Foiling Update --First week in November a comprehensive foil testing at Lake Macquarie will take place with videos taken from onboard and chase boat. The results so far are looking good such as positive tacking and jibing with all foils down, Sailing in light winds with forward foils fully up and rudder elevator set in neutral the sailing quality is still very good. Also the raising and lowering of forward foils underway are easy to operate with no jamming.
I have started on full set of plans for the owner builder. Due to work commitments away from home over the next 6 weeks plans will take time to complete but will be in the post ready by Christmas.
Plans have been sold to clients in USA, Canada, UK, France and Australia.
22/05/2019 Latest Update
The big trailer boat race Bay to Bay was held over 4th and 5th May. The class i raced in had three Pulse 600, two OSTAC Tramps, a Wind Rush and my STING 600. All boats were 6 mtrs long (20')
For some reason one Pulse and the Wind Rush posted no scores.
Day one course was 35 klms long and sailing close to the wind Sting 600 and a Pulse hit the line together, the other boats were no where in sight. Sunday leg turned out to be a 40 klm light down wind sail and although we were first over the start line we didn't have a spinnaker. so waved to the rest of fleet ( over 100 boats ) as they sailed into the distance. Now talking to my sail maker,as i need a full wardrobe of sails.
We came third overall and second in OMR beating the Pulse 600 into third place.
Have re designed main hull and amas to be built with out a strong back.
I have now simplified construction to save "time and money". By delaying full set of plans allows for progression of ideas and i am well pleased with new simple construction methods.