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  1. OYSTR

    Who are they?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America's_Cup#Challengers_and_defenders
  2. OYSTR

    Who are they?

    Always dangerous to rely on the combined intelligence of the internet i.e. Wiki. The deed of gift states Therefore it's the club that challenges.
  3. There's one at Matiatia on Waiheke, but don't know what the permissions for use are. Waiheke Mooring Holders Society Inc hold the resource consent for use.
  4. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8876799/Missing-yacht-Nina-still-afloat-father In the same article but on a different rescue...
  5. Not sure where you get the idea that I despise anyone from. I'm just saying the reality is it costs these days. I too sailed an old wooden Sabot out of Wakatere as a kid, and did all the work on it myself. I also rode my bike from Forrest Hill to Narrow Neck and back again after a days sailing. However I wouldn't send a 9 year old out on the roads like that these days, because things have changed, and the reality is sailing dinghies have changed as well. Anyway, those yacht storage facilities are still there at Wakatere, and I bet there is room for more there and at other existing sail
  6. All the North Shore schools have access to the Waterwise programme which have boats on the beach at Murrays Bay, Lake Pupuke and Wakatere. Murrays bay and Wakatere have private lockers too. St Joseph's actually go up to Murrays Bay, Takapuna Intermediate use Pupuke. I'm sure Takapuna primary could get to Pupuke and Taka Grammar to Wakatere if they don't already. Waterwise is a voluntary program for primary and intermediate. High schools are on their own. Waterwise sailing is limited to Optimists. So where do the high school kids sail? Answer they don't! Its all up to parents. And
  7. Yep, as it says a good learner/starter boat, however there aren't many wooden ones used even in green fleet these days. Depends what the motivation for getting involved was, my comment was with a view to being semi-competitive. Regardless it's not cheap overall when adding in subs, storage locker fees and/or trailer for transport, sailing gear etc.
  8. One in need of a lot of love http://www.turners.co.nz/General-Goods/Search/Marine/Boats/1055396/
  9. Looked at the price of a second hand opti lately, which is the starting point for kids now? Not much change from 2 grand for a setup if you don't want your kid to start off on the wrong foot, 4 grand plus to be competitive. That's way beyond what the average family can afford. All the North Shore schools have access to the Waterwise programme which have boats on the beach at Murrays Bay, Lake Pupuke and Wakatere. Murrays bay and Wakatere have private lockers too. St Joseph's actually go up to Murrays Bay, Takapuna Intermediate use Pupuke. I'm sure Takapuna primary could get to Pupuke and
  10. Was thinking the same. Other than the idjit possibility I thought maybe a broken throttle?
  11. Advertising campaign kicks off for new drink "FizzNasty on the Rocks"
  12. Damn, took the wrong boat out, thought I was in the SeaLegs.
  13. That was my submission; that and the fact that the boat ramp is already often full so where are all the "new" sailors going to park. Its not like they can bring the boat and gear using the fairly inadequate public transport. You really are taking the piss now aren't you... Now you don't like the proposal, because there isn't enough parking? No I'm not. In the summer its a nightmare already. How do you expect to fit in the extra patronage (+ trailers etc) with the new facility? There are already clubs along the coast with sufficient room to add to or share space with better access fo
  14. That was my submission; that and the fact that the boat ramp is already often full so where are all the "new" sailors going to park. Its not like they can bring the boat and gear using the fairly inadequate public transport.
  15. well that was disappointing. Too many "loosers" asking questions
  16. Looks like bidder could be a Crew member
  17. Cheers. No hurry on my account, certainly not on an Easter weekend. Boat won't be parked up there until late Monday anyway.
  18. KM, if you're doing a Gulf Harbour run I'd be interested in retaining your services as well to get those lines just right.
  19. Thanks for the lesson, just what I needed as this will be the first order of business once the boat is at GH. In a marina berth will 16mm size mooring line be sufficient for a 26' assuming I put some chaffe protection on?
  20. Warning: no racing snaps, just cruising/holidaying http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pearler/330343733670795?sk=photos
  21. OYSTR

    Costa Concordia

    Saw this on another forum: The current plight of the Costa Concordia recalls a comment attributed to Winston Churchill. After his retirement he was cruising the Mediterranean on an Italian cruise-liner and some Italian journalists asked him why an ex-British Prime Minister should choose an Italian ship. "There are three things I like about being on an Italian cruise-ship", said Churchill. "Firstly, their cuisine is unsurpassed. Secondly, their service is superb. And then, in time of emergency, there is none of this nonsense about women and children first".
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