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Hi all RNI competitors,

I have been asked by a number of you to run another "Offshore medical Course" for RNI competitors prior to the race, so have agreed to

 

Planning is in early stages however I have set the date as Sat 1st Feb 2020 so you have a little time before the race

 

Jon will update you as we finalise things and I will update here

Regards

Dr Dave

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Looks like you here will be some room for others also

So if your cruising offshore next winter or planning on the Fiji race watch this space for details on how to sign up

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Hey team 


 


I've posted this in its own topic in tech talk but ideas would be great.


 


I'm looking for ideas on a try sail track on Sniper. 


Its an alloy mast with an internal track. 


 


Basically I don't want to put an ugly external track on the outside of the mast and have all the bulk and weight of the track on the mast. 


 


Ideas? 


 


Can we do a short track at the bottom of the mast which feeds into the internal track?


 


Or another alternative might be a dynex strop which goes from the gooseneck up the mast and we hoist the trysail on this. 


I think Katana uses this.


 


The rig is out of the boat until 21 september and I'm just looking for ideas.


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Looks like one boat may be out already.

High Voltage has hauled out at Opua, after hitting something near Cape Brett. 

Rudder damage, let's hope they can fix it!

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What happened to the rudder on High Voltage? 1st report I heard was they had lost it,  but next it was re-connected and they were back on their way north to join leg 2?

Maybe a cable? Or a failed/lost key, or what?

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They thought they'd lost it but after getting into opua on emergency steering and hauling out on the travel lift it was still there. Along with some impressive scrapes in their antifouling as if they'd hooked something with it. So seems something like a lost key or similar after collecting something.

 

Great that they can rejoin the other legs.

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