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Re: F18 Worlds starts today!!!!!! [Re: phill] #79656
07/11/06 08:08 AM
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F18 Australia has a disclamer on there web site stating....

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The Australian F18 Association reminds all F18 owners that due to various width configurations you may or may not need a permit to transport you boat. Please contact your state RTA for further information on road safety.


I assume the manufactures also have something of simular effect in their owners manual.

For me..... I am not going to risk towing illegal and have made a tilt trailer.

As for Laruffa..... Confirmed, he is on a Charter Tiger and all what Scarecrow said is accurate. Seen the model of the Predator MkII and it looks HOT.......

For anybody that does not know, Mark is the Chairman of the AUS 2007 F18 Worlds Committee and is the main driving force behind the event. He is also backed up by many hardworking AUS F18 sailors on the committee, many of whome have taken a short break to attend the Hyeres Worlds and market our Worlds too the Internationals.

Been a very big work load on these guys (and will continue to be) which has realy chewed into their 06 Worlds preperation. Lets hope that it does not show in the results for them.


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Re: F18 Worlds starts today!!!!!! [Re: PpS] #79657
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Surely the Nacra is at full beam. They wouldn't make the same mistake twice.


So the old Nacra design was not full beam but the new design (Infusion) is? What could possibly have been the logic for a catamaran that was not at max beam?



People talking .rap and idiots believing it


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Re: F18 Worlds starts today!!!!!! [Re: TEAMVMG] #79658
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Surely the Nacra is at full beam. They wouldn't make the same mistake twice.


So the old Nacra design was not full beam but the new design (Infusion) is? What could possibly have been the logic for a catamaran that was not at max beam?



People talking .rap and idiots believing it


It is fact in Australia...... Call up Brisbane Cat Centre (NACRA Australia) if you doubt it or talk to any of the AUS F18 sailors.

It was a big mistake by NACRA Aus to reduce the width and it quickly showed in the first AUS F18 Championships. They later offered the kite to people and the NACRA performace increased........ But the mud stuck and a lot of good sailors would not buy a NARCA here. Therefore results indicated that it was still not a fast boat an less people bought them. The new NACRA is a blessing for AUS and will help to shake of some of the mud.

The good news is that there are plenty of fast full width NACRAs in Oz at the moment for a steal. Overlook the past and you have a competitive boat.


Re: F18 Worlds starts today!!!!!! [Re: Tornado_ALIVE] #79659
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Seen the model of the Predator MkII and it looks HOT.......


what does Mk stand for? Mark? What does that mean? I see this all over the place in sailboat names. I tried to figure it out a bit back through google, but could not.

Re: F18 Worlds starts today!!!!!! [Re: ] #79660
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Spot on : second release of an original model: Mark II.
Example : Deep Purple stopped being Deep Purple at the start of Mark 3 :-(

Re: F18 Worlds starts today!!!!!! [Re: ] #79661
07/11/06 05:25 PM
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Seen the model of the Predator MkII and it looks HOT.......


what does Mk stand for? Mark? What does that mean? I see this all over the place in sailboat names. I tried to figure it out a bit back through google, but could not.


As in Mark II or their second version of the design.

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Re: F18 Worlds starts today!!!!!! [Re: Tom Korz] #79662
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Do the finals start today?

Re: F18 Worlds starts today!!!!!! [Re: MauganN20] #79663
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Hey Jake

are Alex and Nigel sailing an infusion over there?


Looks like it.

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That is them isn't it?

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Re: F18 Worlds starts today!!!!!! [Re: HobieZealot] #79664
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yeah - that's them. Where did you find that pic?


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Re: F18 Worlds starts today!!!!!! [Re: HobieZealot] #79665
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yeah that looks like the patented Nigel Kneeling Steering Stance.

Wonder if he did that while steering the VX40 too <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Re: F18 Worlds starts today!!!!!! [Re: MauganN20] #79666
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According to a post made by Alex over at 1design.net, they didn't get any races in today - they were called off the beach twice but couldn't make it happen due to lack of breeze.


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Re: F18 Worlds starts today!!!!!! [Re: Jake] #79667
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[Linked Image]

Here is a shot of Greg Thomas and Jacques Bernier. They are the top US team after 5 races. They are in 13th. The worst race they have is an 11th (a 2nd yesterday). With this group...you don't get many breaks! Looks like Nigel and Alex are next best Americans in 77th


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Re: F18 Worlds starts today!!!!!! [Re: mmiller] #79668
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Very cool! Thanks for the pics guys!

Re: F18 Worlds starts today!!!!!! [Re: Brian_Mc] #79669
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Quote from Andrew Holden AUS F18 Secretary

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Spoke to Mal Richardson this AM from France -

Monday - 10knts winds on first day
Tuesday - VERY light and patchy.
Wednesday - NO Wind and no racing
Forcast for Thursday is good - should have racing

Mal was unsure whether they will try and complete the qualifying or go straight to the Gold/Silver fleets for tomorrows racing.


Re: F18 Worlds starts today!!!!!! [Re: Tornado_ALIVE] #79670
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What I really don't get is why the organisation doesn't bring any news on their website. Now thanks to rumours and some networking skills (thnx TA) we know that wednesday was a perfect day to get a suntan on the beach.

grrr.

Re: F18 Worlds starts today!!!!!! [Re: Boomer] #79671
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Reports from Jacques Bernier

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Well after much drama and nearly missed flights and lost bags on Air Chance (France) we actually made it onto the water. I tell you - between Greg almost not making it - then all my gear going missing with the airline.. there was bound to be something else go wrong.

Of course this morning as we tried to leave the boat park - we put a hole in the side of the boat. (Smacked a trailer on the beach)
This meant we had to find some tape - and find it quick.... Luckily for us Alberto from Italy was still around and had some for us.

Our results I think we OK - we improved as the day wore on - our top finish is a third. Tomorrows races will finish the qualifying and we'll begin racing head to head with the top 80+ teams out of over 160 - they split the field into two groups - gold and silver and we're obviously hoping to be in the top group (I think that's a definite at this point)

So for tomorrow hopefully more of the same conditions.. So far the weather has been nice - really hot with good winds....and the bread is good.

No Internet at the site - so I'm writing this on the neighbor's computer until I can find a spot to hook up.

Follow the action at the web site for the event:

http://f18worlds2006.com/


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update - just checked the results and we're in 9th at the moment.
One guy had a bad accident with a port boat as they were just turning and flying the spi downwind - he was hit in the face - broken jaw - huge slice - concussion and broken shoulder... he's pretty bad. Our roommates from Australia rescued the guy from the water - it happen just in front of us however we didn't see it or notice the crew in the water...
We will all be pulling for him...he's in local hospital in Toulon.


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The Nacracorns are a couple up the front.. Misch of course... Helge and CHristian are doing well on the Capri

Other than those... not sure who you're not sure of.. there are like 6 or 7 Tigers in the top ten after day one... but now I don't know.. pretty much all even-steven.. some boats are better in light air it seems.. but it's all so close.. that's why they call it a formula..I think its working.

Sorry I didn't write last night... couldn't find any Internet connection.

Yesterday we had two challenging races in very little wind....it was just like home in San Diego..... We had another good result of a second place - placing us among the leaders... We are just a few points from the top five at the moment.

Since today there was no racing (though we did sail out twice to the course but only to be sent back due to dying wind) we are still trying to complete the qualifying... we need one more race to equal things up to split into two separate fleets.

Some news on the German crew who was injured - he's had an operation to wire shut his jaw and fix the cut to his face... as well some pins to his shoulder. He is still in local hospital and we're all relieved to know he's going to recover.

A few teams were randomly checked for measurement after the days races yesterday and weighed. All boats were light making for some interesting protests... Today we started our day building a paddle to comply with another rule which was challenged by the Dutch team who had earlier been disqualified due to being under weight. SO the organizers had the scales calibrated and all teams were re-measured and I think they have all been disqualified from their last race (Lucky for Darren Bundock it was his worst race)

So... now we wait to see what the decision is for the final qualifying races so that we can get into the finals and challenge for a top spot.

I have heard the weather is expected to be more of the same... really hot, and little wind. (though some people claim tomorrow is expected allot of wind... we'll see) Hopefully there is at least enough to sail - we like it when there are mild conditions. Looking forward to more competition tomorrow.

Tonight a bunch of the teams are making a new race at the local go-karting track... this is something I know a little about - so hopefully we can spank these Euros on the track too! ha-ha.

Follow the racing at: http://f18worlds2006.com/

More tomorrow..


Re: F18 Worlds starts today!!!!!! [Re: Tornado_ALIVE] #79672
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The Dutchies mentioned in TA's quote appeared to be Remco Kenbeek and Paul Brouwer (duh?)
Wonder what happened to that race. As far as I can see, the results of only 5 races are on the website.

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Hey Jacques! If only they had a foos ball table! <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> Get 'em guys!


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A few teams were randomly checked for measurement after the days races yesterday and weighed. All boats were light making for some interesting protests... Today we started our day building a paddle to comply with another rule


Boats being under weight <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> Anyone know by how much ?

Also re the paddle, do people not read their own class rules ? !


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Re: F18 Worlds starts today!!!!!! [Re: scooby_simon] #79675
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Greg and Jacques moved up today!

Through 6 races (today they had a 6th...in the sixth...that is interesting!) they are in 8th now. They are in very good position to move up significantly as they have yet to take a bad race. All but two teams in front of them has a bigger throw out. Note that Bundock dropped to 6th by having another bigger number to swallow!

Nigel and Alex took a DNF and are now in 89th which is into the silver fleet if they do a cut tonight.


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