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class sailbooat for developing nations or how to build a cheap racing dinghy fleet - OZ Goose sailboat.

Close sailboat racing for peanuts in Developing Nations – Philippines

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.
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downhaul tension for light and moderate winds on lug rig - oz goose sailboat

Rigging details for the Oz Goose sailboat – and other lug rigged sailboats

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.
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