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#99369 - 02/20/07 06:37 AM 2007 F18 Worlds Starts - Carnage begins !!  
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WOW....
The 2007 F18 worlds started today with an absolute bang.
Winds gusting 30knts and 3metre seas caused havoc across the course - 16 capsizes and many breakages caused the additional races to be cancelled for the day.

Wind expected to increase tomorrow so probably no sailing.

2 Ambulances and 3 people in hospital added to the drama along with a demasting and numerous breakages and collisions taking out some of the other boats.

Wednesday looks to be even worse, I Just walked to the beach from the Rydges resort the sand blasting the boats still on the beach were getting was a sight to see.

Bundock and Booth were a class act. Nacra Pro team went out after the race and fine tuned thier heavy weather sailing in prep for the rest of the event.

US Nacra team had mainsheet give way and retired to fix .hoping for better results in second race but it was cancelled <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif" alt="" />

More fun tomorrow <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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#99370 - 02/20/07 06:41 AM Re: 2007 F18 Worlds Starts - Carnage begins !! [Re: CatsailorAus]  
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US Nacra team had mainsheet give way and retired to fix .


JC and Kenny?!?!? Nooo!

#99371 - 02/20/07 05:10 PM Re: 2007 F18 Worlds Starts - Carnage begins !! [Re: MauganN20]  
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Yeah, too bad.
How does a mainsheet break? Just curious....

#99372 - 02/20/07 10:06 PM Re: 2007 F18 Worlds Starts - Carnage begins !! [Re: arbo06]  
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when the splice is not done properly


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#99373 - 02/21/07 04:14 AM Re: 2007 F18 Worlds Starts - Carnage begins !! [Re: Jake]  
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I guess someone will be fired.....

#99374 - 02/21/07 07:31 AM Re: 2007 F18 Worlds Starts - Carnage begins !! [Re: Jake]  
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Is that what is known to be the cause of the failure? Since I do my own splicing, it would be nice to know what specifically failed. I’ve “heard” Kenny is a monster trimmer, in that he can wear a sheet out quickly.


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#99375 - 02/21/07 07:54 AM Re: 2007 F18 Worlds Starts - Carnage begins !! [Re: Chris9]  
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JC posted that the factory splice on the stock sheet failed. He's now using his own mainsheet. Dunno why he didn't put it on to begin with, as he took a lot of his own gear down with him with that intent.

Anyway - not something you'd expect to fail. They said they would have limped around the course and finished if they'd known racing would be cancelled, but they ran for the beach to make a repair instead. Chalk it up to bad luck - and then they lose the second day of racing entirely. <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />


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After watching Lionel Messi play, I realize I need to sail harder.
#99376 - 02/21/07 09:25 AM Re: 2007 F18 Worlds Starts - Carnage begins !! [Re: John Williams]  
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Good video posted now - hi-res looks good even in full-screen. Thanks, Sail TV. <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />


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After watching Lionel Messi play, I realize I need to sail harder.
#99377 - 02/21/07 11:05 AM Re: 2007 F18 Worlds Starts - Carnage begins !! [Re: John Williams]  
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And you don't give us a link!!


Once you go cat you never go back! Nacra 5.2 (Elsies)#1499, running an inter17 spin!
#99378 - 02/21/07 11:07 AM Re: 2007 F18 Worlds Starts - Carnage begins !! [Re: gree2056]  
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Link hasn't changed, mate.

http://www.2007f18worlds.com/race.html


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After watching Lionel Messi play, I realize I need to sail harder.
#99379 - 02/21/07 11:18 AM Re: 2007 F18 Worlds Starts - Carnage begins !! [Re: John Williams]  
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Good video posted now - hi-res looks good even in full-screen. Thanks, Sail TV. <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

Direct link: http://67.19.207.114/Television-Stations...rce=email120207

#99380 - 02/21/07 02:53 PM Re: 2007 F18 Worlds Starts - Carnage begins !! [Re: Tony_F18]  
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Good video posted now - hi-res looks good even in full-screen. Thanks, Sail TV. <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

Direct link: http://67.19.207.114/Television-Stations...rce=email120207



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#99381 - 02/21/07 03:02 PM Re: 2007 F18 Worlds Starts - Carnage begins !! [Re: scooby_simon]  
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I want to be on one of those boats!!!


Once you go cat you never go back! Nacra 5.2 (Elsies)#1499, running an inter17 spin!
#99382 - 02/21/07 03:32 PM Re: 2007 F18 Worlds Starts - Carnage begins !! [Re: gree2056]  
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Yeah, you say that now. <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />


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#99383 - 02/21/07 04:07 PM Re: 2007 F18 Worlds Starts - Carnage begins !! [Re: Jake]  
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As long as it wasn't my boat. I would hate to have my boat out in that but I would love to be out there on one of their boats!


Once you go cat you never go back! Nacra 5.2 (Elsies)#1499, running an inter17 spin!
#99384 - 02/21/07 06:51 PM Re: 2007 F18 Worlds Starts - Carnage begins !! [Re: John Williams]  
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JC posted that the factory splice on the stock sheet failed. He's now using his own mainsheet. Dunno why he didn't put it on to begin with, as he took a lot of his own gear down with him with that intent.

Anyway - not something you'd expect to fail. They said they would have limped around the course and finished if they'd known racing would be cancelled, but they ran for the beach to make a repair instead. Chalk it up to bad luck - and then they lose the second day of racing entirely. <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />


Which splice? Eye splice, cover/core traveler "splice?"
Hard to see how a taper would fail.

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#99385 - 02/21/07 07:27 PM Re: 2007 F18 Worlds Starts - Carnage begins !! [Re: PTP]  
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If the core slips inside the cover, and the cover tears loose at the taper, it's a real mess. You pull on the line but the core just slides inside and even a cleat won't hold it.


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#99386 - 02/21/07 07:37 PM Re: 2007 F18 Worlds Starts - Carnage begins !! [Re: Jake]  
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If the core slips inside the cover, and the cover tears loose at the taper, it's a real mess. You pull on the line but the core just slides inside and even a cleat won't hold it.

I had something like that happen when I took the core out of the cover for the travelor tie-off. How do people prevent that from happening when they do that with the travelor tails?

#99387 - 02/21/07 08:09 PM Re: 2007 F18 Worlds Starts - Carnage begins !! [Re: PTP]  
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They have their rigging done via "Treyline," which is guaranteed never to fail, or your money back AND line replacement.
My bet is that it wasn't a strip-cover taper, but was a splice between spectra and a line like Maffioli or Robline racing sheet. If not done properly, this type of splice could break loose.

#99388 - 02/21/07 11:25 PM Re: 2007 F18 Worlds Starts - Carnage begins !! [Re: PTP]  
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I'm hooked on the sail tv vids

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