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.
he background thinking of this is that building boats in the Philippines means that many parts are not available. This has forced us to eliminate fittings – it is unlikely that you will find another racing class with as sparse a list as this. And remember … we still want to win races, so this very small list has to work.
Photos and links to a great photo essay of getting the first OZ Goose to the water in Hungary. Az első hazai OZGoose építése.
Article from Hyde Sails International the major sponsors for the recent Oz Goose Philippines National Championships. 17 boats, 45 sailing participants, 8 races. #sailozgoose #ozgoose
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 set of wonderful Oz Goose construction images in CAD by Benjamin Shaw show just how easy it is to build. They will be hugely useful to help builders understand the relationship of the different parts during building
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.