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  1. Suez Canal blockage: Egyptian officials seize Ever Given over $1.27b compensation https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/suez-canal-blockage-egyptian-officials-seize-ever-given-over-127b-compensation/XPKBKKUGYK64BI7LOXGFKXWRZU/
  2. Egypt is expecting more than US$1 billion (NZ$1.4 billion) in compensation after a cargo ship blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week, according to the top canal official. .... if the issue of compensation involved litigation, then the Ever Given and its some US$3.5 billion (NZ$5 billion) worth of cargo would not be allowed to leave Egypt, he told the show's host. https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/world/egypt-expects-1-4-billion-in-damages-over-stuck-ship-suez-canal
  3. https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/124703516/successful-crossing-of-cook-strait-on-manta5-ebike
  4. they mean epirbs got epirbs broadcasting your lat/long to satellites and you can have a helicopter overhead in as little as 20min at least according to some motorbike guys who broke a leg in a remote south island valley
  5. Choppy seas and a collision with a shark didn’t stop Brian Walters and Justin Grobler completing the first-ever kite-foil double-crossing of Cook Strait at the weekend. The duo set out from Makara Beach on Saturday morning in a light northerly and finished the 68 kilometre return trip in 2 hours and 58 mins, averaging almost 23.2 kmh. https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/300264906/cook-strait-tamed-by-foiling-kite-surfers
  6. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/suez-canal-ever-given-container-ship-freed-at-last/SQVBFEOI2M5K56TPGC5D2S4NBQ/
  7. Ever Given 'partially refloated' in the Suez Canal, almost a week after the giant container ship ran aground blocking the critical trade route https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/africa/300264869/ever-given-partially-refloated-in-the-suez-canal-almost-a-week-after-the-giant-container-ship-ran-aground-blocking-the-critical-trade-route she's always been partially floating
  8. Salvage teams freed the Ever Given in the Suez Canal, according to maritime services provider Inchcape, almost a week after the giant vessel ran aground in one of the world's most important trade paths. While the ship was floating again, it was not immediately clear how soon the waterway would be open to traffic, or how long it would take to clear the logjam of more than 450 ships stuck, waiting and en route to the Suez that have identified it as their next destination.
  9. French sailing identity Bruno Troublé has dimissed the proposed America's Cup defence at the Isle of Wight as "a bit of a joke", instead tipping another Auckland regatta as early as next year.
  10. However Hutchinson is sceptical about the viability of such a regatta, saying it would be "fraught with logistical challenges". "You are talking about a boat that is 80,000 man hours to build," Hutchinson said. "Both teams have to go back to England and set up the infrastructure they have to build the boats, they have to sea-trial the boats and go through all that. We know that if its 18 months from today you have three more months of fluff because there is still negotiations going on between Team NZ and the Government here, nothing is set in stone and the only thing that is happening is
  11. Light winds on the Waitematā Harbour throughout the America's Cup match earlier this month caused multiple delays and race abandonment's as teams struggled to stay on their foils. "We have already made good progress. We are committed now to continuing in this exciting AC75 class, and as a sailor I'm pleased about that," Ainslie wrote. "I think these boats are extraordinary; the scale of them, the speeds they are capable of generating. If there is a weak spot it is probably the light air performance. But that's something we can work on. "Whether we end up taking weight out of the boat
  12. "the decision that the AC75 foiling monohulls will be used for the next two cycles of the Cup is unusual. Normal practice is to look ahead one cycle only. It suggests they are thinking of relatively quickfire regattas – one in the UK, followed by a more conventional regatta in Auckland in 2024 (if they win in the UK). Money is key. Team NZ don't have any left, normal at the end of a Cup cycle. They need funds quickly to prevent key team members being poached by other syndicates and, in a Covid-affected world, sponsorship is harder to find even for skilled fundraiser Grant Dalton. So
  13. an interesting idea i image etnz's team nz's designer, DanB(ernasconi) hasn't left his successful design team sit idle they presumably already have next-gen foils an systems they want to built and test on this boat for the improved hull they would make for the next cycle...........probably they are furiously working on a prada-style 'high mode' below-deck system for the mainsail meanwhile ineos would still be trying to get to where team nz are now...
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