On TV – Oz Geese and our super cheap group builds. Taal Lake Yacht Club Commodore (and winner of the recent nationals) shows host of ABS-CBN “On the Money” running through the costs and trying sailing for the first time.
The Oz Goose Nationals had 45 participants over the 2 days and 8 races. The most experience sailors came in first and second, but a relative newcomer to sailing slotted into third place.
A video of a great first ever National Championship event with 17 Oz Geese on the starting line and 45 sailing participants. Many of them had just started sailing in the previous year or two. That is exactly what we want to achieve with the Oz Goose.
A nice video on step by step rigging from our 10 boat build in Cebu last year. It applies to many small boat lug and lateen rigs.
Two consecutive weekends of sailing saw a big jump in the boat handling of the Philippines Oz Goose fleet. A huge amount of help from the Taal Lake Yacht Club. We were also joined by members of the National Paralympic Sailing Team.
A very easy to build boat from local materials might be a solution for sailing clubs in the developing nations as well as the advanced economies. The Philippines has a track record of building 10 Oz geese for the equivalent cost of importing one Laser Radial. 10 to 20 participants for the price of 1.