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tennisraindelay

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  1. is that beacuse you're fed up with being passed by Crocodiles & Coyotees?
  2. No mention of NZ Endevour yet!? She did win the Whitbread in 93-94 Also currently for sale - looks like she needs work. http://yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-monohulls/new-zealand-endeavour-bruce-farr-26m-maxi-ketch/152691
  3. maybe the Vestas crew misunderstood the term 'shake out a reef'
  4. So has anyone go the lowdown on what caused the grounding? Presumably it’s a navigation error not gear failure etc. The shoal they hit is charted & was successfully dodged by the other boats so what did Vestas do differently? I would have guessed the blame would lie somewhere between the navigator, skipper, watch captain - whoever was responsible for checking where they were supposed to be at 4am. Was a poor watch handover a key factor? It’s certainly a career limiting move for at least one sailor if not all 8.
  5. the lack of Kiwis must have a part to play in the low interest levels here but the decision to go one design was the last straw for me
  6. "Pour at least half of the bottle of Champagne into the sea from East to West. The remainder may be passed among your guests." "At this point, one bottle of Champagne, less one glass for the master and one glass for the mate are poured into the sea from West to East." outrageous waste of booze! It would be more painful to pour out rum, Id stick to Champagne
  7. a future alternative to Crewfind? http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-07/15/boat http://www.weareonaboat.com/
  8. we were more than happy to be living it rather than watching it. managed to make sense of a bit of commentary through the howling gale! The surf home was wicked
  9. trophy mounts. They'll sail the next 9 races with the LV onboard, then mount the Auld Mug on other side after that
  10. Tongmaster, I found the territorial rights restrictions (geo-blocking) can be pretty easy to sidestep by downloading some free VPN software off the net. Content providers like Americas Cup think I'm in the UK. "AnchorFree's ExpatShield" is an example & free
  11. i just bought a house, i'm the banks bitch now. bankman doesn't like sailboats
  12. why dont you go halvies and double your budget, split your costs?
  13. downgrade that fancy car of yours = bigger boating budget!
  14. My 2 cents worth submission to the Councils proposal: What public activities would you like to see more of in Westhaven Marina? I would like to see the councils continued support of Auckland’s sailing community by providing a facility for all types of sailing activity – supporting vessels from the large & expensive down to the small & inexpensive. To cut off Westhaven to entry level boat owners is to cut off the berth holders, club members and sailors of the next generation. Further Comments The removal of swing & pile moorings and their replacement with finger b
  15. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/ar ... d=10872259 bugger
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