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 Post subject: Getaway Yardstick
PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 4:30 am 
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Location: Bathurst, NSW, Austalia
G'day Folks

Ive just started racing my getaway with a mixed fleet. Its more of a social outing than serious racing. But having said that, the handicaps are based on boat yardsticks. For example Laser yardstick of 112, Hobie 16 yardstick 82. This is fine except the handicaper cant find a yardstick for the getaway and as such has used the Hobie 16 yardstick for the moment. I wondered if anybody knows of the yardstick that should be applied to the getaway. I think it is fair to say that the Hobie 16 would be more competative than the getaway.

Also since starting racing Ive havent been able to get the getaway to point as high as the other cats in the fleet, Hobie 16, Hobie 14 & Maricat 4.3. Has anyone got any ideas.

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Eugene (Bathurst, Australia)


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 Post subject: Getaway Yardstick
PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2004 11:20 pm 
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Location: Melbourne Australia
Eugene,

I have not found any rating in Australia,
But you could use http://www.ussailing.org/portsmouth/tab ... es04mh.htm


Hobie 14 H14 86.5 95.1 90.2 85.6 81.3
Hobie 14 Turbo (1-up) H142 83.1 86.4 85.1 81.1 79.4
Hobie 16 H16 76.1 81.7 78.7 74.1 71.6
Hobie 16 Trapseat H16TS [78.0]
Hobie 17 (1-up) H17 74.1 78.5 76.3 73.7 69.5
Hobie 17 Sport Sloop, 2-up H17P 74.5 78.0 74.8 74.0 71.5
Hobie 18 & 18 Magnum H18 71.4 76.9 73.5 69.6 66.8
Hobie 18 Formula H18F 71.6 78.5 73.2 71.0 66.2
Hobie 20 Miracle H20 64.9 69.4 66.4 64.2 61.3
Hobie 21 no spi H21 67.1 71.9 69.2 66.4 61.7
Hobie Dragoon 2-3crew no spi HDRG [83.0] [87.5] [84.7] [82.8] [81.5]
Hobie Fox w/spi HFOX 60.6 63.7 61.7 60.5 58.0
Hobie FX-One 1-up no spi HFX1U [71.2] [74.5] [73.0] [71.2] [69.1]
Hobie Getaway HGET 82.4 [87.5] 85.1 [81.1] [80.0]
Hobie SX-18 spi H18SX 70.7 75.6 73.1 70.1 65.3
Hobie Tiger F18 spi HF18 62.5 66.4 64.1 62.0 59.3
Hobie Tiger ODR spi HTIG 62.5 66.4 64.1 62.0 59.3
Hobie Wave HWAV 92.4 96.0 93.2 90.4 90.1

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Mark (in Melbourne)


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 4:21 am 
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Thanks Mark

The website was a great help. My club members and I have compared the Portsmouth tables with the VYC yardsticks and my handycap has now decreased from 82 to 90. It seems the yardstick for a Getaway is about the same as a Hobie turbo or a Nacra 5.2.

As for pointing higher compared to outer cats. I think I can now answer this myself. We have taken to using the windward jib sheet to bring the jib closer to the mast and closing the slot up between the Main and the jib. It seems clear that the Main will point higher into the wind before it luffs. The jib however luffs well before the main, sheeting in the windward jib sheet as well takes the flap out of the jib and lets us point a bit higher.

Eugene


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 1:52 pm 
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I can tell you that an N5.2 will smoke both H14 and Getaway.


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