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  1. An oligopoly is a wonderful thing...for the owners.
  2. Given what he's competing in, I don't think significant solo efforts are too much of an imposition to the guy!
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    VX One

    Has anyone had any experience with these: https://vxoneaustralia.wordpress.com Looking at putting a couple of guys together and getting one for some weekend fun
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    Any recommendations for shoes for racing, and where to buy? Sailor's Corner have little in my size, and can't find much at all elsewhere.
  5. Too hard to answer. In this situation, a large factor is whether the other boat has electronics or humans looking for you.
  6. Silly people - you can hear the motor running!
  7. I may upset some with this comment, but I'd be happy to pay an annual (token) fee for a permit as a crew member. If it were say $60-80/yr or similar to cover the cost of administration, and allowed parking in any area, then I think that's a reasonable outcome. One of the issues faced is that parking is expensive in the CBD, and getting worse. We have a deal with Britomart for $200/m, but have had this in place for a couple of years. New users are paying $320-340/m and more. Because of this, city parkers are parking at Westhaven.
  8. So; apparently race crews will still be fine to park Wednesday and Friday nights. It'd be nice to get an official statement from Westhaven on this for all those that aren't berth owners.
  9. Well that stuffs it for all racing. Even rum races take longer than 2 hours once getting to the boat and setting up the boat is taken into account. Westhaven and whoever is pulling the strings behind the scenes is making it abundantly clear that yachting is to be milked for all it's worth before it slides quietly away and becomes a piece of our past.
  10. I'm heading in from Titirangi, leaving in an hour or so if anyone is being responsible and not driving in, and wants a lift.
  11. Almost 2 hours. Must have been out selling a house
  12. Oh wait sorry - you did say 'having a shower'.
  13. ...and whilst also partaking in special cuddles with Mrs. BP, right?
  14. Didn't know it had a retractable keel. I'm assuming that was on the back of a trailer, of course.
  15. We used to do this on Demonstrator. If it were warm, and rum was plentiful, we were in no rush to head back. Often we'd turn around and go back out, or head up towards Riverhead and enjoy the breeze, the warm sun, the rum.
  16. Yup - what I said. 'fit' as in best fit.
  17. "survival of the fittest" is generally misinterpreted. 'Fittest' refers to 'best fit', not stronger, faster, more adept at running long distances. What is best fit is sometimes not what we would expect. Nature's complexity isn't easily unravelled by humanity's attempts at intellect.
  18. Good summary, ScottiE. The decision to take a lay day because the money men hadn't arrived in San Francisco, and they wanted to watch the win will haunt the team, and so it should. When you have your foot on their throats, you don't take it off for anything.
  19. One design, world's best steerer. In the bag, right?
  20. Absolving individuals of all consequences of decision making isn't conducive to successful, happy individuals or society. Yes; we should look after our young and others who are unable to make decisions for sound reasons, but allowing everyone to draw on society and not contribute is insanity. Mankind will eventually choke on its own bureaucracy and wither when there is no reward for risk. The individual benefits will be legislated out of existence (i.e. 'fun', feeling of achievement, etc), and non-existent collectively. Organisations do need legislative control, as the majority ar
  21. I believe this is the point Wal is trying to make: legislation is taking the responsibility from the synapses-challenged to not be numpties and placing this on others in an onerous and unfair manner. This in turn leads to less thinking required to keep breathing, so legislation ratchets up another notch, and on the circle ever tightens. If individuals who break the rules or ignore advice and are not acquainted at all with common sense injure themselves, then the responsibility should lie with them.
  22. It's Groupama III I'd say. Colours are right, as is the size. Edit: should read the writing under the images, as well - you'd already figured that one out.
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