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  1. Although probably not too accurate to headline it "New Zealand's largest yachting competition"When it comes to female competitors, there are 11 boats entered for the RNZYS Ladies Racing, and you'd see way more than 6 female sailors at pretty much any event.
  2. Fish - it is only 1.65M draft with the keel up! https://www.yachtingworld.com/boat-test/finot-conq-fc3-53-120154
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    marine deals

    I purchased a VHF from them which died about a month later. They had no problem supplying a replacement but could not do the same model as I think they tend to get batches of things they are selling at a discounted rate.
  4. Hi Phil, according to Racetrack higher than the SR26's or Ross 930's, around the Young 11's/Elliot 1050's.
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    Protest question

    If there was "serious damage" then there is leeway on the time for a protest flag to be flown & the other boat being notified, otherwise the rule is the protest/hail should be at the "first reasonable opportunity" which would be the time taken to unfurl the flag on the backstay not after going down to find it! . The protest committee is there to deal with rule issues rather than assign fault for insurance claims & if they felt there was no injury or serious damage & the flag/hail were not quick enough then the protest would have to be dismissed.
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    Optimists in Antigua

    So far off the mark! No 20knots of wind, no 1.5-2m waves, it's a Laser not an Optimist, and for the same comment to be made would indicate either a partially completed, or botched, gender reassignment procedure! But HT, I agree with DrW, if you are not prepared to post similar comments with yourself/wife/daughter in the picture it's probably best left on your hard drive for your own amusement!
  7. Think it was just lobbed out there to distract people. A 250 vehicle barge would be way bigger than existing Waiheke car ferries which only go up the river as far as just past the marina or maybe 40% of the distance. Getting something larger around the doglegs in the channel which can be challenging for a Piedy at low tide would require a serious amount of dredging, especially given much of the area above the bridges is only 2-3m depth. Then they have the small problem of getting under the old Panmure bridge which at best would impose tide state conditions with its 7.7m of clearance. Or, would they remove the old Panmure Bridge along with the new one they are putting alongside it to host the bus lanes on?
  8. Rehab - Hard to think anyone has an inability to access a website these days, but anyway, if they have memory loss they will have forgotten about the dumping before they get around to worrying about it!
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    This n that..

    Oil seems reasonably priced, less than the spices in the grinder!
  10. I had a cheap not-pure sinewave inverter & tried charging my laptop - the switched mode power supply in the laptop charger had an issue & self destructed.
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    Worlds

    Recent 420 World Champs & two NZ boys barely in their teens win the Open Champs, not the U17, by a mile - 48 points.That's the spread from 2nd-9th. http://2018worlds.420sailing.org/en/default/races/race-resultsall
  12. Native, the in-port races essentially did only count for rum & would only come in to play to separate a draw in ocean leg points, which in the end only impacted 6th/7th. Also, the boat with the fastest elapsed time across all ocean legs actually won the race. There was an online interview with the TToP navigator as they made their way to the eastern side of the course, she seemed to think going down the inside/east was the only way to go & was expecting the boats more to the west to come down. Didn't look that way when DongFeng was 80nm behind with the others having 50nm to go... but came through in the end.
  13. I also wondered that, originally they were talking in the order of 700nm, now around 900nm.
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