Anybody out there!

rcrawford
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Anybody out there!

Postby rcrawford » 01/02/2009, 22:52

Is there anybody out there in this world besides myself and the Italians who have an interest in building and sailing an iacc120. I amfrom Bangor Maine USA. I am just finishing up an ac120 from the plans I got on vela rc. it will be modelled after the areva challenge from France. I've had a lot problems getting info ,can't read Italian. All I need is some info as to what type material their using on the sails.


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mauro.folicaldi
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Re: Anybody out there!

Postby mauro.folicaldi » 02/02/2009, 0:22

Usually for the sails, we use the Melinex 377 (50 microns) of Dupon Americana. For the material of the boats we turn from TD Model in Italy.
Mauro

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Re: Anybody out there!

Postby rcrawford » 02/02/2009, 1:39

thank you mauro
looked up melinex 377. Looks like a clear film. The ac120 boats i see seem to be white in color. am i missing something.

thanks

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matthias72
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Re: Anybody out there!

Postby matthias72 » 02/02/2009, 14:43

Hello rcrawford,
and wellcome on this forum.
The melinex color is white-transparent so some time it depends on the sun reflex it seems white or more transparent.
You can order it or the complite package of IACC sails to TDmodel (you can find the link on the homepage of the IACC120 Site).

regards

Matthias
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Re: Anybody out there!

Postby macca » 13/02/2009, 11:22

hi there from macca in Auckland new zealand.i am interested in finding plans for this class and a copy of rules in english as hope to start class racing soon .At moment sail a nautic 12 which is a replica of australia 11 and uses ec12 rigs.For those interested alingy is 1 nill up against emerates team nz after first race in finals lvps series finals racing abandoned after 1 race today due to winds increasing to 30 knots macca :D

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Postby matthias72 » 13/02/2009, 11:26

Hello macca,
wellcome on board!
You can find some IACC120 plans here: http://iacc120cup.altervista.org/projects.html
and the IACC120 rules here http://iacc120cup.altervista.org/regolamento.html
If you have more questions we will be happy to help you.
Please informe us regarding the final of LVPS.

Best regards

Matthias
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Re: Anybody out there!

Postby macca » 14/02/2009, 5:31

Emerates Team New Zealand win Pacific series 3-1 over Alinghy in best of 5 finals Alinghy skippered by Ed Baird took the first race friday in 20 knot breezes before racing was postponed Saturday in 15-18 knots Emerates skippered by Dean Barker won 3 races on trot to take out series.Winning margins of between 20 and 30 seconds in each race.In none of the races sailed on Saturday did Emerates fail to lead at each mark and convincinly won each of the starts gaining a penality on allinghy in the second race of the day Macca :D

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Postby matthias72 » 14/02/2009, 12:16

Compliments to New Zealand for this victory! And thank you for you review-
A question: did Alinghi and ETNZ exchange their boats during the final? Because I heared NZl-92 was a little faster than NZL-82

Matthias
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Re: Anybody out there!

Postby alexus » 14/02/2009, 16:14

il risultato si sapeva gia', new zealand e' forte .

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Re: Anybody out there!

Postby macca » 15/02/2009, 0:05

At the end of the challenger series alinghy flew a protest flag asking the race commitee to change the rules to allow boats to be swapped during the finals against Emerats .But when it came to the draw for the boats Alinghy won the right to use nzl 92 and droped there protest.Emerates was happy to stay in nzl 84 for the whole of the finals.and as history records although sailing the supposobly slower boat was able to win the finals 3-1 macca :D


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