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Ladyhawk last won the day on October 13 2020

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  1. Yup Elana is just pulling into Milford sound after an awesome run down the west coast, she's really picked a great window for the coast run. Almost $14000 raised to help foster kids in care, amazing effort so far! Truly inspirational, lets give her a helping hand by donating! πŸ‘
  2. We just did exactly this a week or so ago at Sulphur Point marina in Tauranga, 10.6 x 8m tri, they have a hydraulic trailer. No problem whatsoever, easiest haulout we've ever had. Call Greg, 07 578 8747 or email admin@taurangamarina.co.nz We used Aaron Lane at Marine Reflections to do the bottom paint, again great job, painless exercise 0275135863 Stop in on your way past to the South Island
  3. Couple of articles on Elena's stopover in Tauranga, the flotilla seeing her off including tugs, coastguard vessels etc was pretty awesome!, shes now in Gisbourne after a perfect conditions for rounding East cape. https://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/254656-solo-sailor-visits-bop-during-foster-care-voyage.html https://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/flotilla-for-woman-sailing-a-figure-8-for-new-zealands-foster-children-as-she-leave-tauranga/RY3QTCK6HVA72YA67P3TI22ZXY/
  4. Elena is in Tauranga today and on her way to Gisbourne on Saturday morning, come down and meet her, or join the flotilla seeing her off at 8:30 on Saturday πŸ™‚ Oh and donate! its a great cause πŸ‘
  5. She will be back in Auckland in time for the Americas Cup, so it'll take her around 4 months.
  6. Tracker up now http://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/VoyageforVOYCE
  7. Elana Connor is an amazing solo sailor from California, aboard a 34ft sloop called β€˜Windfola’ she was embarking on a solo circumnavigation of the world- raising awareness for kids in foster care, (as this is her story) when Covid19 hit and she found herself stranded in Tauranga for Lockdown level 4. She very quickly became part of our Family here at Tauranga Bridge Marina and has under gone some significant revamps to her vessel and her plans. With no ability to continue her mission to circumnavigate for a while, due to international restrictions, she has turned salt water into cha
  8. I remember the day it happened, those weather reports are grossly exaggerated, it might've been 20knots, gusting 25 at the most, nothing unusual for Tauranga. Have a look at the pictures in the Sunlive articles, that's not 50kts and 5m swell anywhere.... sounds like the article in the mag is looking for anything else to blame...
  9. On its way to Singapore , bet this isn't a cheap exercise... https://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/251377-funing-leaves-tauranga-singapore.html
  10. Lucky people, shows the value of the epirb... https://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/251077-pair-plucked-from-life-raft-after-launch-sinks.html
  11. MNZ have laid charges πŸ‘ https://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/250918-charges-laid-stranded-log-carrier-case.html
  12. Give Bruce at Bridge Marina Travelift a call, he'll give you his unadulterated opinion πŸ‘ 021 685 438
  13. RedLine, a part time racer down here in Tauranga, had FlowSilikon applied 3 years ago I think it was. One of the owners of the boat is the owner of the hardstand, so it always got a waterblast at the beginning of race season, and was looked after pretty well. They've removed it as they've found they cant go fast enough for it to self clean, it used to slime up pretty quickly. I think its got normal old hard antifoul on it now. To be fair, I think if you can dive and wipe your hull every 3 weeks or so, then it'd be a great product, but it wont look after itself....
  14. Slightly OT, but wow what a great resource this is... https://cruiseguide.co.nz/ Didn't know it existed lol. Might have to plan some time down in the sounds over xmas Thanks Wheels πŸ‘
  15. Hey welcome aboard guys! Great to see someone finally bought Blaydon Racer, very cool boat. I had the pleasure of talking with Nick Wilson, the original owner as he was prepping her for sale, he had it beached on the sand outside his home up the harbour, great guy, with a lot of love for his boat, I got the impression he was very sad about having to let her go. Where do you have her on the hard? I'd be keen t come by and say hi, and if you're ever at a loose end near Bridge Marina, pop in and have a coffee, C-pier. we're easy to spot, the only boat there to take up two berths! πŸ˜†
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