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.
Why the Goose makes sense for beginning sailors through to intermediate. And how it is fun for experienced sailors too. 12.9 knots measured top speed and plenty of time above 10, yet a docile boat that moves well with a family or instructor plus two students aboard.