The Boat 2016 Sailing
Programme
 Results and
Reports
Sailing  
Catapult
 Rigging Tuning 
and Repairs
Used Boats,
and Parts 
  Class
Association
Cruising Tactics and
 Rules

CATAPULT  CLASS  ASSOCIATION

 
  # see or try a Catapult           #  get advice on buying, sailing, rigging or racing Catapult   # check out used boats or spares (and at Gear and  Used Boats)       # ask about Association  membership

 
Contact: Stuart Ede (Secretary) at
catapultcats@mail.com or Alastair Forrest (Chair) at alastairforrest@hotmail.com   (They can also pass any  query  to John Peperell, Technical Officer) 

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2017 SAILING PROGRAMME

Stuart is powering ahead with the 2017 Travelling Trophy programme, and has confirmed some favourite venues: Rutland to open the season on 8th-9th April, the May Bank Holiday again at Bassenthwaite, Yorkshire Dales 7th-8th October, and finishing the season again at the Grafham Cat Open in October.
We will be going back to Bala, Carsington, and the real sea sailing at Bridlington (dates to be confirmed)

END OF SEASON LUNCH AND PRIZEGIVING

Catapult returned to the Noel Inn, Whitwell for another successful prize-giving lunch. Syd Gage's careful compilation
of videos across the TT events gave fascinating or embarrassing reminders of a successful season (with total TT attendance up, and five helms scoring a TT event win.)

 Gareth Ede's win in the final TT event at Grafham (below) confirmed his firm grip on the 2016
TT Leaderboard  and he wins the 2016 Jon Montgomery Trophy comfortably.

(Right: Gareth recieves the TT Trophy from Chair Alastair Forrest.)
Gareth also gained victory at the Catapult Nationals at Bala in July.

John Terry's good results after missing early events let him just overtake George Evans for second place, and John also held on to the Northern Trophy for 2017.

 

CATAPULT
IN ACTION:  VIDEOS


Fast easy handling in a fresh Bala breeze
here and here 

Videos  here and here and here  (and on board racing at Bewl and cruising the Solent here )


               DVDs FROM CATAPULT EVENTS:

Syd Gage has worked from his and George's on-board cameras, to produce great videos of Catapult action, including a season roundup.         The list and details are here

                 SPARES AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS

 
Through the generosity of past Catapult sailor Admiral Sir Robert Hill and previous Secretary John Peperell, we have a good supply of spares to keep the fleet afloat after breakage or damage.

  John Terry manages the store: list of spares
here and guidelines on availablity
here


             REPAIR ADVICE

Syd Gage has added  a new article on
 DIY puncture-free PU-foam-filled tyres. It shows what to buy, and excellent photos and instructions (and personal setbacks) show how to change the steel  bearings to nylon ones (more suitable for water immersion).

 
 More are  here, the latest on repairing frame bolts , beam repairs, mast buoyancy, and halyard options.