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  • #111

    Geoff W

      Can anyone confirm that there is a Canberra Multihull regatta on and when? Looking at some posts I see 22nd and 23rd Oct Tuesday Wednesday mentioned and the ACT dinghy titles for the 26th $ 27th October. The later does not seem to invite multihulls, especially those without an established VY yardstick number. (According to NOR). Maybe the Multihull is for 19th 20th? I have already arranged accommodation for this time. Can you shed any light on this Leigh as the local?

    • #112


        Hi Geoff,

        The ACT Multi-hull Champs are conducted by the YMCA SC on the weekend 19-20 Oct 13.
        details http://canberra.ymca.org.au/sailing/events/Pages/default.aspx

        I sent an email to YMCA re Weta participation but have no response. I was hoping they might give us our own division if we get six starters (hopeful hey!). I will give them a call and get back to you.

        Excellent to hear you are coming down. Look forward to meeting up again. If Glenn can make it we will have three, so only three more to go!


      • #113


          Quick Update.

          YMCA SC would consider a Weta Division if numbers are there.
          Otherwise we will be sailing in the “Mixed” Division.

        • #118
          WETA NSW
          WETA NSW

            Hi Leigh and Geoff due to prior commitments i wont be able to get to the multi hull regatta , i will try and get down to your club as soon as is practicable leigh ,
            Have a good w/end guys hope you place on the podium

          • #120

            Wetanuff 863

              Hi Guys
              Have promised to take a couple out on Pittwater on the Sunday. He’s a keen sailor – who knows the seed may blossom into a purchase? So can’t make Canberra.

              Geoff W – was thinking of the Pittwater (Bayview ramp) tomorrow – Sun 13th for an am sail? This too local for you?

              Leigh thanks for your posts; I am hoping to get the pics of that demountable Go-Pro plastic mount (< $10) up on the forum soon.
              Oh, and the drinks / nibble evening – dare I say debrief – was great. Thank Jenny from us all. Somehow the guys survived with only breakfast and your nibbles / nuts! No mean feat.
              Geoff C
              Wetanuff #863

            • #134


                Hi Leigh,

                Great report! I put it up on the news section of weta.com.au let me know if that’s ok and if you have any photos I could add. http://www.weta.com.au/1/post/2013/10/canberra-fleet-doubles.html



              • #135


                  That’s ok. I’m sure Geoff has some photos and the YMCA SC had a photographer on their boat so there should be plenty about. Waiting to see if YMCA put them on the web.

                • #138
                  WETA NSW
                  WETA NSW

                    sounds like you guys had fun wish i could of made it , im doing a show this sat and then taking the weta out to the club sunday for the try sailing day show it too some ppl and take joy riders out

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                      • This reply was modified 5 years, 5 months ago by  wetaz904.
                    • #132


                        Canberra Fleet Doubles
                        Ok, only to two and only for the weekend! Geoff’s #842 joined Leigh’s #904 on Lake Burley Griffen for the ACT Multihull Championship. A great opportunity to spread the Weta word to the ACT and the Multi-hull fleet generally. The two boats created a lot of interest and perhaps sow the seed for a purchase down the track.

                        The preceding week the wind had been strong with regular 20 plus knot 10 min averages with 40 knot gusts. However, Saturday saw a high pressure cell move over the region and it was back to light and shifty conditions on the lake. A multi-hull event in these conditions meant that many mark rounding were more like bumper car events. Catamarans certainly don’t like the like conditions, preferring medium wind where they can lift a hull and boogie. The Weta acquitted itself quite well in the conditions against the slower classes of catamaran.

                        Lake sailing in these conditions means that a lead is never guaranteed and the two boats enjoyed a friendly rivalry during the day.

                        Sunday brought improved, if still lightish wind, but with encouraging gusts and generally increasing pressure during the day. A memorable reach to the bottom mark had both boats side by side powering along under gennaker. #904, the inside boat, decided to furl early allowing #842 to break the overlap and lead to the mark. #904 was hot on the heels of #842’s tail so a clean furl in quick time was going to be a test. You always get a tangle at the point you need it least, and the untidy furl allowed #904 to sneak inside of #842 and lead out of the mark.

                        Two boats on the water is double the fun, so it was great to have Geoff come down for the regatta.

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