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New F18 Capricorn bursts onto scene at New South Wales State Titles

'Sailing the Capricorn - Chris Caldecoat and Pete Langman'    James ogilvie    Click Here to view large photo

The new Capricorn was the centre of attention. It is the newest design from the pen of the Hobie Wildcat designer Dr. Martin Fischer, and is built in Australia by Performance Sailcraft Australia. It showed impressive speed, taking first and third place and an older Capricorn with new PSA appendages second.

In first place, racing his new Capricorn with crew Pete Langman, was Chris Caldecoat, the General Manager of PSA.


Caldecoat was naturally pleased. ‘It was really fun racing. We had three race wins and a fifth and a sixth; two drops.

Because it was such short course racing it doesn’t take much for something to go wrong and you drop back. When we got our nose in front we were gone.'

Sailing the Capricorn - Chris Caldecoat and Pete Langman -  James ogilvie   Click Here to view large photo

'As we expected the Capricorn is constantly quick whether it is upwind, downwind or without too many major rig changes. Also its buoyancy. It is really safe downwind.'

'We were leaving our foils down the whole time; just constantly powering the boat up and moving forward. We have still got a lot to learn. We were quick and still learning and experimenting so the boats are getting quicker.'

While Caldecoat is a top 20 F18 sailor, he is generally not a podium player.

He was obviously pleased to win. ‘I have been racing the F18 for a long time but I have never managed to win a title and it has taken 12 years. I had to do it on my own boat.’

In second place was an older modified PSA Capricorn, with new PSA centerboard and rudders, sailed by Grant Rogers and Neil Moxon.

Sailing the Capricorn - 2012 Moth World Champion an Josh McKnight and crew of 2012 Olympic silver medallist Nina Curtis -  James ogilvie   Click Here to view large photo


In third place, with three wins, was Josh McKnight, the 2012 Moth World Champion and Nina Curtis, the Olympic silver medal match racer , finishing off today with a one, two and one.

McKnight commented, ‘The new Capricorn from PSA is very impressive. The boat was really stiff and really quite responsive and we went really, really well in the first race, which was quite light. I was a bit worried about the boat. I thought it might struggle as the breeze picked up but it just seemed to have an extra gear when the breeze picked up again so it was really impressive.

'Chris ‘Kringle’ Caldecoat has done a lot of work on the boat and put a lot of time into it. It is going really well and should be really quick for the nationals.

'Nina Curtis and I are looking at whether we could do a Nacra 17 Olympic campaign together.

'We are trying to work out at the moment if we will be suitable together. At this stage it is our first ever hit out. Nina has never sailed a cat before and that was a big learning experience for her and we have never sailed together either so it was all a big learning experience but it seemed to go quite well and we seemed to work well together.

'We had a really tough first day but we seemed to get our act together for the second day with a one, two, one.

Nina has certainly never sailed a cat with a spinnaker before so it really was a learning experience for her but she was actually really good. We won the first race but unfortunately got disqualified for hitting the finish mark.

'Looking towards Brazil, I have got my Nacra 17 on the way but it will arrive a little later than everybody else’s but I think with this Capricorn programme we should be in very good shape.

'The F18’s are bigger and heavier, because of their box rule and everything is just a little bit more physical so it should mean that when we get into the Nacra it is all quite easy and second nature.’

The Capricorn is a big step forward, so it’s easy to see why the orders are flowing already.

Full Results:

Rank

Boat Name

Class

Sail No

Helm

Crew

Club

YS

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

R6

R7

Total

Nett

1st

Capricorn Orange

F18

AUS 6

Chris Caldecot

Peter Laugman

SLMASC

67.5

5.0 DNF

1.0

1.0

(7.0)

6.0

1.0

(10.0 DSQ)

31.0

14.0

2nd

Bent and Twisted

F18

AUS 888

Grant Rogers

Neil Moxham

YBSC

67.5

3.0

(4.0)

3.0

1.0

(5.0)

4.0

3.0

23.0

14.0

3rd

Capricorn Joe

F18

AUS 10

Josh McKnight

Nina Curtis

SLMASC

67.5

5.0 DNF

(6.0)

(8.0)

6.0

1.0

2.0

1.0

29.0

15.0

4th

Knot Crazy

F18

AUS 010

Trevor Lowder

Greg Chambers

KCC

67.5

(5.0 DNF)

3.0

4.0

4.0

2.0

3.0

(6.0)

27.0

16.0

5th

Feral Cat

F18

AUS 211

Brett White

Lachie White

SPASC

67.5

(5.0 DNF)

2.0

5.0

2.0

4.0

(7.0)

4.0

29.0

17.0

6th

SueBo

F18

AUS 60

Chris Brewin

Richard Brewin

KCC

67.5

4.0

(7.0)

(6.0)

3.0

3.0

5.0

2.0

30.0

17.0

7th

Silverfox

F18

AUS 207

Peter Lane

Greg Wyers

KCC

67.5

2.0

(8.0)

2.0

5.0

8.0

8.0

(10.0 DNF)

43.0

25.0

8th

Flying Fish

F18

AUS 1023

Leanne Gould

Stuart Morton

KCC

67.5

1.0

5.0

(9.0)

8.0

(10.0)

9.0

7.0

49.0

30.0

9th

Catapault

F18

AUS 41

Grant Maver

Jason Elliot

KCC

67.5

5.0 DNF

(9.0)

7.0

9.0

9.0

(11.0)

8.0

58.0

38.0

10th

Magical

F18

AUS 751

Kyle Amadio

Sam Woods

KCC

67.5

(13.0 DNC)

(13.0 DNC)

13.0 DNC

13.0 DNC

7.0

6.0

5.0

70.0

44.0

11th

Hello Tiger

F18

AUS 1980

Brad Lovegrove

Murray Makin

KCC

67.5

5.0 DNF

10.0

(11.0)

10.0

(11.0)

10.0

10.0 DNF

67.0

45.0

12th

Norselec

F18

AUS 018

John Flewin

Dave Lea

KCC

67.5

5.0 DNF

11.0

10.0

(13.0 DNC)

(13.0 DNC)

13.0 DNC

13.0 DNC

78.0

52.0



Sailing the Capricorn - 2012 Moth World Champion an Josh McKnight and crew of 2012 Olympic silver medallist Nina Curtis -  James ogilvie   Click Here to view large photo

Sailing the Capricorn - Chris Caldecoat and Pete Langman -  James ogilvie   Click Here to view large photo


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