In August/September 2005 the Queensland Titles for r/c Multihull’s will again be hosted by the Queensland R/C Multihull Owners Association. This post is being made now so as to try and attract overseas r/c multihull sailors to this event, with the idea of it then also having “World Title” status.
I will be sending personal e-mail invitations to the BMMA as well as the French.
It seems to be(and I maybe wrong) but the Australian Fleet is the largest regularly sailing fleet in the world atm.(mini40 class)
I do realise that there are more registered boats in the UK as well as in France, but from information that I have seen and from entries and photos etc. the numbers aren’t turning up regularly to events.
We could right now put 12 boats on the water, and I would expect that that number will increase to around 20+ by August next year.
I have received by e-mail interest from some top IOM sailors that they are looking at/going to get into multihull sailing after the IOM worlds. I’m hoping that if World status was put on to the Queensland Titles for next year, that they may sped up there involvement in the class and also have boats there.
The location of the Titles will be the Sunshine Coast University. There is a large lake on the premises. It allows for very good courses to be laid, and the lay of the land takes local knowledge out of the picture. The closest structure that could possible make an influence on the wind is about 100 metres from the lake.
I would ask that the multihull sailors who frequent this forum add there opinions, as well as if they would have any interest in sailing this event.