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  1. I've been told Luna Rosa has every intention of honouring it's agreement to host the event.
  2. Haven't seen anything to say it isn't but then all I can find has Luna Rosa all over it, something that now seems to be redundant.
  3. In NSW only $10?? That must have been a long time ago Kevin. It's around A$170 a year now if you get the one that covers all craft. About 250 to get a license in the first place. That's just in Sydney (NSW), if you go boating in any other state you have to do it all over again for that state. And then you have to license the boat you'll be using, with all those fees of course. Yet there water ways have a far larger retarded boat user component than ours do. Totally concur.
  4. I didn't vote as It's not a NZ team nor is it NZ's decision. Totally agree, the AC has lost it's mojo and even Hubble would have problems finding any sign of it at the moment.
  5. The boss funder dude has been saying for a few weeks the changes will effectively make it the AC in name only. The AC has never been a mass appeal event nor has it been OD. So it's hard to say he's wrong.
  6. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11427337 Oracle are doing brilliantly well at eliminating any threats they may have to face.
  7. The crew have voted and it's your time to leave, now jump and start swimming No record in this race, bar maybe the level of some hangovers.
  8. I'm told a replacement rig was cost prohibitive. There is another similar sized multi down this way that's saying to replace his rig is going to be a 30K exercise. 30K to make a 25K, at best, boat sail again does explain why it may end it's days as a fizz boat as well
  9. Not in the inner harbour, makes little sense to put it where the sailing is sh*t.
  10. Long Bay Park. sh*t loads of room, not next to arguably one of the busiest fizzboat ramps in the country so less fights, a mother-load more room to be used as a regatta HQ, far better waters to sail in with less marine traffic to annoy or be annoyed by. And it's only 10 minutes up the road from the Taka site. I can't find much on who will own the place, who's paying for it and the ongoing cost to YNZ, if indeed there even is one. It's arguably NZ most prime real estate so one could expect the rent to be more massive than frecking huge. What impact will that have in YNZ's finances and progr
  11. KM...


    From what I understand your sail maker is probably right. But unless you get one through a local you could be playing with fire.. or in this case a bit of cloth only good for being a painters drop sheet. I know a dude who was smart and got a set direct from a offshore loft. The sails look OK made in what seems OK cloth but the shape is totaly sh*t. To get that fixed locally will cost, to send them back to get fixed will cost. He reckons that cost is more then the difference of what he would have paid buying them thru a local sailmaker. He is not a happy chappy but understands it was his ca
  12. In 60kts of wind - NO waves A H28 would see around 1100 kilos of horizontal load. A S34 around 1500kg. A TP52 around 2700kg In 30 knots of wind The H28 - 250kg The S34 - 375kg The TP52 - 700kg NOTE: all of those 3 are low wooded so lowish windage. More windage means a higher load. Wave action isn't included and could mean 3-4 times those loads in the spikes, usually more like 2-3 times. Being tucked up in Bon Accord with the massive 300mm waves doesn't really count, they would add a little but bugger all. Scope is not all about centenary effect. The drag thru the water of a a
  13. The Marshall's are a mini USA. The Marshall's marine administrator is in Virginia. The CIA's HQ is in the same Virginia. I liked the Marshall's.
  14. Yes you are totally correct, Goad was the word I was after thank you. 100% concur on both points. I'd hate to break Smithys baby. Urban also showed some interest last weekend, mind you that was in Jack Tars with beverages in hand so not to sure if it still applied the following morning
  15. With Smithys baby, Marshal Law the R40. After beating both the R40 Cowboys (Provincial and Urban) last weekend on a E40 now I reckon we can do it again using a weapon just like theirs. The rumours that I maybe trying to goat the other R40's into coming out to play could be 100% true
  16. It's being discussed Clipper. Stand by while things are fine tuned. Must say the interest in this event is big, that's bode well for the SSANZ's lads putting in all the hard yackker getting it sorted and run.
  17. Around 50% of my containers consigned to Auckland actually get off loaded in Tauranga and trained up. If that didn't happen I would have suffered some nasty delays in getting the gear over the last few years. From what I can see it makes no difference to the speed we get our gear whether the ship is tied to a Auckland wharf or a Tauranga wharf when the cranes unload it, strikes and all that crap excluded obviously. The opportunity for Auckland to stop/lose the massive borrowings it's doing and has racked up already plus play for Lens silly train set plus do lots of other good stuff plus ow
  18. Due process has already happened. Keep up to speed fella. Stop, drift, under the bridge in full flow, look at your GPS, you maybe surprised.
  19. Don't go near the pylons in full tidal flow. It gets swirly whirly in some spots. It's not a biggie but does happen. As that lieing piece of sh*t Len Brown continually makes us ratepayers pay for spin doctors who make a massive mountain out of tiny mole hills in a effort to back up his wasteful and dumbarse projects it's 100% valid for the likes of Chris Dickson to 'suggest' a thing, that does actually happen, maybe a bit bigger than it actually is in support of a worthy cause such as this one.
  20. :D Lovin the requirements and the description.
  21. You really need to learn to read. Nowhere did I even try to suggest the cruise ship watchers were protesters. Where you go that from I hate to think. Yes there are rips and whirlpools up there, they are obvious to anyone not legally blind. A lot are more than likely caused by the increased tidal flows from a harbour that's been narrowed. Narrow it further and they will change, maybe for the better but probably not. Yes we all boat in them knowing parts of that area are nasty so we avoid them and take other actions to minimise risk. Exactly the same as you do when you cross a road.
  22. I think he said 2.9mts draft Fish. Good question on how it go down the river. I'll see what I can find out.
  23. Well you need to improve your counting skills as I was in amongst them all. There was over 200 easily. No boats there were racing. There was way more than 500 on the wharf. The number of boats was far more than I was expecting to see. All the local clubs had teams out there, good to see. There was a good 100-150 people watching from the stern of the cruise ship, most probably in wonder of the show Akl put on just for them. We thought that boat was magnificent. It had a dunny strapped on the bow and a big sign saying 'If it's Brown flush it down'. Len Brown is the lieing piece of s
  24. Just gone splash a bit north of Auckland. A BBW Z39 with tweaks. The rig is going in next week I think. I'm having massive keel envy issues again. Bugger!!
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