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  1. The Herald is reporting a boat in distress off Gt Barrier at 2:30am this morning. Having been woken at Matarangi by the weather around 2am I checked PredictWind & it was gusting close to 80kn at that time.
  2. https://destownson.co.nz/product/a-sailing-legacy/
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    NZ yachts

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/marketplace/books/non-fiction/new-zealand/listing/3284449041?bof=LTTnayU5 Classic New Zealand Yachts.
  4. Give BBYC a call. They have a self contained box with a battery powered airhorn & a timer which automatically sounds on 5/4/1/0 & then rolls in to the next start.
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    The Cup is gone

    A sponsor providing cash to pay wages & build a boat maybe? The $99m offered by central/local government was not cash, there was a lease on a building that's won't be used for conferences these days as nobody can come in to the country, event management costs such as porta-loos/security/road closures etc so the council's constituents can enjoy the event... Unfortunately "cash in kind" does not pay the bills! Without the cash, and reportedly Emirates possibly jumping ship, ETNZ loses talent to teams that can pay the wages, leaving ETNZ with a depleted workforce cobbling a boat together
  6. presell [ pree-sel ]SHOW IPA verb (used with object), pre·sold, pre·sell·ing. to sell in advance, as before manufacture or construction:to presell a planned house.
  7. 6:30pm was mentioned as the time, as was the East Coast of Coromandel Peninsula. A straight line from the East Coast of Coromandel to Whangarei would get no closer to Waiheke than Channel Island.
  8. I'd taken the dog on Matarangi beach around the time the mayday was put out. I was surprised when I heard of the mayday as the weather was OK, Easterly 15knots maybe 20, not so much it bothered you on the beach. It was an Easterly & no way in hell it was 8m, I would have noticed when throwing a ball in the surf for the dog! Maybe 1.5m out to the Mercs. It did get up overnight though.
  9. JK

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Occurring 80nm from the finish and dropping from 17kn to 7kn he should drop from 3rd to 7th. Whilst 3rd/4th should finish within minutes of each other @ their current speeds. Close racing!!
  10. JK

    Boat Names

    There was a boat up by Bucks named Unsinkable II
  11. Although probably not too accurate to headline it "New Zealand's largest yachting competition"When it comes to female competitors, there are 11 boats entered for the RNZYS Ladies Racing, and you'd see way more than 6 female sailors at pretty much any event.
  12. Fish - it is only 1.65M draft with the keel up! https://www.yachtingworld.com/boat-test/finot-conq-fc3-53-120154
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    marine deals

    I purchased a VHF from them which died about a month later. They had no problem supplying a replacement but could not do the same model as I think they tend to get batches of things they are selling at a discounted rate.
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