Whitsunday Multihull Rendezvous 2007

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Make sure you get us some photos
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A quick status report - about to head out for day three . . . .



For the first two races we have placed 1st then 3rd. Rather happy with that . . . :D



Having a ball . . . . 8)



Sorry!! :wink:
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Cruiser / Cruisers Gal

You haven't seen any Orams's go past yet, have you?
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We were in a different division from Smooth Cruiser - they were div3, us div2, so mostly we sailed different courses. BUT we absolutely THRASHED a Fusion 40 ("Blonde Moment") in line honours, until they unfortunately suffered an injury to one of their crew, and withdrew from further races. In one passage race which took us around 4 hours, we beat them by over 2 hours! We were on a 38 foot "Mango" design. ("Tribute") In the same race a Seawind 11.6 failed to finish due to running out of time.



We were consistently beaten by a Schionning Wilderness 1320 "Cheetah"- it was simply faster than us, (6 feet longer) and by a racing tri "Slick Willie" , and usually finished 3rd across the line, and we ended up 3rd overall. We discovered that "Cheetah" wasn't a standard Wilderness 1320 either - it was built using superlight balsa cores, and had a 2m higher mast than standard, plus bigger foils. It also suffered several breakages during the regatta, including breaking a daggerboard. On our slightly overloaded boat (we had 5 crew plus all their gear for the return trip Bris to Airlie) we broke one sail slug.



Overall I came away very very impressed with the boat - 11 knots in 20 kts true at 30' apparent wind angle, 15+ knots in 20 knots at 60'apparent, great stuff for a 38 footer loaded with all that gear.



It was a fun event, the weather could have been a bit nicer, but there was plenty of breeze around. I might just go back - I wonder how an Oram that is 6 feet longer would go....
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44c wrote:I wonder how an Oram that is 6 feet longer would go....




Faster?
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OK - it's all over for another year . . . . and what a week it was!!



As usual the socialising was intense and the sailing just as much so. This year saw good wind every day - no drifintg towards the start line as has been the case on at least one day of the last 3 years.



Every day saw the wind go over 20 knots at some stage so there was plenty of spirited sailing.



In the past Division 1 has been the real racing class - these year these guys sailed under OMR handicaps. Division 2 is normally cruising with spinnaker and Division 3 is Cruising non-spinnaker. This year though Division 3 was only going to have 2 boats so Division 2 and 3 both became cruising with spinnaker. Division 2 was the faster half and Division 3 the slower. With some classy boats in Division 2 (Fusion 40, Fontaine Paejot 60, Wilderness 1320, Oram 38 etc) we were relegated to Division 3.



We did acquit ourselves quite well though - taking out 3rd overall for the whole week in this division, with a nice trophy and heaps of minor prizes to show for it.



We had some days of fantastic sailing including averaging 11.5 knots on day one for over 9 miles under spinnaker. We had no breakges - although a gudgeon pin on the boom working loose saw some hasty repairs and a missed start by a few minutes.



It was great to catch up with some old friends and some new ones - including 44c from this forum.



I will continue to see this week as one of the highlights of my sailing and socialising calendar, and would recommend it to anyone who is around this part of the world in late August.



See some more of you there next year!! 8) Once I get my photos sorted out I will probably post a few here . . .
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OK - after quite a delay (and some persistent prompting!! 8) ) I have finally got around to uploading some photos of the 2007 event. These are mostly taken by one of my crew - i was way too busy sailing . . .



The photos of course don't capture the full atmosphere of the event - you've got to be there to get that, but they do show some of the variety of boats sailing around during the event, from full on racers to laid back cruisers and everything in between.



Enjoy . . .



All ready to race - just waiting for the wind . . .





Two examples of Schionnings





Lining up for the start





Start line - overall winnner "Knot so Zippy"





Getting in position





The fleet spread out





Some were more serious than others . . .





. . . and some get wetter than others.





We got passed by Camira at one stage (surprisingly 8) )





A couple of tri-hards :wink:





Team Bushytales - check out those crew shirts!!





Some people have trouble getting into the party spirit . . . :oops:





Now it's over to 44c for some photos - he was there too!!
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Fantastic.



Can't wait to get into the thick-of-it too
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