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#11 Steve

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 06:57 AM

I don't care if the breeze never gets to the point of getting them to foil.  Some comment has it that the 2 hour races in monohulls were boring.  They weren't for me. At least I could relate to the boats.  The cats had nothing for the average sailor.  There were 2 or 3 guys actually sailing, and no chance of any trickle down from the technology.  Yes, it was exciting, but was it sailing?  All those skills we'd developed over a thousand years like having a top bowman were suddenly redundant. I'm super excited, can't wait.


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#12 DanInEurope

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:02 AM

I'll reserve judgement.... I wouldn't have picked ETNZ to return to the fold of the blue blazer club but that's what it sounds like so far.


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#13 Knot Me... maybe

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:24 AM

Wait to see the boats.

The sentiment is all good, boats to be sailed by sailors, but 'big powerful fast monos' does raise other questions around the event.

As the last even showed you can have cool boats that give very average racing.


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#14 waikiore

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 08:46 AM

Dont worry KM next year Harken will be selling Eastern made clip on foils for the older lightweight monohulls around here, that will lively up the ssanz races.....

Peter V in the shop is taking orders


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#15 Knot Me... maybe

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 09:46 AM

Dont worry KM next year Harken will be selling Eastern made clip on foils for the older lightweight monohulls around here, that will lively up the ssanz races.....

Peter V in the shop is taking orders

Harken are too slow ;)


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#16 erice

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 10:32 AM

haha

 

oracle are out

 

and jimmy wants back in

 

http://www.nzherald....jectid=11922948

 

wonder if his mate slingsby

 

will let him on the aussie team he's trying to build


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it's the shiraz saying sh!t





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