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  1. Fresh, fun, surprisingly comfortable…..that’s probably sums up life on daydream n the SSANZ committed to getting a better start this time so stopped being a puss and gave it a push…..wooling the kite was a bit of old school genius (good call Robbie)with the kite at full hoist all wooled up ,pole set, full main and #2 had us hitting the line just in time at full pace…..bit of a tug on the sheet and we were off at pace (well pace for us…it’s all relative eh) we were feeling pretty pleased with ourselves as the breeze started building and our range of safe steering narrowed (5deg up or
    3 points
  2. Thanks to SSANZ for putting on the event, our main competition has been Hard Labour and Playbuoy over the last few years and we really looked forward racing these teams. All week I was checking the forecast sites hoping the front was going to go through either early or late, I declared that anything that had a 4 in it and I wasn't going. Of course we went and of course the top sustained windspeed we saw was 35! For me 20-30 is a the top end of the fun zone in the gulf, after that its ok-ish but things break, claret gets spilled, sailmakers get happy... We set up with our small jib an
    3 points
  3. On Tickled Pink we had a 16 year old who was a bit daunted by the puff that came through just before our start. So we took a very conservative route off the start away from other boats and with a goose winged #3. We managed to still be in the middle of the 1020s and ahead of the Y88s as we went around Rakino. Stayed deep to avoid the wind shadow - poor Flashwave, and when we saw everyone was being brave put up the small chute. Then had a great ride. The speedo said we only did 13 but the damping can't have got a couple of the waves. Got up to the leading 1020s and hung onto Meister. Watch
    2 points
  4. Another heavy air epic for the SSANZ 100. On Shimmer we got a pretty good start and carried our new small kite (thanks Tony Harold your sails rock) down the Motuihi channel feeling pretty good till the beak of the pole twice popped open and we lost the brace. Set the #3 and watched the competition make gains while co skipper turned the cabin into a work shop and rebuilt the pole ends till they worked again. Great, kite back up just before Oneroa, not so good, massive puffs coming out and carnage everywhere, Shimmer doesn't plane so when the puffs got big she started putting her bow a
    2 points
  5. Good to hear we weren't the only ones putting our bow under, not a nice feeling pushing that much Ocean is it? Well done on some great kite work getting to Gannet we were impressed on the younger cousin bummer about your kite, did you see the black and yellow "flag" flying from the top of Portraits mast? not the only ones to destroy a kite. So good to see two Townson on the top 6 looking forward to the 50
    1 point
  6. Yes if you get any gas work done you need to be careful you don’t get bitten by this law being unreasonably applied retrospectively. On my last boat I was quoted about a million dollars to fit an outside nipple for my bbq followed by a domino effect of other work to become 2013 compliant. It was cheaper and simpler to sell the boat and buy another one.
    1 point
  7. Not sure I get the difference between pure wool and a dead animal floating. seems an odd interpretation of the no rubbish rule and it it’s intention Besides my boat pre dates the invention of Velcro and the spin was first measured in 1984 so Velcro would be just wrong
    1 point
  8. On Carrera it was epic to go for a double handed cruise, highlight was watching the some of the fleet flying at gannet rock, some great seamanship on display! We took an original 2011 J4 as didn’t want to wear any racing sails, and it delaminated on the way to shearer rock and we got passed by Rogue (those guys sailed really well including some slick reefing maneuvers). From then on we were 1-3kn below target and could only point 45 TWA as we nursed the sail home. Had the storm jib ready but with tiller and no autopilot and 30kn breeze didn’t fancy peeling unless we had to.
    1 point
  9. Deep Purple's Race Report Watching the weather forecast every few minutes all week isn't going to change what happens. Breeze-on. Memories of last year NE pounding at the fore but at least this year South-West and calmer seas or so I we thought..... We launched at Bucklands Beach and timed our arrival at the race area to be just in time to start. Reefed main, #2 Jib (really need a #3 for these days. Safe start and hauled the fantastic #willissails fractional and good speed clearing clearing our fleet and across to mix it with the big guys. Crossed gybes a few times with the Rog
    1 point
  10. Well those keen fellas on the mighty Deep Purple showed how to go out of the start powered up and away , getting more miles for their entry fee than most gybing at pace out of the harbour, we had a good view from the front of the adjacent line. When we finally caught them up towards Shearer Rock I thought I would go close and hand them some hot pizza but decided conditions a bit boisterous and didnt want to be accused of outside assistance. Feeling quite second hand today -it was a bit bouncy for gentlemen sailors. A few notables: Booboo and Damon as usual making the best of their equipme
    1 point
  11. For next time, wool is considered rubbish and falls under the trash rules if it goes overboard. TRASH DISPOSAL 12.1 Boats shall not put rubbish in the water. Some clubs used to have a clause in the racing rules that allowed wool to go overboard when setting spinnakers, but I haven't seen this clause in several years - at least in any Auckland clubs. The answer now is velcro tabs, full length zips or old-school socks. Ofcourse if you ensure that all the wool falls on the deck and doesn't go overboard, all is good ISAF Q&A attached. QA2013.029N00
    -1 points
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