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 Post subject: Aussie Cat sailor
PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:31 pm 
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Hi there all,

I have been sailing most of my life on and off and am interested in getting back into it next summer, so I have all winter to think about it.

My most recent boat was a Playcat that Nacra now put out here in Australia.

Before that I had a Nacra 4.5, and A-class, Paper Tiger and also Nacra 5.8's.

I have two boys that are 6 and 3 and would love to teach them the thrill of sailing. I have look at many boats and I think the Getaway is a fine choice.

Do they race them in Australia? I can't seem to too much info on them.

There is also a very dry second hand market.


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 Post subject: Re: Aussie Cat sailor
PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:41 am 
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Location: Canberra Australia
Emmessee wrote:
Hi there all,

I have been sailing most of my life on and off and am interested in getting back into it next summer, so I have all winter to think about it.

My most recent boat was a Playcat that Nacra now put out here in Australia.

Before that I had a Nacra 4.5, and A-class, Paper Tiger and also Nacra 5.8's.

I have two boys that are 6 and 3 and would love to teach them the thrill of sailing. I have look at many boats and I think the Getaway is a fine choice.

Do they race them in Australia? I can't seem to too much info on them.

There is also a very dry second hand market.


Well welcome aboard. Not too many of us cobbers :) here but you'll find this a fantastic place for info. I was in the same boat (so to speak) as you. Had a sabot, paper tiger and H14 in an earlier life. Wanted to get back into it and settled on a second hand getaway about 12 months ago now. They are an ideal family boat.
Agree it's hard to find a second hand one, and the new ones seem expensive, especially now relative to the currency exchange rate. Perhaps they'll come down a bit.
I've never seen another one on the water in NSW (Jervis Bay/Kiola), but there is a bloke who posts here regularly from Tassie who has had some success in a getaway against H16s.
Good luck with your search. Your boys are at a good age for it. They'll love it.


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 Post subject: Re: Aussie Cat sailor
PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:03 pm 
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Location: Strahan Tasmania
My email is desmond_becker2071@yahoo.com.au
I just wrote a heap of info in answer to your question and lost it all.dunno what's wrong with this forum?
But it is time to get some getaways together and start racing.
Tasmania's only getaway sailor


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