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WILD CHILD E14
à jour au: october 2017
2002 plan de Murray ROSS.
Bateau finit par lui même. avec l'aide de plans fournis par Merfyn Owen, structures, quille pendulaire, dérives et safrans.
2002 Tasman Race: 1er
Toutes classes. Éq: ?, Phil
Course annuelle traversant la Mer de Tasmanie, longue de 1500 milles entre la Nouvelle Zélande et l’Australie.
27 april, Tranz Tasman, Sydney-New Zeland en double: DNF/??, éq: Noel ELLIOT, returning to Wollongong.
'Wild Child - 2002 Tranz Tasman race' Andrea Francolini Photography ©
Espére faire la Transat 6.50 2003 avec une wild card.
2011 Found on one forum
Posted 21 October 2011 - 03:16 AM, From Stubby: "This boat just turned up at Sandringham. Anybody know who's it is and what's happening with it?
2017 September, For
Sale, $45,000 or near offer. This boat cost over $250,000 to build and
set up for trans ocean racing while being a very fast round the buoys boat.
It is well maintained and ready to sail with top gear and sails, plus a registered
custom trailer. Wild Child is a seriously fast boat in the famous Transat Mini
class and is fully loaded for day sailing, round the buoys or ocean racing.
This is a custom built all carbon/kevlar hull with top Harken gear, Ullman sails.
Can be sailed as a sports boat (SMS) or under IRC ( it has an IRC rating), AMS
or PHS handicap. Has completed a trans Tasman race to NZ. The Mini
Transat class is an ocean racing class designed for single or double handed
offshore racing but can be raced with a crew of 4 or 5. They are very fast and
perform extremely well in round the buoys races, esp with extra offshore equipment
removed to reduce weight. It is a huge class in Europe with the premier race
being the annual transatlantic race from Lorient in France to Brazil via the
Canary Islands. Also a double handed Fastnet race. There is a small but
growing number of Minis in Australia. These boats are renowned for their speed
and safety. Refer - www.classemini.com. This boat is a Transat Mini prototype
designed by Murray Ross/Owen Clark. Ross designed the hull, Merf Owen designed
the structure, rudders, canting keel and canard. Owen is famous for designing
many ocean racers including Open 60s. Wild Child is very fast off the
wind but is not just a downhill sled! It is also very fast upwind and its IRC
rating reflects all this. It is very responsive and tuneable. The canting keel
and self steering have wireless remote controls allowing fast short hand tacking
and gybing. This boat is designed for solo sailing with remote controls
on the self steering and keel canting, but can be sailed with a crew for tight
round the buoys racing. The spin pole, spinnakers and code 0 can be launched
for the cockpit. Ditto with reefing the main. Ii has been little used
in the past few years but has been very well maintained and is in excellent
condition. The hull is all carbon/foam sandwich, kevlar cockpit floor.
Canting keel - canting by electric motor with remote control. All Harken fittings.
4 x Harken winches, 2 x Plastimo tactical compasses, Full width traveler, dual
rudders, Whale Spar alloy mast and boom, triple spreaders, rod rigging. Dual
Spectra runners. Carbon spin pole and spin guy outriggers, Sails - Ullman inshore
jib - excellent condition, - Ullman mainsail - fully battened, 3 reefs - good
condition, - Ullman offshore jib - slab reefing - good condition, - ullman code
0 - V good condition - little used. Dimension polyant, - masthead spinnaker
excellent condition 130m2 - 2 smaller reaching spinnakers excellent condition
65m2, 75m2 - storm sails - main and jib - unused. Raymarine self steering, wind,
depth, speed, with wireless remote control. VHF radio, GPS ( NSW card),
Wireless remote controls for keel canting. Two bunks, Dual gel batteries
... INCLUDED IN PRICE - registered dual axle galv steel trailer with custom
cradle. The boat is easily transported behind a full size car or FWD.
NOTE. A new North radial mainsail may be made available at extra cost.
October, received from James "Jimmy" Chilman: "These pictures where taken in 2008 at Brighton in Melbourne Australia."