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February 2009

CST Composites rigs finish 2nd and 5th at 2009 J.J.Giltinan Championships

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The J.J. Giltinan Championships sailed on Sydney Harbour saw one of the closest finishes to date, decided meters before the finish of the last race.

Early series leader Active Air-2UE skippered by Matt Searle, sailed a very consistent regatta finishing only 1 point behind the eventual winner Southern Cross Constructions (Euan Mc Nicol).

The series was wide open coming into the final Heat 7, with any one of the top 3 boats in with a chance.

Active Air-2UE were in a dominant position early in the race as Southern Cross Constructions were 4 minutes behind, after a disastrous start. With 2 laps to go Active Air-2UE still looked strong, with Southern Cross doing everything they could fighting their way through the fleet. The light and fickle breeze saw 90 degree shifts, allowing Southern Cross to make big gains on the leaders with a lap to go.

During the last downwind run, the title was still open. Active Air-2UE had to finish 2nd and get Gotta Love It 7 between them and Southern Cross. It all looked promising until the young team on Panasonic pipped them on the finish line to get 2nd. Active Air was relegated to 3rd, and Southern Cross climbed to 4th. One place behind Active Air-2UE and enough to give them the series.

Rag and Famish hotel also sported the latest rig from CST Composites and showed some good form winning the NSW Championship before the start of J.J. series. They looked strong after 4 heats, but slipped back towards the end of the regatta, to finish 5th overall.  CST rigs were also used by Smeg, SLAM and Pure Blonde all finishing inside the top 10.

CST Rowing Oars/Shafts

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CST composites has entered a new market as a tube supplier for rowing oars. NSW based Oar manufacturer, Jac Oars, produced Carbon Fiber oars sporting CST Composites Shafts for “Ativo”, an entrant in the Ocean Thunder championship. Over 4 weekends in a multiple race format, “Ativo” won the event.

The Shafts are filament wound using a high temperature epoxy resin combined with aerospace grade carbon fibre to create a tough, stiff and light section. All tubes are post cured under high temperature and pressure to ensure the highest quality laminate.

“Jac Oars win at the Ocean Thunder combined with a win at the Australian Open Under 23 division is a great achievement for this new CST product,” said Production Manager Chris Dixon.

Australian Rowing Championships is the next event to be contested in Perth from 2-7th of March.

To learn more about CST range of Oar tubing visit our new Rowing Oars marine site.

CST Composites Finalist in Exporter of the Year Awards

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Endeavour Awards has announced CST Composites as a Finalist in “Exporter of the Year Award” for Flying Tiger filament wound carbon fibre tubing.

With our championship winning filament winding technology, CST has been proven as the premier carbon fibre spar maker in the Dinghy/Skiff market.

Our presence in the yachting sector is also increasing through classes such as the Flying Tiger, Mini Transat, Thompson Boats etc. We look forward to expanding our presence in this market even further in 2009, with more championship winning spars.