The event has now been completed. You can find the results here
New Loose foot Sail Auction
The major sponsor of the 2017 Paper Tiger Catamaran Australian Championships is Redhead Sails.
As part of their sponsorship we will be auctioning a new Paper Tiger loose foot redhead sail (including battens), tailored to your requirements and with your boat number.
The value of the package is $1,725.00The winner of the Redhead Sails sail is P Darling. Congratulations!
Twofold Bay Yacht Club will be hosting a major sailing event during the Christmas New Year period of 2016/17. These Australian Championships are the highlight event for the Paper Tiger Catamaran class of sailing boat in Australia. The event is held every year and rotates between New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania where each state takes it in turns to host the event. The Australian Championships have been running since 1971. Twofold Bay Yacht Club, who hosted this event back in 2007, is situated near Eden on the NSW far south coast approximately 6 hours from Sydney and Melbourne.
The event will see up to 30 Paper Tiger Catamarans competing in 11 races over 6 days with a lay day to determine the 2017 Australian Champion. The first race will be on Thursday 29th December 2016 with racing concluding on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.
The Paper Tiger Catamaran is a 4.3m (14ft) single-handed catamaran (two-hulled sailing boat) that is sailed in all states in Australia, on both islands in New Zealand and in a few other countries like South Africa and Canada. These boats are "one-design", meaning they are almost identical in hull shape and sail size. However there is quite a variety in the way they are fitted out, catering to each sailor's individual tastes. The strong similarity in the boats provides close and exciting racing and it also means that the person who wins is the best sailor in the conditions, not the one with the most money.