The A2 Class
The Australian manufacturer of the A2 Class Radio Yacht builds this beautiful semi-scale 12-Metre boat based on the 1983 America's Cup winning boat - Australia II.
An extremely beautiful boat, developed by Ben Lexcen, as a model, when developing experimental hulls for the America's Cup challenges.
To me, this boat, in its model yachting configuration, is the perfect, all weather boat. And with only a single set of sails needed, no matter what the conditions, unlike most every other class.
If anybody knows how to get a hold of the molds of this boat, I would dearly love a contact number, or numbers...
I love this boat, and I am the proud owner of one...
There was some early interest in manufacturing this boat, but interest has all but dried up...And in hindsight now, and especially that there has been no interest from the Aussie side, model yachting has been the big loser.
I have always believed that the
rights of any invention should go to the creator, but if the creator is not
interested in promoting the invention, then I think it reasonable, that others
be entitled to pursue its development, even if it means paying a royalty of
sorts, to the original inventor, or creator.
But I did not think of this at the time, and apparently, neither did anyone else... And the result was, I believe, that model radio yachting has suffered, and missed out on one of the best things that could ever have happened to it...
I love my A2, beacause it sails
beautifully, no matter what the wind conditions, but yet, for a competitive
boat, it has a scale deck... And that is what I love about it, compared to the
Nautic 12. Apart from the deck, these two boats are identical...
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