Jan 1, 2017

A-Class Australian Nats 2017: Day 1

Update: Day 1 just completed , results below.----
The Australian Exploder camp continue to test latest D3 devels from Jakub & Gonzalo Redondo.
As reported by Bob Griffits on the A-Cat.org web, Brewin has the latest D3 case position plus casette castings to fit a more refined blade / T winglets, which along his skills and setups are allowing him to "steady foil upwind" during the practice races.
Till now the upwind foiling mode vmg has not payed as seen in Medemblik and also I can confirm first hand on the tests we've done here.

If Brewin is actually flying to windward during the event and winds allows for such mode we will see another milestone for the A-Class flight development. The championship will start today, so better wait till the end of the week to confirm when we'll have plenty of direct feedback, but I do hope the Australian top guns on the D3 can come up with the technique and the provided tools to achieve such feat, looking forward to the World at Sopot this year where Exploder will put everything they have to aim once again for a deserved title on the great work done for the Class.

Photo above: Exploder D3 similar to Brewin's.
Landy seems to be testing a new rig also. Read full of the practice day report by Bob Griffits www.a-cat.org/?q=node/916

Update:
Day 1 report still to come. No pics available yet. But good to see three different winners: Bundy, Brewin & Collet.

Below top ten results after 3 championships races. Full scores at www.mccraeyc.com.au/index.php/regattas/2016-17-regatta-results/2017-a-class-nationals



Pos Sail No Skipper Club Cat R1
2 Jan 17
R 2
2 Jan 17
R3
2 Jan 17
Total Nett
1 AUS 4 Steve Brewin Kurnell CC Open 2 1 2 5 5
2 AUS 88 Darren Bundock Gosford SC Master 1 2 3 6 6
3 AUS 10 Brad Collett QLD Open 4 5 1 10 10
4 AUS 14 Adam Beattie Cairns YC Open 3 4 4 11 11
5 AUS 25 Stephen Brayshaw McCrae YC Open 5 3 5 13 13
6 AUS 308 Andrew Landenberger Clarence River SC Master 6 6 8 20 20
7 AUS 1035 David Brewer Safety Beach SC Master 7 7 9 23 23
8 AUS 31 Scott Anderson Gosford SC GGM 8 9 11 28 28
9 AUS 41 Matt Homan Humpybong YC Open 15 8 7 30 30
10 NZL 262 Daniel Philpott Navel Point Junior 9 12 13 34 34

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