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NSW Formula/Foil Series

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Created by bushfire 1 month ago, 4 Mar 2019
bushfire
NSW, 262 posts
4 Mar 2019 10:01AM
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Round 3 at Marmong SC on Lake Macquarie.

NOTE*** Saturday 9th March****(NOR says 10th)
Briefing at 11am , first possible race at 12 midday.

Combined fleet - formula and foils.

Early forecast shows a 10 -15 knot NE'er. A great patch of water plus a friendly club.
See you there!

BarryFawkes
NSW, 141 posts
4 Mar 2019 9:07PM
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Can't wait glen we have had some cracking nor'easters up here for the last few weeks hope they stay around for the weekend

AUS032
NSW, 141 posts
5 Mar 2019 11:38AM
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Very much looking forward to it & fingers crossed that long range forecast stays positive

muz720
NSW, 61 posts
9 Mar 2019 6:09PM
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Great day at Marmong, good turnout despite a horrible forecast.
As it turned out we had a southerly with consistent 14-18knts.
We bashed out 5 races in record time.
Massive thanks to Byron for going the starts and manning the boat.

Results and photos to come in following days.

conan
NSW, 153 posts
9 Mar 2019 8:25PM
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That's great Muz .Another great event from the Marking crew .
Be back soon.

AUS299
NSW, 58 posts
10 Mar 2019 8:38AM
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Sorry I missed a great day on the lake.

DavidHowe
NSW, 58 posts
10 Mar 2019 9:49AM
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As Muz said, conditions were perfect for Formula and Foil at Marmong yesterday, with a full compliment of really great races done and dusted by 3pm. Thank-you to the Marmong crew, especially Byron on the start boat. Good thing we checked the weather observations on the day!

jamesf
NSW, 879 posts
10 Mar 2019 12:12PM
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Thanks to Murray and Glen for organising. It was a great day of racing.

Here are a few pics of the racing from Andrew H.













bushfire
NSW, 262 posts
10 Mar 2019 12:42PM
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Great day guys! Thanks to the Marmong SC and particularly Muz & Byron.
Here are the foil results - contact me if you see any errors. Formula results to be posted soon.
A clean sweep from Chris - just too fast and deep downwind. Great close racing all!




bushfire
NSW, 262 posts
10 Mar 2019 1:54PM
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Formula results here. Close racing again!




AUS299
NSW, 58 posts
10 Mar 2019 7:23PM
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bushfire said..
Great day guys! Thanks to the Marmong SC and particularly Muz & Byron.
Here are the foil results - contact me if you see any errors. Formula results to be posted soon.
A clean sweep from Chris - just too fast and deep downwind. Great close racing all!





Any chance of listing the foils that are being used at the pointy end of your fleet?

bushfire
NSW, 262 posts
11 Mar 2019 9:07AM
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On Saturday ;
Chris - on a modified NP F4 -- longer fuselage
Steve - Starboard Racefoil 800 front wing, 95cm Mast
Glen - Starboard Racefoil 800 front wing, 110cm Mast

On the Starboard, wing and mast choice changes with conditions encountered.

AUS299
NSW, 58 posts
11 Mar 2019 11:06AM
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bushfire said..
On Saturday ;
Chris - on a modified NP F4 -- longer fuselage
Steve - Starboard Racefoil 800 front wing, 95cm Mast
Glen - Starboard Racefoil 800 front wing, 110cm Mast

On the Starboard, wing and mast choice changes with conditions encountered.


Can I ask why the height of the mast matters? Or should I start reading the Foil Forums?

CJW
NSW, 1507 posts
11 Mar 2019 12:02PM
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It just gives you more room for error in terms of breaching. When racing you want to sail with a lot of power so sometimes that becomes difficult to control downwind. That extra margin for error helps, particularly if it's choppy. I think Steve was also on the long mast.

I run the modified F4 which has the same as the standard starboard mast (95cm).

If you want to race just get the starboard, it's modular so you can continually upgrade it if required and it's basically wins every competition around the world. I have the F4 but it's heavily modified (fuselage extended 300mm) and whilst it's ok it's not as easy to modify/change things like on the starboard and there isn't the wide variety of wings etc available.

AUS817
NSW, 273 posts
12 Mar 2019 1:12PM
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What's the days of the next heat?

bushfire
NSW, 262 posts
13 Mar 2019 1:26PM
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The last round of the series (round 4) is on March 30th (Saturday) at Koonawarra Bay Sailing Club on Lake Illawarra.
More details will come soon.



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