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    VX One Australia The VX One is a modern light one-design sports boat raced Australia wide!
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    VX One Australia The VX One is a modern light one-design sports boat raced Australia wide!
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    VX One Australia The VX One is a modern light one-design sports boat raced Australia wide!
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    VX One Australia The VX One is a modern light one-design sports boat raced Australia wide!

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A busy week this week at VX One HQ

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It’s been a busy week this week at VX One HQ. With the production of 7 new trailers for our next shipment of 6 VX’s due in only 28 days. The 7th trailer will have some added extras which will be revealed next week.

There is still 1 boat available in the next shipment, but with plenty of interest in it, that boat won’t last long.

Get on the water for under 40K 

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Victorian Champs - CASE TOO SLICK FOR THE OPPOSITION

41939017 1994341300588917 894995408378396672 oAfter a very wild, wet and windy Saturday where all boats remained on their trailers, the fleet of eight boats were very keen to hit the water for five races today.

The VX fleet were met with a fluky 12-18 knots for the first couple of races and from there the breeze became very unstable with huge gains and losses to be made. 
Sydney 38’s shared the course also with some very close situations which kept everyone on their toes.

The Geelong team on Slick got off to a good start in Race 1 and was able to hold off a fast finishing pack of three boats. I think everyone realised that we were all in a pretty competitive fleet.

Race 2 kicked off with a pin biased line and after sharing so much information to all VX1 sailors the previous day, Fred Kasparek and his team proved his experience and after many lead changes managed to out fox Slick in a race to the line.
Things were hotting up.

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This week we look at Foils...

This week we look at Foils. In my opinion this is the most important part of a good boat design. There is a fine line between low speed manoeuvrability and high speed planing, if you get one or the other wrong you will have a dud of a boat. I reckon the team at VX HQ have got the design spot on.

From John Clinton Director of Mackay Boats

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This week we look at Foils...

This week we look at Foils. In my opinion this is the most important part of a good boat design. There is a fine line between low speed manoeuvrability and high speed planing, if you get one or the other wrong you will have a dud of a boat. I reckon the team at VX HQ have got the design spot on.

From John Clinton Director of Mackay Boats

Mackay Boats started building 470 and Flying Dutchman foils in 1982 (long before we started building 470s). The name we sold them under was “Kiwi Style Foils”. Sailors and coaches from the 80s and early 90s will know them well.

In 2011 we decided to revert back to the KiwiStyle Foils brand so you will start seeing the famous logo again!

Up until recently we made our foils with laminated wood, glassed over with unidirectional and woven glass cloth. This technique had always produced the best finished foils with perfect edges. In the past, Molded foils were never as nice.

Now, with CNC machining and computer modelling becoming common place- and no longer being cost prohibitive, we have been able to use this technology to build perfectly accurate aluminium molds. These are in a different league than fibreglass molds. We can now produce molded foils with the same standard of finish as our wooden foils.

This has opened up a significant advantage. Because we are only working with absolutely quantifiable materials; Glass Fibre with a foam core- we can alter and develop the characteristics of the foils to a very fine degree (with the wooden foils there was always variations in the strength of the wood. No two pieces of wood are exactly the same. It was also difficult to adjust the layers of glass laminate on the surface of the wood while still maintaining the perfect thickness and shape.)

All CNC Mold foils are built starting with an extra hard Gelcoat surface and then different combinations of Epoxy, Carbon and E-glass depending on the class rules.

By adjusting the size, shape and cloth used in the laminate, we are able to make the foils to exact requirements for bend and twist.

The keel comes as a bare extrusion from the US. We get this cut to length, threads tapped, keel surface polished and then anodised before the bulb can be added.
The lead bulb is fastened to the keel first, and then the fibreglass casing is glued around the lead. This is a complicated process whereby the fibreglass casings stay in their aluminium moulds and the moulds are bolted together either side of the keel so everything stays in line and identical to the previous boats.
Special attention is needed when fitting the bulb to the keel to isolate the materials. Fibre washers and sleeves are used to make sure none of the metals are in contact with each other to prevent electrolysis. Duralac is also used where the bolts go into the keel.

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VX One Design Concept

The VX One is a modern light one-design sports boat that has great form stability instead of a deep heavy keel. She accelerates quickly and sails at wind speed downwind up to 15 knots. The flat stern sections and chines make her easy to control.

The layout of the VX One is clean and simple. With a self-tacking jib and single line to launch and douse the spinnaker a crew of two or three can easily control her.

If you would like to be part of this action call Michael James   0412 610 742.     

No one makes any money out of selling VX Ones in Australia. We just think it is the best boat we have sailed and want more people in the class)

  • About VX One Australia
  • VX One Design and Specifications

VX One Australia is an association of VX One owners and affiliate members focused on promoting the class, class events, developing the class both here and internationally, representing Australian owners within the International VX One community and support for VX One Owners.

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The VX One is an exciting One Design sports boat allowing 2 or 3 people to sail in a fun and competitive fleet.  With a single line asymmetric spinnaker, self tacking jib, weighted keel and GNAV, the VX One is spacious, stable and simple to sail whilst still providing a high performance ride and great competition.

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Features

  • GNAV (above boom Vang)

  • Self Tacking Jib on Harken Radial track

  • Recessed Harken Jib furler

  • Large mouth Gennaker launcher

  • Single line Gennaker halyard/ retrieval/ pole launcher

  • Clear coated Carbon mast by Southern Spars (NZL)

  • Clear coated Carbon Gennaker prod

  • Clear coated Carbon Boom

  • Simple, uncluttered cockpit

  • Extruded and Anodized Aluminum keel for perfect shape and durability

  • High performance profile Carbon-Glass rudder

  • Simplified rig concepts utilizing sensible engineering to provide for easy tuning

  • Storage for Day gear/ Provisions

  • Under deck paddle storage

  • No paid professional programs at VX One level*

  • All sailors welcome.  No owner-driver restrictions.

  • KISS approach

Specifications

  • LOA    = 19′/5.79m

  • LWL   = 18.83′/5.74m

  • Beam   =   7.17′/2.19m

  • SA Main + Jib  = 215 sq ft./19.97 sq m.

  • SA Gennaker  = 280 sq ft./26 sq m.

  • Draft, keel down = 4.33′/1.32m

  • Keel bulb = 61kg

  • Crew Weight tolerance = 180 – 220kg (2-3 person)

  • Ready to race weight = 270kg