Fibreglass Products. You can find contact details on the Paper Tiger website at www.papertigercatamaran.org However, they sell new ones only, so (as Tony says) are quite expensive. If you are after second-hand ones, there may be some around, depending on the type you have (for a direct replacement) or the type you want (if you are looking to upgrade). You can put wanted ads on the website or we can include wanted ads in the Australian PT newsletter. Let me know soon if you want to place an ad in the newsletter (free), as we are publishing the next one shortly. You do need to determine the type/style you have. I suggest reading this article from the PT site, as it will explain this in detail: http://www.papertigercatamaran.org/images/media/centreboard-development.pdf Can you let me know the Boat Name and Sail Number of the boats you have so that I can ensure our records are kept up to date please? And feel free to ask any other questions you may have about the class. We're here to help! David Stumbles Secretary Paper Tiger Catamaran International Association M: +61 (0)400 476 449 E: ptcia@papertigercatamaran.org W: www.papertigercatamaran.org
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    pt rudders

    Hi guys, As mentioned in the other response, Formula Sailcraft has rudders and centreboards, as does Larry Fay at Australian Fibreglass Products. You can find contact details on the Paper Tiger website at www.papertigercatamaran.org However, they sell new ones only, so are quite expensive. If you are after second-hand ones, there may be some around, depending on the type you have (for a direct replacement) or the type you want (if you are looking to upgrade). You can put wanted ads on the website or we can include wanted ads in the Australian PT newsletter. Let me know soon if you want to place an ad in the newsletter (free), as we are publishing the next one shortly. You do need to determine the type/style you have. I suggest reading this article from the PT site, as it will explain this in detail: http://www.papertigercatamaran.org/images/media/centreboard-development.pdf Can you let me know the Boat Name and Sail Number of the boats you have so that I can ensure our records are kept up to date please? And feel free to ask any other questions you may have about the class. We're here to help! David Stumbles Secretary Paper Tiger Catamaran International Association M: +61 (0)400 476 449 E: ptcia@papertigercatamaran.org W: www.papertigercatamaran.org
  5. The Paper Tiger Catamaran International Association (PTCIA) is now responsible for selling plans and sail numbers for the class. The PTCIA website ( www.papertigercatamaran.org ) now lists this information and has a one-pager explaining all the purchase and payment options (see http://www.papertigercatamaran.org/images/media/paper_tiger_plans_-_how_to_purchase.pdf for details). If you have any questions about the plans or the class, please feel free to contact me. David Stumbles Secretary Paper Tiger Catamaran International Association M: +61 (0)400 476 449 E: ptcia@papertigercatamaran.org W: www.papertigercatamaran.org
  6. Hi all, The latest edition (#16) of “APT”, the magazine of the Australian Paper Tiger Catamaran Association, has been published and can be downloaded from the APTCA’s website at: http://aptca.papertigercatamaran.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=60&Itemid=53 Features of this edition include: 2014 Australian Championships report and results.Mast stiffening article.Part 2 of ‘Second Chance’, an article on evaluating old Paper Tigers for restoration.APTCA AGM Summary.State reports from Qld, SA, Tas, Vic and NSW, including SA, Vic & NSW State Titles.Interviews.2014 New Zealand National Championships results.Boats for sale.Latest contacts list. All previous editions of APT can be downloaded at the same location. NOTE: If you are a Paper Tiger sailor and you did NOT receive an e-mail notifying you about this newsletter, please contact me with your e-mail address and I will include you on the list for future editions. David Stumbles Publicity Officer Australian Paper Tiger Catamaran Association M: +61 (0)400 476 449 E: ptcia@papertigercatamaran.org W: www.papertigercatamaran.org
  7. The Paper Tiger Catamaran International Association (PTCIA) is now responsible for selling plans and sail numbers for the class. The PTCIA website ( www.papertigercatamaran.org ) now lists this information and has a one-pager explaining all the purchase and payment options (see http://www.papertigercatamaran.org/images/media/paper_tiger_plans_-_how_to_purchase.pdf for details). If you have any questions about the plans or the class, please feel free to contact me. David Stumbles Secretary Paper Tiger Catamaran International Association M: +61 (0)400 476 449 E: ptcia@papertigercatamaran.org W: www.papertigercatamaran.org
  8. The Paper Tiger Catamaran International Association (PTCIA) is now responsible for selling plans and sail numbers for the class. The PTCIA website ( www.papertigercatamaran.org ) now lists this information and has a one-pager explaining all the purchase and payment options (see http://www.papertigercatamaran.org/images/media/paper_tiger_plans_-_how_to_purchase.pdf for details). If you have any questions about the plans or the class, please feel free to contact me. David Stumbles Secretary Paper Tiger Catamaran International Association M: +61 (0)400 476 449 E: ptcia@papertigercatamaran.org W: www.papertigercatamaran.org
  9. Hi all, The latest edition (#16) of “APT”, the magazine of the Australian Paper Tiger Catamaran Association, has been published and can be downloaded from the APTCA’s website at: http://aptca.papertigercatamaran.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=60&Itemid=53 Features of this edition include: 2014 Australian Championships report and results.Mast stiffening article.Part 2 of ‘Second Chance’, an article on evaluating old Paper Tigers for restoration.APTCA AGM Summary.State reports from Qld, SA, Tas, Vic and NSW, including SA, Vic & NSW State Titles.Interviews.2014 New Zealand National Championships results.Boats for sale.Latest contacts list. All previous editions of APT can be downloaded at the same location. NOTE: If you are a Paper Tiger sailor and you did NOT receive an e-mail notifying you about this newsletter, please contact me with your e-mail address and I will include you on the list for future editions. David Stumbles Publicity Officer Australian Paper Tiger Catamaran Association M: +61 (0)400 476 449 E: ptcia@papertigercatamaran.org W: http://aptca.papertigercatamaran.org
  10. APT – Australian Paper Tiger Newsletter – Issue 9 G’day all Paper Tiger sailors, I am very pleased to announce that the ninth edition of the newsletter of the Australian Paper Tiger Catamaran Association is now available at the APTCA website. You can download it from here: http://aptca.papertigercatamaran.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=60&Itemid=53 Note that there is a low-res version (3.63MB) and a high-res version (8.97MB). If you have reasonable internet speed, I recommend downloading the high-res version, as the photos are of a better quality. If you have any trouble downloading it, please let me know and I will e-mail the file to you. This edition is jam-packed with articles, info and photos, hence the larger than usual file size. And there are plenty of items of interest for our New Zealand and other International friends. Highlights of this edition include: • 2012 Internationals report and results. There are reports from several different perspectives on this event. • A focus on some of the younger PT sailors. • Interviews: Dave Shaw (NZL) – New International Champion, Patrick Amos (Tas), Alex Craig – Victorian State Champion • Mainsheets explained. • DIY Chainplates. • DIY Plywood Splicing. • DIY Sail Numbers. • APTCA President’s Report. • Tasmanian, South Australian and Victorian State Championships reports and results. • State reports. • 2013 Nationals Information. • Boats for sale section. • And some fantastic photos by Rachel Leatham (NZL) Thanks to all those who have contributed to this edition. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. Contributions and suggestions for articles for future editions of APT are always welcome. NOTE: If you are a Paper Tiger sailor and you did NOT receive an e-mail notifying you about this newsletter, please contact me with your e-mail address and I will include you on the list for future editions. Regards, David Stumbles Publicity Officer Australian Paper Tiger Catamaran Association M: +61 (0)400 476 449 E: ptcia@papertigercatamaran.org
  11. Kiwi PT sailor, Dave Shaw, has created history in the class. He absolutely dominated the PT Internationals, held at McCrae Yacht Club, Victoria, Australia. The final race today was cancelled, leaving Shaw to drop a 3rd place (from the first race), as he won all the other races. He is only the third Kiwi to win the event in the 28 times it has been held. However, he is the first Kiwi to win it in Australian waters. The previous Kiwi winners were Harry Handley (1979, in Nelson, NZ) and Peter Gray (1981, in Torbay, NZ). Runner-up was Australia's Bryan Anderson (Victoria) who has won the event twice previously, along with multiple Australian Championships. In third place was Scott Barker (New Zealand). The Teams Trophy was won by Australia. See the club's website for a full list of results at http://www.clubops.org/RegattaMicroSites/PT/PTInternationalsSeriesResults.aspx David Stumbles
  12. The 2012 Maersk Line Paper Tiger Catamaran International Championships is about to kick off at McCrae Yacht Club on Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia. The boats are being measured today and will compete from tomorrow (Friday 6th April) until Monday (9th April). This event, held two years out of every three, is the pinnacle event for the Paper Tiger Catamaran class. A full contingent of 20 boats has arrived from New Zealand and will be competing against 30 Australian boats, providing an absolutely top-level competition. The New Zealand group consists of their national team of ten boats, plus another ten invited boats. The Australian team of ten will compete against the Kiwi team for team honours, while all 50 boats will compete for the prize of International Champion. You can follow the results on the host club's website at: http://www.clubops.org/RegattaMicroSites/PT/PTInternationalsSeriesResults.aspx Or you can link to this from the bottom of the home page of the Paper Tiger Catamaran website at: http://www.papertigercatamaran.org/ (click the link under the Maersk Line logo) The event organisers would like to express their heartfelt thanks to Maersk Line, the shipping company that has made this event possible. If you have any questions about the event, or about the Paper Tiger Catamaran class, please feel free to contact me. Regards, David Stumbles Secretary Paper Tiger Catamaran International Association M: +61 (0)400 476 449 E: ptcia@papertigercatamaran.org W: www.papertigercatamaran.org
  13. The 2012 Maersk Line Paper Tiger Catamaran International Championships is about to kick off at McCrae Yacht Club on Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia. The boats are being measured today and will compete from tomorrow (Friday 6th April) until Monday (9th April). This event, held two years out of every three, is the pinnacle event for the Paper Tiger Catamaran class. A full contingent of 20 boats has arrived from New Zealand and will be competing against 30 Australian boats, providing an absolutely top-level competition. The New Zealand group consists of their national team of ten boats, plus another ten invited boats. The Australian team of ten will compete against the Kiwi team for team honours, while all 50 boats will compete for the prize of International Champion. You can follow the results on the host club's website at: http://www.clubops.org/RegattaMicroSites/PT/PTInternationalsSeriesResults.aspx Or you can link to this from the bottom of the home page of the Paper Tiger Catamaran website at: http://www.papertigercatamaran.org/ (click the link under the Maersk Line logo) The event organisers would like to express their heartfelt thanks to Maersk Line, the shipping company that has made this event possible. If you have any questions about the event, or about the Paper Tiger Catamaran class, please feel free to contact me. Regards, David Stumbles Secretary Paper Tiger Catamaran International Association M: +61 (0)400 476 449 E: ptcia@papertigercatamaran.org W: www.papertigercatamaran.org
  14. OVERALL RESULTS Koonawarra Bay 14ft Cat Regatta Only a very small fleet competed in this year's event, with just seven boats entered. The low numbers were no doubt heavily influenced by the massive amount of rain in the days leading up to it. However, the quality of the fleet was certainly high, and they came from a wide area, with three boats from Lake Macquarie (two from Mannering Park, one from Toronto), one from Kurnell, one from Port Kembla and two boats from the home club. There were four Windrush Super Sloops and three Paper Tigers. Light winds were predominant, with 6 knots or less out of the East on Saturday, interrupted by a storm that kept the fleet ashore for a couple of hours around lunchtime. Sunday saw a bit more, with the breeze coming more out of the SE at 6-11 knots, after a delayed start waiting for it to arrive. The final race, on Sunday afternoon, was started in the best breeze of the weekend, building to around 12 knots. However, a storm appeared shortly after the start and continued to roll across faster than any I can ever recall seeing there. As the leader, Ralph Skea, entered the second beat, lightning started appearing on the escarpment and the race committee decided to abandon the race. The fleet made it to shore safely as the storm rolled across. Across the weekend, the racing was very close. Paper Tigers were first across the line in the first two races. The Windrushes struck back, winning the next two races, but not by big enough margins to win on yardstick. Ralph Skea had a large lead at the first mark of the final race and was looking good for another win before the storm ruined the fun. As only four races were sailed, a number of ties resulted. Of the seven entrants, six were on ties. As the first two boats overall had equivalent places, the second part of the ISAF rules for breaking a series tie was employed, separating the boats on the results of the last heat sailed. This gave the overall win to Ralph Skea, from Jon Pinkerton, with Michael Pfeffer in third. Congratulations Ralph! The event was used as the Windrush NSW State Titles. Congratulations to Michael Pfeffer who took the title with four straight wins, from his father Warren, who had four second placings. Third place had to be decided based on the results of the last race. Third went to Tony Sanderson, with Rohan Pura missing out on the prizes in fourth. Thanks to all who competed and especially to those who travelled. The racing was excellent and was great to watch. 1. Solitaire (Paper Tiger) Ralph Skea (Koonawarra Bay S.C.) 1-2-2-1, 4pts 2. Johnny B Goode (Paper Tiger) Jon Pinkerton (Koonawarra Bay S.C.) 2-1-1-2, 4pts 3. Rush (Windrush S/S) Michael Pfeffer (Mannering Park A.S.C.) 3-3-3-3, 9pts 4. Hot Pepper (Windrush S/S) Warren Pfeffer (Mannering Park A.S.C.) 5-5-4-4, 13pts 5. Bean (Paper Tiger) Bruce Proctor (Toronto Amateur S.C.) 4-4-5-7, 13pts 6. Groove Thing (Windrush S/S) Tony Sanderson (Port Kembla S.C.) 7-6-7-5, 18pts 7. Dubblupp (Windrush S/S) Rohan Pura (Kurnell C.C.) 6-7-6-6, 18pts David Stumbles Koonawarra Bay SC
  15. Hi Michael, So this is definitely going to be the Windrush States? I wasn't aware of that. Note that this is not a problem, we would love to host the States again. I just want to ensure it is covered in the Sailing Instructions. Regards, Dave.
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