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Thread: Naviga FE world championships

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    Hi all, The biennial Naviga M section (FE) world championships are to be held in Nagykanizsa, Hungary this year from the 18th to the 27th of August, the last one I went to had attendees from 27 countries around the globe and a very good time was had by all. I hope to meet some of you there.

    Here is the English language invitation for anyone who may be interested in attending.

    And links 2 and 3 on this page are the English and German bilingual rules, and latest addendum to the rules.

    This youtube playlist shows many of the classes you can expect to see running there.
    Paul "tug Killer" Upton-Taylor, Cat lover.
    FastElectricBoats.co.uk

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    Hi All,

    the entry formular is already active...

    http://navigawc2017.com/index.php/en/entry

    BR

    Peter Kovac- Slovakia

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    I know NAMBA used to be affiliated to Naviga and Americans have attended before, but I am not sure whether they still are so if you are interested speak to the Naviga M section president Walter Geens at walter.geens@telenet.be or +32473923755, he is Belgian and is fluent in English so communicating will be no problem.
    Paul "tug Killer" Upton-Taylor, Cat lover.
    FastElectricBoats.co.uk

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    Hi,

    Here is our poster to FE Naviga 2017.

    Cheers
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    I like the dolphins

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    Hi.
    Erik from Norway here. Any news on rule changes with respect to battery rules in Naviga racing? Capacity limiters etc?

    Best,
    Erik

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    there is a meeting with all the countries representatives and the committee during the world champs, hopefully there will be news of a change shortly afterwards. The rules for this world champs were set 2 years ago at the meeting during the last one so any changes made will not effect this race.
    Paul "tug Killer" Upton-Taylor, Cat lover.
    FastElectricBoats.co.uk

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    Thanks for the reply. Any rumors regarding preferred alternatives? It seems the current rules are killing the sport with limited availability and high cost. I am also wondering if readily available (heavier) cells become more competitive, what implications will this have for hulls...

    Best,
    Erik

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    I think it is very likely that electronic energy limiters will be legalised. Since I last spoke on the matter 2 different manufacturers have gone into production with limiters suitable for Naviga racing, people including world champions have been successfully testing them, they are legal to use in several countries already, and it is the preferred alternative of the Naviga M section Chairman.
    Paul "tug Killer" Upton-Taylor, Cat lover.
    FastElectricBoats.co.uk

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    Very interesting. Which M2 hulls are sailing up as the most competitive these days? The vertigo? The q-essenz (this one looks interesting at 840mm length)?

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    The vertigo is really good in most conditions, the Essenz is great in the calm but and good but not as good in the rough and more challenging to setup, Speedman is good in most conditions, the Exega is still unbeatable in calm water but bad in rough water, I have only seen one Q-essenz so far, in Germany this time last year shortly after it was released and it wasn't there yet, there aren't any competing in my club and I have not been to an international since, so it is too early for me to say. There is also usually a bunch of small volume or homemade boats I've never seen before at, all levels of performance at the big international races.
    Paul "tug Killer" Upton-Taylor, Cat lover.
    FastElectricBoats.co.uk

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    Thanks, Paul. Will the current M2s and the H2s in your opinion handle heavier batteries or will these batteries make it hard to maintain optimal cg?

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    I haven't heard of any of the testers having issues with CoG, and in monos it often doesnt add as much boat weight as you might think, as with the heavier battery you can lose flood chamber weight if you have it.
    Paul "tug Killer" Upton-Taylor, Cat lover.
    FastElectricBoats.co.uk

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