Author Archives: Bruce Beca

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H20 gets her new gennaker

Category : Design/Build , Testing

 

This weekend was the first opportunity to try out the brand new gennaker from Doyle Sails Tauranga. The cut was really nice and suited the lighter air at the start of our second race. We didn’t win the race, far from it, but we did learn a lot about the set-up of the boat, what worked and what didn’t. I have a list of things to change, or modify already.  I’m pretty certain these little mods will make a big difference making boat handling a little easier and allowing for better boat trim, reducing drag and increasing speed and stability at the same time. Click HERE to watch our Video of the H20 “Vitamin B” with her new gennaker while foiling and later crossing some pretty rough water at the harbour entrance (wind against a big tide)


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Congratulation Cook Motor Racing and Wairua!

Category : Design/Build

 

A huge Congratulations to all the CMR team who, just set a new record at Bonneville Speed Week!

The streamliner named “Wairua” backed up the first run with a second run confirming a new world record of 260mph. The really good news here is that there is much more power to unleash from the hybrid V8 2.0ltr engine, which could push this car into the 300 mph range. Fantastic stuff from the Kiwi crew. Fast Fibres was a major contributor to the Bonneville/Wiarua project, designing the body and optimising the aerodynamics. A blend of composites were used to achieve form, strength and safety. Modular construction was employed as there is a requirement to remove different sections of the body for regular service. Click the CMR Facebook page for more.

 


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Ready to Race

Category : Design/Build , H20

This week I got back from Mt Ruhepahu just in time to fit the new gennaker to the H20. There is racing scheduled for this weekend and I’m doing my best to make sure the boat is there in good form. The forecast is for 8-12 knots from the N.E. Favorable for trying out this new down wind sail from Sam and the team at Doyle Sails Tauranga, thanks Sam! The sail is a perfect fit and so its onto some sheet splicing and bungy adjustments today to finish the gennaker setup.


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Welcome to Fast Fibres

Category : Uncategorized

Welcome to our new site. Fast Fibres web site, a fresh face in the composite world. Take a look at our new design, a cat’ based on America’s Cup Technology but with a difference. Our goal is to help D.I.Y. boat builders, sailors or anyone interested composites to build this stunning performance foiling catamaran for themselves, at home in there own workshop. Interested? Keep reading!

We’re currently working on a plan book which will soon be for sale. To compliment the plan book, Fast Fibres will make available to purchase other parts to like foils, rudders even a mast if you need one. With our help you could even fit our foils to your existing cat’ or trimaran platform, contact Fast Fibres who can help you today.


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