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Gira Gira

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On Good Friday I launched my Core Sound 17 named Gira-Gira (which is the local indigenous peoples word for seagull)


Over the Easter holiday;

my wife and I motored comfortably around Port Hacking.

On Sunday I sailed with full rig ,offshore in 8kn to 12kn breeze & small swell. The boat was very stable to windward & surfed easily downwind.

On Monday I sailed on enclosed waters in a 15kn to 18kn breeze. Under full rig she planed beautifully, gybing down wind. She then sailed comfortably with one reef in the main & mizzen upwind, tacking up a narrow channel against the incoming tide.


I would like to thank Graham for designing such a wonderful boat. The incredible amount of thought & attention to detail that has gone into the design only revealed itself during the build & in finally  sailing the boat.

Also a big thanks to Alan for sending me the measurements for installing the dagger board case. It’s spot on. Nicely balanced helm with slight weather helm when heeled.


Gira-Gira will be berthed at our community wharf and used by my wife & I as a day sailor, picnic boat.
I also have plans for some solo challenging coastal cruising.












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18 hours ago, Captain Tim said:

What am I doing wrong ? I can't see the videos just get sound. Pictures came through fine.

I think I can remember dealing with this issue in the past. I was able to right click the downloaded .MOV file and open the file with VLC media player. This gives me sound and video.  This solution would mean downloading and installing VLC media player. I suspect this is a problem with older Windows. I have MS 8.1


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