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  1. Box - Trimaran Launch 3 short videos with some audio, showing the 'Box' trimaran being launched since my purchase last week. The wind was to light to foil the trimaran but under the circumstances, I am a complete beginner with these boats. Therefore, better to avoid a capsize and me swimming in the lake to retrieve this boat. Film 1: Film 2: For more information on these trimarans, please view the link below. This is my new challenge over the winter, to sail these boats properly without capsizing.
  2. This weekend I was a lonely figure on the Gosport Lake as trials continue with my new US1m design 'Pringle'. Weather conditions were ideal to have a look at my top rig for the first time since the yacht's launch in August. These light wind conditions are predicted to be the appropriate scenario when I eventually race in the US. Therefore, I took the opportunity to see how my rig and yacht would perform. Obviously, I cannot compare my design to other boats but after an hour of sailing, 'Pringle' seemed to skip through the water nicely, as well as naturally pointing to windward when there was so
  3. A short film taken in September showing 36r yachts sailing at Fleetwood. Thanks to Tony for his film. JT
  4. A busy month spent developing our new projects as we head towards 2021. Two of which is the Matrix (A – Class) and Aero (RG65). Progress continues slowly with the Matrix (A – Class), as this project has repeatedly thrown up more challenges during its construction and final fitting out. Recently, we managed to place the boat within the measuring tank for the positioning of the lead ballast and final trimming of the hull. As for ‘Aero’ (RG65) the final hull shape has been agreed after weeks of trials. The construction of the plug is underway and we hope the first hull will be finished
  5. At the beginning of 2020, I advertised my own race calendar wish list. I wanted to record the distances I would travel and the amount of expenditure used during this year when attending regattas. Like all of us, the pandemic has severely restricted my race calendar, but I have managed to achieve something in 2020. Yet looking at my previous wish list above, the amount of money and mileage I potentially could have covered makes me quiver. Even though the year isn't finished, the remainder of the time will be spent developing projects rather than racing. Total mileage covered - 2980 miles
  6. During the UK lockdown period and running parallel with our 'Matrix' A - Class Building Blog at the time, I produced a short piece of creative writing which was to be published within the Yachts & Yachting website. Unfortunately, the work was shelved and never published. Recently, with the introduction of another A - Class face book page, I have decided to share this piece of work, for those who may find some use within their interest for A - Class yachts. Constructive feedback would be appreciated. Regards JT Innovation of Design and Construction for A Class yachts.p
  7. Remix (36R), Wins first competitive race. Report by Derek Priestley. 36” Vane race for the LEVER CUP at 19th September 2020. A small but keen group of Vane 36” sailors gathered at the lake this morning to race for the LEVER CUP. Competitors racing 4 boats enjoyed a great days racing in a 12/ 15 knot easterly wind blowing straight down the lake under the bridge, and brilliant sunshine. John Taylor had travelled up from Portsmouth eager to see how his latest design the digitally (Plastic) Printed “Remix” owned by Bob Jolly, would perform.
  8. New events now on my radar. Fleetwood (Vane 36R) - Lever Cup: 19th September Travelled 568 miles, Travel Budget £85 Fleetwood (Not the DF95 Championships) - 27 / 28 September Cancelled Forfar (IOM) Scottish District Wooden Championship - 3rd October Travelled to Greenock as a round trip 934miles, the regatta was postponed to a mid week event. Therefore, unable to sail! JT
  9. Richard Thank you for your comment, the Pringle development has been a 2 year project which involved travelling to the US and sailing these boats. Now I have a prototype US1m of my own, I hope to return to Florida to test sail my boat in January. Once the concept has been proven with other US1m, my intention will be to construct a carbon version of Pringle. The plan will be to return to the US later in 2021 for the class championship. Should I achieve a positive result, then the long term future plan will be to produce my design and make Pringle available for US class skippers.
  10. Good Afternoon Gents, Thanks for your correspondence, where are you located Tho? I assumed that my US1m was the only UK based boat. It would be nice to visit you and sail both boats together. After Pringle's launch a few weeks ago it was necessary to alter a few features and adjust the rigs prior to sailing again. I predict we can have my US1m on the water again in 4 weeks from now. I am located in the Gosport area, but I do travel up and down the country often. It would be a great opportunity to meet in the near future. Regards, JT
  11. A few weeks ago, saw the launch of ‘Pringle’ (US1m) at Fleetwood. This 3D printed prototype yacht is our entry into this development class and a rare site within the UK. ‘Pringle’, is not to be confused to an International One Meter (IOM), although the yacht has an overall hull length of 1000mm / 39.37 inches, the design has a reduced displacement of 2.75kgs, which is the average weight for this class. ‘Pringle’ employs 4 carbon rigs with the maximum sail area of >387096+ mm* or >600+ sq/inches. Therefore, the whole concept is a lot different in comparison to the IOM. The US1m class is n
  12. Hi Derek, Is there an entry list available to look at for the weekend's racing? JT
  13. Recently, I entered the Dutch (IOM) Open - 24 / 25th October. However, last Friday saw the government putting quarantine restrictions in place, which includes returning from the Netherlands. Therefore, it seems I cannot sail in this event anymore. Link: https://www.iomzeilen.nl/ What is left for me.... Not the (IOM) Championship, Fleetwood - 29 August. then.... Not the DF95 Championship, Fleetwood - 26 & 27th September. Both Cancelled
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