40 boys

no 'out to pasture' here

Cool, but they look funny with outboards hanging off the back!

The fleet of four performance racing catamaran’s – the ‘Extreme 40’s’ are marshalling ahead of the start of Airlie Beach Race Week, enjoying the sunshine and looking forward to close, competitive racing for the next three weeks.

“We’ve waited close to four years for this,” said Julian Griffiths, skipper of ‘The Boat Works’, resplendent in orange and the most experienced of the four.

“It’s been a long journey to get the three other Extreme boats here and now we’re track to getting the Extreme one-design racing on the map. It’s such exciting racing for spectators. These boats were built for stadium racing, so it’s close and really competitive.”

At Airlie Beach, the fleet of four – ‘The Boat Works’, ‘Back in Black’, ‘High Voltage’ and newcomer, ‘Deepwater Collective’ – all weighing in at roughly 1.520kg, will compete in the Multihull National titles. Looming large is another addition to the multihull fleet, Tony Considine’s new TF10 fully foiling trimaran, ‘Mad Max’.

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