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#41 Clipper

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 09:01 AM

Light upwind. Perfect multi conditions. Oh wait....
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Posted 21 April 2016 - 09:59 PM

A huge fleet of 45 yachts have entered for the SSANZ Chains Ropes and Anchors ANZAC 250 two-handed yacht race.  The longhaul (250nm) and shorthaul (180nm) divisions started Thursday 21st April at 1730 while the small boat and cruising divisions start at 0900 Friday 22nd April and do a more leisurely 60nm course to Great Barrier Island via Flat Rock.
 
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The long haul and short haul course takes the fleet around Channel Island, Cuvier Island and outside Great Barrier Island before heading back inside Little Barrier island and Sail Rock. From there the fleet splits and the short haul division heads back to the finish at Port Abercrombie while the Long Haul boats go up around the Poor Knights before heading to the finish. Then the boats will raft up in Smokehouse Bay at Great Barrier with the prize giving and some ‘shore based’ activities on Saturday night.

 

The forecast is for light Easterlies swinging slowly to the North with a very light swell and a full moon. Champagne yachting, doesn’t get much better!

You can follow the race on the predict wind tracker http://forecast.pred...king/race/ssanz

And on the face book page https://www.facebook.com/ssanz.inc/
The short haul fleet ranges in size from the smallest boats E770 Real Deal and SR26 Rattle N Rum through to the Titan 36 Zen and the Hanse 400 Goldenpond at the bigger end of the fleet and the only multihull in the race- the 8.5 catamaran ‘Voom’. Cruising division could almost be renamed the Farr division with 9 Farr boats including 7 1020s. Sharing the same start and course is the small boat fleet with the only Mini Transat 650 in NZ ‘B&G Racing’ and the short handed veterans on the Ross 830s Cool Change and Revolution Blues.
 
Any questions or queries please feel free to contact me on this email address or via cell phone 021 145 4576. 
 
 
Regards, 
 
 
Deb Williams
Media and Comms SSANZ 250

 


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There is nothing, absolutely nothing, half so much worth doing, as simply messing about in boats


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Posted 22 April 2016 - 05:42 AM

Lies...

Cool change isn't an 830.

And it almost reads like there are only 3 boats in the small boat, there are 6.
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#44 Knot Me... maybe

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 07:51 AM

Crusader is doing well, they will be loving this weather. Gale Force is looking good as well.

 

Lets go get the small boats and cruisers off. Oh joy, Auckland rush hour traffic.... not done that for a while.


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#45 B00B00

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 09:05 AM

Glamour out here. Almost at Arid island on the outside of barrier. Max just to leward, notorious and provincial cowboy about 3 nm behind and gale force about 6nm back. Gennaker reaching in 10-12kts. Champaign sailing.
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#46 Fish

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 09:58 AM

Lies...

Cool change isn't an 830.

And it almost reads like there are only 3 boats in the small boat, there are 6.

I just appreciate that someone is doing updates and comms.

Keep up the good work SSANZ.


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Posted 22 April 2016 - 11:36 AM

The Sunfast must be doing OK then, she wasn't showing on the tracker when I sussed.

 

Just got back from starting part 2, The harbour looks so close to perfect for a great sail it was seriously fecking annoying to be land bound.

 

Opps to the boat that though their start was 5.30pm Friday evening. They were not amused when called to see why they were MIA....5 mins after their correct start time, 9am this morning. Bugger!!


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Posted 24 April 2016 - 06:06 PM

What a fantastic event!

Thanks heaps to the organisers and sponsors, we thoroughly enjoyed it, will be back next time!!
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Posted 25 April 2016 - 06:18 PM

Fantastic fun as always. Tricky at times and a reminder to keep with it until finished. Very light and fickle between LB and GB so plenty of passing lanes. The big surprise was the greeting from Jon with his bucket of goodies and a voucher for $100 for first on line. Then again at prize giving for another $500 for the handicap win! What amazing support from Chains Ropes and Anchors for short handed sailing.


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#50 Freedom GBE

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 06:40 PM

I am surprised to see the tracker working at the back of the Barrier. :thumbup:


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