Brisbane to Gladstone Multihull Yacht Race

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Corley, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Corley
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    Sean Langman's Team Australia ORMA 60(ex Banque Populaire IV) is all set to chase down Martyn Riley's Raw Nerve race record of 18 hours 55 minutes 9 seconds. They expect to be able to slice a couple of hours off the record if conditions remain as predicted.

    http://www.sail-world.com/Australia/Brisbane-to-Gladstone-multihull-race-record-under-threat/95682

    They have a satellite tracker on the Multihull Yacht Club of Queensland website I assume it will show boat positions once the race is started. The
    race starts on the 6th of April.

    http://yb.tl/mbgyr2012

    Here is a link to a listing of this years competitors.

    http://www.mycq.org.au/Events/BtoG/Competitors.htm
     
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    Hey Mas, what time do the multis start?
     
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    Multies are supposed to start at 11:45 - - - - 8 minutes ago but no bloody sign yet ??????? Plenty of krap on the monos - - - I am trying to find out...

    HERE ARE THE MULTIHULLS - - http://yb.tl/mbgyr2012 sorry for the confusion.
     
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    The monos started about an hour ago and the multis - 45 minutes later -The multis are now overtaking them. Go MULTIS !!!

    Spitfire channel, (along the outside of Bribie Island and up to Caloundra), is recording 12 to 14 knot southerly. - - Up at Maroochydore present info is 06/12:00pm 26.5degC SE 12Knot gusting 16Knot... - weather observations here http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDQ60701/IDQ60701.94569.shtml

    The last vessel is a mono and the first in the race is now a Multi :D :D :D :D :eek: :eek: :p 12:20AEST
     
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    Both fleets are to round the South Cardinal mark near Moreton Island, passing fairly close to the Tangalooma Resort there, and then cross closer to Bribie Island to follow the Spitfire Channel and to enter the open sea near Caloundra. - Lots of moving sandbars to avoid.
     
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    "Team Australia" an ORMA 60 has rounded the South Cardinal and is definitely whole of fleet leader. Key links to follow are
    - - - Monos - - http://b2g-179331447.ap-southeast-1.elb.amazonaws.com/yachttracker/
    - - - Multis - - http://yb.tl/mbgyr2012

    - - - MET - - http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR082.loop.shtml#skip Radar and wind velocity in KmH and temperatures in Deg C and precipitation in MM
    - - - - - - - - - http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/observations/coastalmap.shtml#brisbane which has links to . . .
    - - - http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDQ60701/IDQ60701.94569.shtml = = Maroochydore
    - - - http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDQ60701/IDQ60701.94584.shtml = = Double Island Point
    - - - http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDQ60701/IDQ60701.94390.shtml = = Sandy Cape
    - - - http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDQ60701/IDQ60701.94384.shtml = = Seventeen Seventy
    - - - http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDQ60701/IDQ60701.94380.shtml = = Gladstone
     
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    Team Aus ORMA one boat race? I really wanna see the big Schionnings and Boss come in before the big monos Black Jack, Wild Thing etc, will be tough I think but thats the race I'm watching
     
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    I do not know what has happened to the ORMA "Team Australia", as it has slowed to 4 something knots and seems like "Renaissance" has also got several buckets on ropes trailing astern of her to slow progress ???

    ORMA 60 "Team Australia" is now 3.7 knots WTF ???????? are both to be early withdrawals? Oh bugger? Nup, just a glitch in data supply?
     
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    Update from MYCQ webpage:

    http://www.mycq.org.au/index.htm

    13:40 Team Australia on race record pace. News release by Ian Grant.

    Sean Langman’s fast lane sailing trimaran Team Australia predictably left her rivals in her wake when they power sailed to a commanding lead in the Multihull class Brisbane to Gladstone race this afternoon.
    The exceptionally fast triple-hull yacht covered the initial 20 nautical miles of the 308 nautical mile race in 55 minutes to lay down a claim to break the 18 hour 55 minute 9 second race record before dawn tomorrow. Her owner skipper Sean Langman is no stranger to racing on this tactically demanding course having set two of the three fastest times with his similarly exciting open 60 class mono sloop AAPT Grundig.

    After 1 hour of racing Team Australia had extended her lead as she tracked a fast course to enter the North West shipping channel. Race officials predicted that Team Australia will clear the Caloundra Fairway Buoy before 3 pm then continue to produce her impressive performance when she sails into stronger wind blowing on the open ocean.
     
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    Top 3 multis are flying, Team Aus 27 knots and way out in front, Mojo and Chill Pill mid 18s, both Schionning cruiser/racers are way ahead of the BIG monos, keep it up guys!

    Update, B.O.S.S. Racing tracker is back online, close to the Schionnings at 23+ knots,
     
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    Team Australia is well past the midpoint of the race with about 130nm to go if everything hangs together looks like they will certainly break the existing record.
     

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