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  1. https://www.yachtingnz.org.nz/resources/ynz-safety-inspectors-list
  2. Very sad, the local sailing community will be in mourning. https://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/223700-tauranga-sailor-dies-yachting-incident.html
  3. Cazzette the JP54 was designed and built in Tauranga for John-Pierre Dick a french ocean racer. Website here https://www.jpdick-yachts.com/ As for the comfort of cats, I did a delivery of a 50 foot cruising cat to Vanuatu a few months ago and was shocked at how uncomfortable it was in a seaway. I have sailed on smaller monohulls all my life and thought that it would be more comfortable and faster than a 35 foot racing mono. This was simply not the case. So much leeway in waves that what should have been cracked sheets was on the wind. Not impressed. Any half decent 50 foot keelboat would
  4. Got our entry done, 34 boats on the entry list now. Wow!
  5. I know a fisherman in Napier maybe I could ask?
  6. Looking similar to 2011 with 40 entries. Hope the weather is better. Is it to early to say that?
  7. Truxton is on the waiting list, got sidetracked with work then had an oh sh*t moment when I saw it was fully subscribed.
  8. Also called a jockey pole or reaching strut, popular in the IOR days.
  9. Official Yanmar advice is to leave the engine in neutral while sailing.
  10. We had a Glass bowl the always leaked, looked fine got new seals and still leaked. Best solution was to throw it away and get a new one. Now it doesn't leak ever.
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    Akarana 350

    Seems all the moaners are usually not the competitors, instead of going on about how sh*t stuff is look at the good stuff. Perhaps being a bit more positive toward your chosen sport would help. Some people seem to go out of their way to put a negative spin on what was a great event.
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    Akarana 350

    It's not individual stuff, it's all on the RAYC page and publicly available. Don't really care either way but there is a lot of good stuff on the platform. If you are not on it you are missing out, don't shoot the messenger.
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    Akarana 350

    Also, @SNS, Truxton and Motorboat got caught initially between Barrier and the Mokes, the wind shut down for about 4 hours, sloppy seas and no wind wasn't much fun. The rest of the fleet slowly brought the wind down, we could see them for the first time at the Mokes and they finally caught up by the Poor Knights after sailing in a lift all the way down. Was pretty cool with four boats in spitting distance rounding the Poor Knights finally in some breeze again.
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