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A Cat Championship in Panama City #279089
05/20/15 02:29 PM
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The coverage is pretty good:

http://www.acatnorthamericans.com/


David Ingram
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"Do or do not. There is no try." - Yoda
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-- Have You Seen This? --
Re: A Cat Championship in Panama City [Re: David Ingram] #279090
05/20/15 04:23 PM
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Wow...I think this is the only time I've seen slow motion cinematography of sailing that I actually liked.

https://vimeo.com/128256124


Jake Kohl
Re: A Cat Championship in Panama City [Re: Jake] #279097
05/21/15 08:27 AM
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much nicer than bouncy boat-cams...


Jay

Re: A Cat Championship in Panama City [Re: David Ingram] #279101
05/21/15 12:46 PM
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And this is how you properly feature a sponsor in sailing video.

https://vimeo.com/128454320


David Ingram
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"Do or do not. There is no try." - Yoda
"Excuses are the tools of the weak and incompetent" - Two sista's I overheard in the hall
"You don't have to be a brain surgeon to be a complete idiot, but it helps"
Re: A Cat Championship in Panama City [Re: David Ingram] #279102
05/21/15 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by David Ingram
And this is how you properly feature a sponsor in sailing video.

https://vimeo.com/128454320


It doesn't hurt that he crushes that pin end start..wow.


Jake Kohl
Re: A Cat Championship in Panama City [Re: David Ingram] #279105
05/21/15 06:32 PM
05/21/15 06:32 PM

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Nice to hear some 'Stralian music on a US video

Re: A Cat Championship in Panama City [Re: David Ingram] #279107
05/21/15 11:43 PM
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Foilers are kicking butt
7 out of the top 10
And 10 out of the top 20...
Us low riders are still hanging in there

Re: A Cat Championship in Panama City [Re: David Ingram] #279110
05/22/15 08:11 AM
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Mike you looked like you were foiling on that start! Your own personal puff? Love those, I seldon get em, but love em


The men were amazed, and said, "What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?" Matthew 8:27





Re: A Cat Championship in Panama City [Re: David Ingram] #279117
05/22/15 11:40 PM
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not foiling, just power reaching down to the pin.

Re: A Cat Championship in Panama City [Re: David Ingram] #279119
05/23/15 07:51 AM
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So Mike, has there been any talk inside the class, of perhaps splitting the fleet into foiling and non-foiling fleets? Or perhaps a separate trophy for each?

I was just about to sell my Blade and get an A cat last year when this foiling thing came along and put the 'state of the art' wayyy outside my reach, money wise!

$30K for a foiler?? Ouch!

All those non foiling A cats need to go somewhere, maybe if the class splits up, I can afford a used non-foiler and have someone to race against.

If I want to go flying, for $30K I can get an airplane and not have to worry about if there's wind, or clean weeds on my blades.


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Re: A Cat Championship in Panama City [Re: David Ingram] #279122
05/24/15 07:00 AM
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We addressed it this week at the annual meeting. For full details, check out the sh*tstorm we have started over on the SA Multihull forum under the A-Class NA coverage.

Re: A Cat Championship in Panama City [Re: David Ingram] #279151
05/26/15 01:25 PM
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Highlight video of the week - https://vimeo.com/128902743

Re: A Cat Championship in Panama City [Re: mikekrantz] #279164
05/26/15 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by mikekrantz
Highlight video of the week - https://vimeo.com/128902743


I filled me shorts...

I need to get an A-Cat. It's amazing what a leap there is in flight compared to the footage from Tankapanakunablahblah... <---Can the locals even spell the name of their city?!


I'm boatless.
Re: A Cat Championship in Panama City [Re: mikekrantz] #279165
05/26/15 07:50 PM
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I could watch that all...day...long.


Jake Kohl
Re: A Cat Championship in Panama City [Re: Jake] #279180
05/27/15 02:15 PM
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man, just spent some time in that thread on Sailing Anarchy...you guys did start quite a storm. It's all in the wording. Nice that it appears to be resolved and I think you guys are headed down a good path. Contrary to some of the talk, it would be much more affordable to retrofit a standard "ocean hugging" boat with bottom-up installed foils to get it airborne than to go through the contortions of modifying the hull to accept some really oddly shaped daggerboard only to find out another oddly shaped daggerboard works better (and now it won't fit). A fore-aft top adjustment doesn't have to be buried in the trunk either and could just be bolted to the top of the deck.

Personally, after seeing the result of the phantom in the surf during the Florida 300, I'm waiting for someone to build a hull where the dagger board trunk opens through the side of the hull so the foil can be fully raised and permit sliding onto the beach. There are a lot of considerations there but I'm sure it can be done....heck, build the structure on the side of the hull like an old-school leeboard and unpin the entire structure when approaching the beach.


Jake Kohl
Re: A Cat Championship in Panama City [Re: Jake] #279181
05/27/15 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Jake

Personally, after seeing the result of the phantom in the surf during the Florida 300, I'm waiting for someone to build a hull where the dagger board trunk opens through the side of the hull so the foil can be fully raised and permit sliding onto the beach. There are a lot of considerations there but I'm sure it can be done....heck, build the structure on the side of the hull like an old-school leeboard and unpin the entire structure when approaching the beach.


would a little cutout in the hull athwartship to fit the "T" part of the foil work to allow (when fully retracted) the foil to fit flush with the hull when you go skidding up the beach? Might be slow in non-foiling mode, however..


Jay

Re: A Cat Championship in Panama City [Re: David Ingram] #279184
05/27/15 02:39 PM
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or you could just buy a moth.


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"Do or do not. There is no try." - Yoda
"Excuses are the tools of the weak and incompetent" - Two sista's I overheard in the hall
"You don't have to be a brain surgeon to be a complete idiot, but it helps"
Re: A Cat Championship in Panama City [Re: David Ingram] #279185
05/27/15 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by David Ingram
or you could just buy a moth.


Ever sail a 49er/29er? You never realize how much time you spend with your catamaran idle, drinking some water or taking in a snack between races at a weekend regatta until your f'in boat won't stay upright unless it's moving all the time. I'm guessing the moth is similar.


Jake Kohl
Re: A Cat Championship in Panama City [Re: David Ingram] #279186
05/27/15 02:54 PM
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I had a moth. Like Jake said, try drinking a beer or chilling out between races. I sold it, to get another A-cat...

Re: A Cat Championship in Panama City [Re: mikekrantz] #279188
05/27/15 03:45 PM
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do any of you yoots with high-tech boats even drink while sailing anymore?

But yeah, the moth/29r/49r thing would really suck waiting between races... and using the head is practically out of the question I suspect.

I do enjoy loitering without having to worry the boat will flip.


Jay

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