Pittwater to Coffs race

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  1. Corley
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    This year is the debut of multihulls in this race which is run by the Royal Price Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC) with the ORMA60 Team Australia leading the charge. A number of multihulls from Pittwater including Indian Chief/grainger catamaran, Voodoo Spirit/Egan trimaran and Morticia a Seacart 30 trimaran.

    The race starts today here is a recent press release:

    http://www.sail-world.com/Australia...118073&SRCID=0&ntid=0&tickeruid=0&tickerCID=0

    and the tracker is here:

    http://www.pittwatertocoffs.com.au/index.php/live/yacht-tracking
     
  2. oceancruiser

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    A pity the multihulls on tracker don't display the line honours placing's like the monohulls when using curser ID curser?.


    TA a pure racer not interested doing the SH but enters a race with only 3 other multihulls half its size. The others could they be called racer / cruisers ?

    what's he trying to prove.

    No over all race winner handicap prize by the looks of it combining monohulls and multihull boats.


    The handicap numbers look a bit suspect.

    Team Australia a pure stat of the art tri racer 60ft handicap 1.469

    Indian chief cat under 30ft approx " .922

    Voodoo Spirit ' .888

    Rushour ' .823

    Morticia .964


    Ragamuffin 52 ft 1.348

    Mucho Ado V 11.4 Meters 1.000




    TA doing 21.2 knots.

    Rush hour doing 4.9 knots.


    Ragamuffin doing 10.3 knots.

    OC
     
  3. Corley
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    Nobody in the multihull fleet really expects to beat the ORMA60 I gather they are determining handicaps based on OMR. The sails on TA have been measured and the boat weighed so I see no reason to dispute their numbers. Morticia and Indian Chief are the closest to a purest racer among the Pittwater fleet boats.
     
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    Great links Corley,
    be good to see how it finishes between Voodoo Spirit & Morticia, I'm barracking for the Egan boat.................

    Love the tracker!!!!!

    Jeff.
     
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    I'm looking forward to the tussle of the Pittwater boats Morticia and Indian Chief are the hot favorites but Voodoo Spirit would have to be in with a show.

    The OMR rule doesn't penalize foils or beam as at the moment there is a data gathering process which will determine what is a fair adjustment for their use. There is a provision that's currently not active for a 5% penalty for lifting foils. The boxboat with it's lifting foils when racing in mixed fleets will provide more information on what future direction will be taken in that regard. Multihulls tend to be divided up to separate divisions at large events in line with their rating.
     
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    Awesome, looks like Morticia and Indian Chief have been a stones throw apart the whole way !
     
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    Team Australia is finished in Coffs Harbour. The seacart 30 Morticia is still in 1st on handicap will be interesting to see if they will manage to take the race on handicap. They headed well out from the coast and it seems to have paid off as they have a considerable lead over Indian Chief now.
     
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    The Seacart 30 Morticia came in about three hours after Team Australia and managed a win on corrected time the Grainger catamaran Indian Chief looks set to come in second on corrected time, A great effort.
     
  11. oceancruiser

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    Do you Know if Chris Dickson and the other Great Kiwi sailor was on Team Australia this time ?

    They sailed an extra 20 nms. Rushour still sailing and doing 1.8 knots and Voodoo doing 1.5 knots. vmg

    Could be TA where sand bagging to get their handicap lowered for a bigger more attention seeking media race. Just a thought. No offence intended CT 249.


    Quote redreuben "Awesome, looks like Morticia and Indian Chief have been a stones throw apart the whole way !"

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    Team Australia is going to release a race report not sure of crew for this race.
     
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    Seems that Rush Hour has "rum out of enthusiasm" & headed into Port Mac for some.
    Jeff.
     

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    Cant blame them but who was responsible for stocking up the fridge?
     
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