Hi all RC-Multihull-Enthusiasts,
as far as I was able to find out, only KAMPAI 26 took part with his RT65 Trimaran,
which is - at least - BASED on my selfbuildingplans.
But the MINI40-Class is much more popular in AUSTRIA and GERMANY:
1. Karl Schmidt (AUT 07) is the most experienced race sailor with his purple/yellow trimaran.
2. Eric Gielen (Aut 33) sails the last "Nightmare Mk.VII" , which I built together with him in 2007.
The sails are made by Karl and Eric continues his "apprenticeship" as a race sailor guided by Karl.
We could discuss for years how much influence the man on the sticks has regarding the performance of his boat - but IĀ“m sure if both would change the boats, Karl would still win!
- and in the end the second place overall for Eric Gielen isnĀ“t that bad - right? -
As you may remember, I had to retire due to health problems,
so I was unable to join them - but in my mind IĀ“m still with them.
So far no Austrian or German sailor has completed a "Nightmare MkVIII",
but I know of several under construction! -
This year there where 6 (!) 2M-Trimarans there - and they did their own races!
Even 4 french guys showed up with their boats -
And only GERD RASCH and ANDREAS HEILWAGEN where from Germany.
Unfortunately NO Austrians are sailing 2M-Tris currently!
Eric Gielen has discontinued building his 2M-Tri he started together with me -
and also no progress on the other 2M tri I started with a customer from Lower Austria - itĀ“s really a shame!
I provided them with all knowledge needed, but as said before since 2007 I was unable to continue -
- except as a technical consultant. ItĀ“s really up to them now.
Re: Mini40 multihulls future development route?!
A first set of pictures and comments are here - much more to come during the next days:
Also videos will be online shortly!