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#1 splashprincess

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 08:42 PM

Well the countdown is now on for the 7 boats entered in the 2019 SSANZ Round New Zealand race. Race start is Saturday February 16 and hopefully by now the to-do lists for the boats are getting smaller as preparations are well under way.

 

Competitors in this the third edition of RNZ are: 

Krakatoa, Pogo 40

Gale Force, Elliott 1050

Coppelia, Farr 38

Katana, Sunfast 3600

Arbitare, Farr 38

Motorboat 11, Elliott 10.5

Titanium, Thompson 38

 

In the crews we have brother versus brother - Sam Tucker on Gale Force, and Josh Tucker on Motorboat 11 as well as the Elliott 10.5 versus Elliott 1050. Then we have father versus son with Ken Ormandy on Gale Force and his dad Dave Ormandy on Arbitare, which should all make for good stories at the stop overs. On that note we have Chris Skinner returning for another lap of NZ this time on Titanium - will it still be "reach, reach - big boat wins"??? Our other returning competitors are Rob Croft and Sally Garrett on Coppelia - suckers for punishment, slow learners or just great supporters of shorthanded racing?

 

Check out the new SSANZ website - boat and crew profiles will be added in the next few weeks, as well as other news stories in the lead up to the start. We'll also post here in this thread to keep all the armchair admirals up to date. 


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Posted 24 December 2018 - 06:13 AM

I’m excited. Or is that nervous? Or just sh*t scared?

Never been down to Stewart Island, but couldn’t think of an easier way than grabbing a mate and sailing down (Although, now that I think some more, there may be easier options...?)

Quite a close fleet in terms of performance, I suspect titanium will have a bit of a speed advantage on the rest of us, but other than that the rest will depend on conditions and placement on the course, so could be some very exciting, close racing. 48 hours into the Akarana 350, Katana, Gale and the Squealerboat were rounding Poor Knights side by side.
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#3 raz88

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 06:13 AM

Looking forward to watching that! Hopefully a pretty close competitive fleet looking at those entries.
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#4 AJ Oliver

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 04:20 PM

If you can manage to post daily updates on You-Tube 

 

you can get a global audience. 

 

Stay safe !!


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