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#1 Clipper

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 04:26 PM

Anyone have one of these?

 

https://www.hobbywar...dy-to-race.html

 

Any good?

 

Any racing here?

 

I want a pair of matched yachts to take cruising with me. In a perfect world that would be a pair of wind warriors, but they are too pricey.


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 04:47 PM

No but when we sailed against the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron back in April they told us they had a fleet a fleet of them and were having a lot of fun.


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 09:14 AM

There talk of setting up a fleet for juniors to learn to race in south Auckland.


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 10:53 PM

Here on Queensland's Gold Coast we regularly have up to 18 boats racing - most fun you can have with your pants on.

 

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 01:12 PM

RPNYC have 7 of them (to ensure 6 can sail at any one time) 

 

easy as to sail, apparently a bit of mucking around to get set up the first time.  they like flat water (suspect most of the small boats do, on opening day (25 ish knots on the harbour) within the confines of Clyde Quay they were nose diving a little, 

 

It looks like a single bolt to get the keel out and rig seems simple.

 

at that price its hard to go wrong...


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#6 Knot Me... maybe

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 01:56 PM

Don't suppose anyone knows if people are sailing 10 Raters anywhere around Akl?

 

Mr Sloop???


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#7 SloopJohnB

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 04:52 PM

10 Raters are not treated that well under IRC ;-)

Don't suppose anyone knows if people are sailing 10 Raters anywhere around Akl?

 

Mr Sloop???

 

Not sure about 10 raters, the most popular class in NZ are:

 

NZRYA have affiliated the following classes

 

IOM               280 registered boats

Marblehead   70 boats registered boats

Mini 40

RG65

Canterbury J

EC-12


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Posted 11 November 2017 - 01:25 PM

Ive bought a df65. I understand Raz88 did too. Will report back when we have received, assembled and raced...


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Posted 11 November 2017 - 07:09 PM

E10.50's not good enough?

 

Should have gone not to Spec Savers but maybe a Ross :twisted:  :lol:

 

 

Let me know how they go ...... I'm not going to say why now though :silent:


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 04:54 PM

They go alright. I bought a second one. Had some very casual match racing today, good fun. Long keels means you cant go too close to the posts you are racing around or you stop rather suddenly...
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