This is an initial set of class rules for the Oz Goose Class sailboat. They are to provide a framework for the upcoming 2017 National Philippines Championships. As this is a Philippines Sailing Association (PSA) sanctioned event we need to have a basic class rule available for competitors and measurers. The rule is purely aimed at keeping the boats simple and affordable.
The first National Championships anywhere for the Oz Goose Sailing Dinghy Class will be held this November in the Philippines. Hyde Sails International will be the major sponsor. We have 14 boats confirmed, but it is possible the fleet could reach 20. There will be crews coming from Central and Southern Philippines as well.
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.
I’ve finished drawing up the plans for the new all-in-one-document Oz Goose plans. Lots of work and sailing to optimise the boat. Available in the next few days.
Order sails for your Goose or OzRacer or PDRacer if you don’t want to make them. Available “off the shelf” from Duckworks USA – delivered promptly worldwide.
What we have learned by sailing and racing the sixteen (now 27 as of last weekend) Oz Geese in the Philippines. Some money saving simplifications and some tweaks that will give a lot more performance to most lug rigged (and other boats). There is nothing unusual in these methods, just a translation of regular racing practice in more conventional boats. Don’t scoff – you can say “I’m a cruiser” – but there are times when everyone wants or needs to get upwind 10 or 20 percent faster.
What size of outboard for a simple little sailboat. Gordo has a specific reply.
We hope a gaggle of Geese will show up at Sail OK! in Octber 4-8 this year. For one reason, we are welcoming Geese to race in our Heartland of America Duck Races. You will race same course and at same time as the Ducks but be scored in your own class and have your […]
The Oz Goose is fast (measured to 13.8knots (15mph) but is a great family boat that sails well with two adults and a bunch of kids aboard. The Goose is a simple stable sailboat for one or more persons. It is also fast – here is Ian Henehan’s goose at 10 to 12 knots (20 […]