Is bamboo a good choice for small boat spars? As a professional designer I can’t specify bamboo because of a huge variation in density, wall thickness and diameter. However I can recommend some guidelines for bamboo for the Oz Goose to help with experiments.
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.
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 […]