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HooD last won the day on August 11 2019

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  1. HooD

    Cat yardsticks

    hows that? vyc_2016_1.1.pdf
  2. HooD

    Cat yardsticks

    Division 1 is well off the pace too, looks like they are last seasons yardsticks and have not been updated. been to a few regatta's where the people running the show didn't have much of an idea about yardsticks. I would send them an email with a link to the current vyc with a short note to say something about them being updated. not much you can do now but it would be nice going forward to be using the correct vyc's
  3. HooD

    WANTED. 5m maricat

    could be the 83rd sail made?
  4. http://feldten-marine.com/asia-pacific/
  5. You do realise there is no such product as "Ronstan Gel Coat Protector" do you perhaps mean the polish?
  6. HooD

    Beam punching into hull

    given the number of cheap windrush 14's on ebay and gumtree i reckon your best bet is a donor boat, just look for something with a good set of hulls and shagged sails. http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-windrush/k0?fromSearchBox=true
  7. put EVA foam over the offending area, softer grippier and far more pleasant to deal with.
  8. HooD

    Best Sailmaker in Brisbane

  9. Hi Simon, AUS25 is a Capricorn /C1 there are a couple of C2's for sale on the Australian f18 website. www.ausf18.org.au
  10. HooD

    2015 yardsticks

    Hi Tony, Looks like we still have a few months until the 2015-2016 ratings come out. I truly hope they take onboard the comments that were made last season about some of their ratings. the F18 community was not at all pleased by splitting the class and giving handicaps to older designs like the hobie tiger ans ahpc capricorn. The entire system is derived from the F18's as the zero boat. which is a pretty fair call, they are already the scratch boat in most handicap systems for catamarans in the world for good reason. the thing of it is F18's sail almost exclusively windward leeward courses for racing with some distance racing thrown in. never on a triangle course. for the system to work correctly everyone would need to be sailing windward leeward courses. as we know most 14 footers are not very exciting on a DDW run so tend to sail triangle courses. To my mind the whole system is flawed because of this fact. The “base” class for conversion of SCHRS ratings to Yachting Victoria Yardsticks remains the F18. The F18 class is well represented in large numbers with reliable, validated mixed fleet race data across Europe, USA, UK and Australia. The F18 therefore represents an ideal class to standardize on for conversion between various yardstick systems. However, the F18 class continues to evolve, both from a design perspective as well as through the ability of experienced crews to drive the boat harder and faster than in previous seasons. To reflect these developments, and to maintain relativity with Yachting Victoria dinghy class yardsticks, the F18 yardstick has been adjusted downwards by 1 yardstick point to 66.5. All other catamaran yardsticks have not moved as a result of this re-alignment of the F18 yardstick, unless determined otherwise by recent performance data or measurement data updated as a result of class specifications/rules revisions.
  11. HooD

    Bundaberg Sailing Club Regatta

    and everyone get's free bundy rum? ew yuck btw!
  12. about a season old, very good condition, one patch repair. $500 email darren at catsailor.org or 0407 486 381 can deliver to victoria next week.
  13. HooD

    WANTED AHPC Capricorn!

    Chris wants a little more than the budget allows, hoping to pick up a good boat a shade cheaper.
  14. Looking for a AHPC Capricorn, need to be ready to race, no trailer required, budget 7ish K prefer Victorian boat, may travel to NSW for right boat. 0407 486 381