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  1. Jon

    New Genoa

    Asia will definitely be cheapest Cruise laminate that’s radial cut will last twice as long as cheap Dacron, not physically but hold its shape twice as long. All depends on are you looking for a 5 year solution and don’t sail upwind or a 10 year solution that will still point well it whole life. Dont be disappointed if you go cheap and it doesn’t last, but that’s what some people want, to me a heavy 40’er is probably over the limit for Dacron, but others will disagree
  2. Just received this via email
  3. Yes tracker, battle flag and clothing all included plus a little salt
  4. Zest will be a good match for you to race, Craddock 36 sailed by an older couple that won overall in 2008 in a varnished S&S 39 There’s always lots of races within the race Poulpito is a Sydney 38 out of New Cal theres a Beneteau 36 still to come and a couple of entries that are place savers until they sort actual entry boats
  5. Fleet so far. Arbitare C U Later Distraction Drinks Trolley Evolution Express Focus Gale Force High Voltage Kokomea Los Molinos Marshall Law Miss Scarlet Motorboat II Mr Kite Niksen Poulpito Relapse Serena Shimmer Simply Irresistible Simply the Best Southern Fun Start Me Up SweatWaters Vixen Waka Whichway Wired Zest *Pending*
  6. Entries opened last night with a good mixture of boats, one from Australia and one from New Cal 31 spots gone 9 available here https://www.ssanz.co.nz/2022/04/12/10966/ fleet will be posted tomorrow, just checking all entries are legit
  7. Adrian has been around at least once before, won last leg overall actually Think you own him one
  8. We have often had boats in this position and mostly they decide time on the water to be more beneficial than close racing, in RNI leg two you will only be in sight to North Cape and may not see another boat until you enter Cook Strait Enter longhaul, if no one else similar does and your going to be all alone we will swap you to SH. I did this in 2011 as was doing 2012 RNZ, in the 100 we were caught on the wrong side of a wind change, the finish boat said just send us your finish time That was the year the 40kts can in from the north and the yachts ahead wiped out and dropped rigs
  9. That could be almost anywhere in the States
  10. When do you want it ? Ive got one but may sell it after this winters cruise
  11. I could do this for you, However I’d really suggest you should be on board even if not skippering if you think your going to ever go offshore. Sure you would need to arrange someone to look after your kid but this is the perfect chance to gain so sea time with others that have it. 4 day passage in good weather with possible stop at Mahia or Napier if needed
  12. https://www.ssanz.co.nz/triple-series-2022/
  13. Jon

    SSANZ Triple 2021

    Triple Series dates have been on the SSANZ website for 8 months ( Racing tab, Triple Series 2022 ) Prizes will be handed out at this year’s briefing Believe it or not there’s been this thing called Covid with all sorts of restrictions on gatherings Announcements coming out next few weeks about new event sponsor and more. RNI entry scramble 8 days away Triangle Prize Giving this Wednesday
  14. Who’s in ? https://www.ssanz.co.nz/rni2023/
  15. Less than two weeks to go until the Chains Ropes & Anchors Anzac Enduro and the courses have been released! Click on the links below to check them out! The Race starts on Friday 22 April with three-course - Longhaul, Shorthaul and Cruising all finishing at Kawau Island for a family-friendly BBQ and Prize Giving. The Longhaul Division starts early on Friday morning with a 255NM course with plenty of corners - Start, Channel Is. to Starboard, Cuvier Is. to Port, Great Barrier Is. to Port, Hen & Chicken Is. to Starboard, Poor Knights Is. to Starboard, Channel Is. to Starboard, Ka
  16. Jon

    SSANZ Triple 2021

    Not surprised ‘They don’t seem to consider anyone else when they set dates
  17. Same in lots of industries here, Supermarkets being another IMHO it’s because of a history of a few large companies dominating the market and when a small guy starts they first try to strong arm them out and if that doesn’t work buy them out so they can maintain their large margins, they say it’s our small market but this is bollocks, lots of small countries around the world are cheaper in lots of ways than here. Mostly isolation that allows this but then again French Supermarkets in Tahiti are cheaper than here and that’s for food from NZ
  18. Titanium is having a blinder 38 footer two handed and smoking 50’ers
  19. Unless you have a barberhauler setup or like the new pogos low friction ring double line systems you will be set to the angles setup by the design and as stated above slower and wider boats will have a wider angle. Then you need to maintain the gap between headsail and main. Overlapperes are harder to sheet closer than blade type sails Biggest gains I’ve seen is outboard sheeting headsails once you crack sheets at all, this stops the leach from hooking
  20. Blue line all the way, can’t sheet a sail as per green line The angle as per forstay comes down to sail cut and how you are using that sail in relation to wind strength and sailing angle IIRC there’s 10 hole positions from light to heavy for a #1 on a 1020, maybe more
  21. I’ve been told that all of Auckland’s volcanoes are monolithic (only erupt once then move on ,nothing to see here) So going north may not help, the average time line between Auckland eruptions is 600 years and the last Rangi was 900 years ago. So if we could have the next one on a cross of Tiri - Channel and Little Barrier - Durville would make an ideal racing mark and ideally with a harbour on the east and west would be great too.
  22. Yes member Very disappointed but didn’t expect anything else I and many others put a huge amount of time into training and marking out the race area with my own boat on practice days and race days to help a little to make it happen here. And Dalton has sold it all to the highest bidder, I feel a bit robbed. Then we wonder why people don’t volunteer now a days
  23. Yes a bit ironic as the two small areas are 80+ metres deep and are the seed beds for the entire area and only accessible to commercial. These two beds were unknown until a few years ago and commercial interests got the powers that be to open up the commercial take from 33 shucked tonnes to 330 shucked tonnes because of these areas, this season the commercial take has only been 17 shucked tonnes So now they close all areas that recreational fishers can access. easy to see who pays the piper.
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