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Charmonet back in Westhaven. Thank good for the tracker because the Squadron efforts on this race is woeful. The dedicated Facebook page had a flurry of activity in July last year promoting boats that aren't sailing and nothing since November. The race webpage does nothing but direct you to the Facebook page for updates

A sad indication of both the state of offshore NZ keelboat racing and the biggest club in NZ's inability to promote their biggest race in years. No wonder the cups gone to Spain 

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Shows just what a good job SSANZ does, if this was a SSANZ race we would know all the stories and the race would have a much higher profile. 
Bet you it would be different if A Young and his buddies had their harbour racers in the race.

Any one know the stories behind the retirement of V5 Vixen or Charmonet?

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I saw vixen turn around at the same time as they posted on their page that they had left the gulf. Asked if they were okay but no response and still nothing on their page 11 hours later

 

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1 hour ago, Shimmer said:

Shows just what a good job SSANZ does, if this was a SSANZ race we would know all the stories and the race would have a much higher profile. 
Bet you it would be different if A Young and his buddies had their harbour racers in the race.

Any one know the stories behind the retirement of V5 Vixen or Charmonet?

Yes live sail die would’ve been all over it with nice photos of the big budget boats 

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40 minutes ago, Deep Purple said:

Yep, it's going to be seriously sh*t when they round Three Kings and return to the Cape

Yeah I was just looking at that. Could be unpleasant. Especially with tidal stream against.

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Reasons given

V5 - Engine trouble
Charmonet - Loose rudder bearings
Rum Bucket - Equipment Failure
Legacy - Broken Backstay
Vixen - No reason given
Romanza - DNS

DANG!

On the leaderboard, the PHRF and PHS numbers are totally wrong - there is no way Wired has a PHRF o9f 0.896 or Mr Kite a PHRF of 0.713...

 

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7 hours ago, Deep Purple said:

The dedicated Facebook page had a flurry of activity in July last year promoting boats that aren't sailing and nothing since November. The race webpage does nothing but direct you to the Facebook page for updates

The updates are coming through on the main squadron FB page here: https://www.facebook.com/RNZYS

@Black Panther try this tracker: https://yb.tl/3kings2021

4 shorthanded boats: Titanium, Niksen, Katana, and Favourite.

 

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Also the YB tracker info is available on the Predict Wind app if you have that. It's under Tools > YB Events and then you add the race in the banner

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