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Those with the balls to go and capabilities to finish the race would’ve had maybe ? a hell of a blast ? It’s solid 30kts and more up here on Whangarei coast with a good bit of easting in it 

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Shall we show our age and discuss the race record year in the Easterly in 1996? Just realised 25 years ago today

Did it 4 up on my trailer sailer. Had a guy slip through the leeward lifelines when a wave knocked us down off Sail Rock.

Had an excellent wipe out in the gybe on the way in from the Brett, Finished just after midnight. But then we were all so wet and cold we had the overboard person in the one sleeping bag and the other 3 huddled under a wet kite in full kit. Too tired and not enough rum to stay up all night.

Had the last laugh when we loaded up and drove home while half the fleet were stuck in Russell.

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25 minutes ago, Jono G said:

Shall we show our age and discuss the race record year in the Easterly in 1996? Just realised 25 years ago today

Did it 4 up on my trailer sailer. Had a guy slip through the leeward lifelines when a wave knocked us down off Sail Rock.

Had an excellent wipe out in the gybe on the way in from the Brett, Finished just after midnight. But then we were all so wet and cold we had the overboard person in the one sleeping bag and the other 3 huddled under a wet kite in full kit. Too tired and not enough rum to stay up all night.

Had the last laugh when we loaded up and drove home while half the fleet were stuck in Russell.

sh*t you are old !  Was that supergroove ? Lucky you got your crew back 

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Yep, getting older. Grey hairs appearing. Yes Supergroove. We had a good race but were smoked by the Aces High and Blue Dude. Interestingly none of these boats are in NZ now.

In this case, fortunately he held onto the mainsheet, so with the extra sheet we rounded up and dragged him in.

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I was on the Ross 45 M1 for that race. Was a pretty epic hoon.

For me though the 2012(?) On crusader and the 2019 on Motorboat II were better and we set records both times.  The beat in from the Brett both races slowed things down a bit but the bit to the Brett was super quick.

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2 minutes ago, 44forty said:

Where did crusader end up going ? 

Ir stayed up in Europe after the middle sea race and fastnet. Not exactly sure where. 

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