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Old 06-04-2012, 02:51   #1
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Multi vs mono Brisbane to Gladstone race

In this years annual Easter Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race it is expected a multihull will be the first to finish ahead of the 100ft maxis.

{13:40 Team Australia on race record pace. News release by Ian Grant.

Sean Langman’s fast lane sailing trimaran Team Australia predictably left her rivals in her wake when they power sailed to a commanding lead in the Multihull class Brisbane to Gladstone race this afternoon.
The exceptionally fast triple-hull yacht covered the initial 20 nautical miles of the 308 nautical mile race in 55 minutes to lay down a claim to break the 18 hour 55 minute 9 second race record before dawn tomorrow. Her owner skipper Sean Langman is no stranger to racing on this tactically demanding course having set two of the three fastest times with his similarly exciting open 60 class mono sloop AAPT Grundig.

After 1 hour of racing Team Australia had extended her lead as she tracked a fast course to enter the North West shipping channel. Race officials predicted that Team Australia will clear the Caloundra Fairway Buoy before 3 pm then continue to produce her impressive performance when she sails into stronger wind blowing on the open ocean.}

Of course the multis are not actually racing the monos'.

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Old 06-04-2012, 02:59   #2
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Re: Multi vs mono Brisbane to Gladstone race

Not only is Team Australia in front of the mega monos, but most of the multi fleet is.

Went out for a look at the start, was a wonderful day on the water and very impressive.

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Of course the multis are not actually racing the monos'.
Not officially but how would you feel if you had a multi million dollar 100 footer was getting beaten by a boat a tenth of the cost and half the length.
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Re: Multi vs mono Brisbane to Gladstone race

Hats off to Sean Langman for bringing the boat to Oz.

Just checked both mono and multi trackers (why can't we see both fleets on one tracker?)

Team Australia doing 25 knots not far off Breaksea Spit.

Wild Thing still off Rainbow Beach doing 18's.

Anyone got a link to onboard or recent multi race video?
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Re: Multi vs mono Brisbane to Gladstone race

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Not only is Team Australia in front of the mega monos, but most of the multi fleet is.

Went out for a look at the start, was a wonderful day on the water and very impressive.



Not officially but how would you feel if you had a multi million dollar 100 footer was getting beaten by a boat a tenth of the cost and half the length.

My guess they will not be happy. Will be interesting to see how TA goes in the Sydney to Hobart as well. Who knows may even see some of the big maxi backers considering changing horses.

Shawn Langman who owns/sails TA was previously a monohull sailer who has moved.
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Re: Multi vs mono Brisbane to Gladstone race

Predictably, it was a slaughter, with the 60 foot tri finishing in around half the time of the 100 foot megabuck maxi motorsailors.

Possibly more humiliating is the fact that a couple of Duflex racer/cruiser kit-catamarans and a backyard -built 36 foot cat also beat them.
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Ahh but there was no sundeer in the race to give them real competition!
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