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    Who are they?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America's_Cup#Challengers_and_defenders
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    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.
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    Poisoned Chalice

    Why? As a nation of islands where our ancestors had to sail to get to, sailing and the sea are part of our heritage and culture. How is tipping money into this for no "profit" any different from funding rugby, museums, Teo Reo, national parks etc, and in all of these there are also going to be a few that "profit" but for the country as a whole it's the feel good factor that counts, which it seems we are getting in spades at the moment.
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    foiling upwind

    how much troll bait can a troll take without trolling I just came back to see the enormousness of the error in this statement, not being nasty just having a chuckle. Its basic maths that a wider side stay angle will reduce compression for a given side load. Are you retarded?
  5. MS, you need to post that on the SA caption thread http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=150569
  6. Post race skippers conference: Media: Jimmy, how safe do you feel in your job? JS: You can be a rooster one day and a feather duster the next, mate.
  7. Will show up here http://tvnz.co.nz/americas-cup from about 8am
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    Jury rulings

    It seems that if it gets that close they are going to extend the number of races until either team has 9 points on the board, meaning it could be a best of 19 series.
  9. http://www.marinaberths.com/ is another to keep an eye on, has moorings for sale section and sometimes moorings in the berths for rent section.
  10. 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.
  11. The match up that might happen if OR and ETNZs speed are about the same as per vid. Just one more possibility to go with your other six alternate realities.
  12. I was referring to the OR/ETNZ match up.
  13. Bodes well for there being some prospect of seeing two boats actually racing soon.
  14. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8876799/Missing-yacht-Nina-still-afloat-father In the same article but on a different rescue...
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. One in need of a lot of love http://www.turners.co.nz/General-Goods/Search/Marine/Boats/1055396/
  19. 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
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    EMTNZ BOAT 2

    They were just washing the bug splatter off the nose
  21. Was thinking the same. Other than the idjit possibility I thought maybe a broken throttle?
  22. Advertising campaign kicks off for new drink "FizzNasty on the Rocks"
  23. Damn, took the wrong boat out, thought I was in the SeaLegs.
  24. 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
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