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#1 SloopJohnB

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 08:56 AM

Yes the Sloop is going to Hobart for the Ozzie Nats 15 - 18 Feb along with 4 others from NMMS (Wattle Farm) plus 1 from Nelson and another from Christchurch.

 

Hobart should be interesting without the haze that appears the times I been there before, 1971, 72, 73, 75 & 81.

 


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#2 Knot Me... maybe

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 10:14 AM

:D  :D  Me too. Remember crossing the finish line and I think heading into town but came too in Melbourne Airport with no recollection of the previous 3 days. We must have been very lucky to have been allowed on the aircraft in the stare we must have been in.

 

Have fun over there fella. Hope it goes well of the NZ team.


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#3 harrytom

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 04:34 PM

How did the Team go??


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#4 SloopJohnB

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 05:56 PM

Knot yet 15th -18th Feb.
5 from NMMS
1 from Nelson
1 from Christchurch
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Posted 04 February 2018 - 01:16 PM

Only 10 days away, the boat is all packed away in the big tube and the rigs in the sail box.

 

New sails on the A rig.

 

Must add the makeup weight to the C rig can't be underweight, went I get back from Howlong on Thursday.


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 01:24 PM

Measuring done 5grams over with A,B & C rigs.Lots of little bits on lead (wheel weights) been added to some boats.
Just had a 60 knot rain squal come down the Drewett tent down the road.
Racing starts tomorrow.
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Posted 15 February 2018 - 08:07 PM

Day 1 done 35 to 40 knots with a gust of 53 knots. Plenty on chains along the shoreline but no dogs.
The sloop started well but went backwards must try and get better starts, had plenty of speed with the C rig the pocket handkerchief the first time I have sailing with it.
The kiwis are doing ok.
Phil in 7th
Paul in 10th
Sloop in 21st
Bruce in 30th
Nigel in 34th with gear breakage
Ants in 38th
John in 48th
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Posted 15 February 2018 - 08:09 PM

Results after 4 races of 3 years.

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