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Author Topic: Springbok RG65/Fiesta Day 30th October  (Read 1702 times)

Matt121

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Springbok RG65/Fiesta Day 30th October
« on: September 30, 2011, 11:40:03 AM »

Via MMI

Springbok Mariners are having an RG65 and Fiesta open day on the 30th October.

"Bring your own boat or come along and check out the fleet"

Contact details and location here http://www.springbok1.moonfruit.com/#

Some of us  from Kingsbury will be taking our RG65s down.

Matt
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Matt121

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Re: Springbok RG65/Fiesta Day 30th October
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2011, 03:31:40 PM »

Thanks go to the Springbok Mariners and Southwater Dabblers for organising a fun days racing despite the slightly fluky wind and the increasing drizzle!

Most races had a mixed fleet of 17 boats (roughly 50/50 RG65 Fiesta) on the water.

Mark Dicks brought along the prototype ICE (See robots yachts website http://www.robotyachts.co.uk/page_2432069.html) and a very impressive looking carbon version that will end up with a swing rig.

Agustin Moreno from SAILSetc and Vernon Appleton brought along a couple of boats including a carbon fibre prototype of the Argon (see SAILSetc website http://www.sailsetc.com/boatsRG65.htm)

The rest of the RG65s were mostly JIF65s and Pumas (JIF2) with a Bantock Rogue and an RCSails Siri65 thrown in for good measure with a mix of both standard and swing rigs. An interesting variation on one of Agustinís boats was a rotating mast with a fixed gooseneck and a conventional jib.

I completely forgot to take any photos but I'm sure some will start to surface in due course. There may also be a write up in the next issue of the MYA Acquaint Magazine.

The Fiestas just took the day on the water http://dabblers.wikispaces.com/News+Pages but that might have been different if Mark and Agustin hadn't missed the first couple of races.

A re-match has been pencilled in for the 7th October 2012 at Southwater.

Matt
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