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  1. Hi, thought someone out there might have a use for some alloy mast tube, from a Laser. One is from a broken Radial bottom section - 1,780mm long (60mm Outer Diameter/57mm Inner Diameter), with the internal sleeve 950mm long (57mm OD/53mm ID) The other a broken top section - 3,250mm long (50mm OD/47mm ID) Free to anyone that would like them. PM me if interested.
  2. I have some boxes of NZ Yachting and Sea Spray magazines available if anyone wants them - free, just need to pick them up (Akl). The Sea Spray issues are from the late 1960s through to the 1980s, and then the early 1990s and 1996/97 (not every issue but pretty close). The NZ Yachting issues are 1980s to early 1990s (not every issue). Lots of great reading for anyone interested in NZ yachting history. PM me if you would like to grab them.
  3. Interesting observations Markm, I hope you'll keep them coming. Had noticed that Knee Deep recently too, and it was doing well in the Squadron race on Saturday (non-spinnaker division). Quite an impressive steering wheel! Was she the Ragamuffin that won the Sydney Hobart in circa 2002? Some photos of racing from Saturday attached, around the leeward mark.
  4. It is/was one of the Akarana Platu 25's. A sad sight.
  5. The Games regatta finished yesterday, it was a fantastic event and very well run by Torbay Sailing Club with an impressive cast of top race committee officials and lots of volunteers. We had a good range of conditions, with the best of it on the final day - moderate northerly with nice waves. Sure timed it nicely given today's weather. Mark Orams gave a pretty good account of himself considering how long he'd been out of the Laser, still pretty hard to beat!
  6. Thanks guys, good to have the dates already. I was wondering, might the series revert back to the short-medium-long format this year? (personally I liked the increased challenge as the series goes on). I think it was only changed to med-long-short in response to a clash with some AC race dates in 2013?
  7. Racing is on this weekend for the One Ton Cup in the Solent - the Fast40 class looks like it has pretty good potential for growth, there's a nice video of the first day's racing here http://www.fast40class.com/news/day-1-one-ton-cup-full-on-foam-up
  8. An earlier press release mentioned the Rainbow II team, but there is no sign of any NZ entry in the current list - http://onetoncuprevival.org/Entries The One Ton Cup itself is going to be raced for again in the Fast40+ class this September after a 14-year hiatus which is great news.
  9. Poor old Ceramco - there was talk by the previous (last?) owner after the 2013 Rolex Big Boat series in the US about doing another Sydney-Hobart, and then bringing her back to NZ which would've been pretty cool. Looks like it would require a massive restoration effort now though.
  10. Maybe this one? At pace during a fairly fresh Squadron race a few years ago - not great resolution though, Stephen Craig was the photographer and might have the original
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    SSANZ 50

    And some more, starting with an emergency tack by Rawhide!
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    SSANZ 50

    Looked like a great day out there. I watched some of the fleet finish from Orakei wharf and took a few pics. There was a fair bit of outgoing tide making sure everyone had to keep working hard to the end! Elly, looks like a fair bit of inverse mast bend, did something happen on the downwind leg?
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