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#61 Y88 Association

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 12:26 PM

Yes, yes/no/maybe, yes and yes.

 

Created a beautiful post to FB yesterday on way towing PontooNZ boat in and its gone AWOl in Facebook. $#%$&#^%$&^% 

 

Slightly hungover FB operator me thinks.

 

Looks like we will finish around $500 for the Coasties once pledges and sponsors funds are in.

 

A bloody good night.  We will photos and vid  out this evening after day job.


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#62 Freedom GBE

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 09:34 PM

We had a blinder.

 

New main, the hoist was like christmass. Thanks Phil for paying 50%.

 

Delayed start no wind, fog, raft up and rumbos, woried we would even have a race. The sun came out and the start moved up the harbour into a slight seabreeze. Short course, good move by the comitee.

 

Fantastic to see Frantic Drift, They are looking good, slightly underpowered, maybe missing a no 1 head sail? I hope they come out for the CC.

 

Exodus sailed over us and then straight under Tigre. Attitude late for the start but then sailing higher than us. The breeze was dropping again and I started getting a hangover.The fleet tacked east on a nock and to find breeze. Not good.

 

All by ourselves now, committed to this side. We noticed a nolex 22 cruising allong at twice our speed towing a dinghy on a wind line in Browns bay. Blow me down, tacked on 90 degree shift and an easy fast reach in the sun to Navy Buoy. 

 

Downwind to Hay stack, managed to sail around a few more boats. Too easy. At Hay stack, we cought up to Wired and Ran Tan, big boats look magnificent close up, must be lots of adminsitration two handed. 

 

Tight reach passing Motuhihi, big boats passing us again and we are trying to wind through, dipping 88s and 930s, jeez they try to make it hard. Exodus then came out of nowhere, they are fast on a reach but we managed to hold them out, just. Very happy with the result.

 

We didnt notice the comitee had a barge deep in the bay, we rafted up on the other side. The music was good and loud, enough to drown out the whole bay. Lots of rums and good time. Cheers.


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#63 Willow

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 11:42 PM

Thanks to SSANZ for running a great series. Didn't get any video of our race but had a blinder of a trip home that some may enjoy.

 

https://youtu.be/wavne6rC_SM


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#64 ex Elly

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Posted 04 September 2018 - 02:39 PM

So did a race happen?

Did a raft up occur / not occur / what goes on at raft ups stays at raft ups......?

Were funds raised for the Coastguard,

Were any livers harmed in the making of this movie?

 

Start was delayed till after 1pm due fog and no wind.

The heavy weather course was then chosen, and for some divisions this course was altered from the one printed in the sailing instructions!!

Halfway through the race this already short course was shortened - "go straight to finish", although this may not have been done correctly, and there is at least one protest about this!!!!


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#65 Willow

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Posted 04 September 2018 - 03:21 PM

Anyone know when the protest hearing is?


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#66 Fish

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Posted 04 September 2018 - 03:31 PM

Start was delayed till after 1pm due fog and no wind.

The heavy weather course was then chosen, and for some divisions this course was altered from the one printed in the sailing instructions!!

Halfway through the race this already short course was shortened - "go straight to finish", although this may not have been done correctly, and there is at least one protest about this!!!!

The radio silence did indicate something more than weather delays was afoot.

 

Sounds like all the rum may have been consumed before the start. 


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#67 Willow

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Posted 04 September 2018 - 07:19 PM

I think that is a bit disingenuous there Fish and detracts from the amazing job these Guys and Girls do running this event.


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#68 Fish

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Posted 04 September 2018 - 08:24 PM

I think that is a bit disingenuous there Fish and detracts from the amazing job these Guys and Girls do running this event.

Sorry guys, but I think you are taking my post either out of context, or my post is not coming across in the context I intended.

 

My first comment re 'radio silence' was that I thought it odd after the last race of the series, and a much talked up raft up, there were no comments or posts at all.

 

My second comment re 'all the rum being drank before the start' was a direct reference to the time waiting for the wind and following Freedom's post repeated here for anyone who is a bit slow reading.

 

 

 

Delayed start no wind, fog, raft up and rumbos, woried we would even have a race. The sun came out and the start moved up the harbour into a slight seabreeze. Short course, good move by the comitee.

 

Fantastic to see Frantic Drift, They are looking good, slightly underpowered, maybe missing a no 1 head sail? I hope they come out for the CC.

 

Exodus sailed over us and then straight under Tigre. Attitude late for the start but then sailing higher than us. The breeze was dropping again and I started getting a hangover.The fleet tacked east on a nock and to find breeze. Not good.

 

Considering no one has said what actually happened, and I am only posting in response to posts already posted, I think you are a bit twichty calling me disingenuous. No one mentioned / posted re the committee / start boat drinking rum prior to the start, until now?

 

To be clear,  I wasn't casting aspersions at the committee, I was just responding to what was actually posted in black and white, by Freedom, so Willow and Clipper, get a can of harden up.


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#69 Willow

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Posted 04 September 2018 - 08:48 PM

No worries, I thought you were referring to literally radio silence on the day of which I didn't think there was. Definitely mis-interpreted what you were trying to say. No harm no foul.


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Posted 04 September 2018 - 10:10 PM

Yup Fish, all makes sense with that explanation. I think I interpreted the same way as willow (who had a blinder in the race - nice work).
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