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  1. Fish

    Kayak Fatality

    A diver died at Cornwallis last weekend as well. Yes, all completely different, unrelated events. It just doesn't draw me to that piece of water.
  2. Fish

    Kayak Fatality

    5 dead in 8 days on the Manakua. Something about that piece of water.
  3. Fish

    Kayak Fatality

    More details in this story. Well respect and very experienced paddling coach. Sounds like his waka ama broke an outrigger. Sad outcome. Kayaker who died in Hillsborough was popular paddling coach | Stuff.co.nz
  4. Fish

    Kayak Fatality

    Child rescued by kayaker as Aucklanders flock to beaches amid relaxed Covid rules Child rescued by kayaker as Aucklanders flock to beaches amid relaxed Covid rules | Stuff.co.nz
  5. Fish

    Kayak Fatality

    That is sad. HT, I'm fairly sure the helicopter crews have been operating anyway. Essential workers have been operating, and flight crews etc have small working bubbles. I was watching 2 surf-skiers through my telescope on Sunday. One fell out, the other had to stand by while he got sorted. As a bit blowey and a cross chop, they were a fair way out from Stanmore Bay, heading to Manly I think. Anyway, I made a point of watching until they were sorted again. Didn't think it the best weather to be surf-skiing in (then, I'm not a surf ski-er, so I wouldn't know).
  6. Fish

    Kayak Fatality

    Condolences to the family. I would have thought it was a bit blowey from the SW on Sunday for kayaking, would give a nasty chop. Interestingly, this is a whole story about a fatality on the water, and not one mention of the need to wear a lifejacket. Hillsborough kayaker dies, body recovered by police | Stuff.co.nz
  7. Any chance of seeing a copy? To be forewarned is to be forearmed and all.
  8. Erm, don't suppose you have any actual details? Or did you hear this from a friend of your brother in law's neighbour?
  9. They are actually just careening their hulls, but actually cleaning your hull is a prohibited activity now, so they told everyone they ran aground so don't get in trouble for it...
  10. Fish

    What if...?

    Its funny you mention catastrophizing Pysche. It is something I am personally conscious of, and try to stop myself when I'm going down that path. But then, today we have 24 new cases, 3 unlinked, 1 a prisoner. Yesterday there was 6 infectious in the community, Friday was 7 infectious in the community. The prisoner did not come forward for testing, he was tested on remand. This is very similar to people turning up at Middlemore for unrelated health issues and being found to be positive. That, and the numbers of 'infectious in the community' is clearly sub-optimal. Whilst I try no
  11. Fish

    What if...?

    I think you have missed my point a little IT, yes the Police must enforce the rules, but the rules are not the rules. This is in the context that the govt, being cabinet, and the DG of Health, are making up and changing the rules on a regular (weekly) basis. If there were wide spread arrests then this would apply political pressure to cabinet to change or amend the rules - on the basis that they aren't working by virtue of the numbers of arrests. To be clear, I'm not thinking of crack-pot conspiracy theorists protesting in Aotea square. I'm thinking of otherwise law abiding people wanting
  12. Fish

    What if...?

    You may be right, but that would be a dramatic shift in Govt narrative. Widespread arrests would be a shift to a totalitarian regime. The current narrative is this happy compliant team of 5 million, working together for the greater good, with a couple of ratbags sneaking out of Auck and getting dobbed in. There would be a lot of pissed off people if we can't take a summer holiday. For example, I've always thought people being beaten up (figuratively) for going to and staying at privately owned holiday homes is harsh - provided they stay in their bubbles etc. Clearly, this is different to
  13. Fish

    What if...?

    I think it is clear there is growing lockdown fatigue. More to the point, up coming issues are Christmas and the summer holidays. Any attempt to cancel Christmas is going to be met with markedly sharper reduction in lockdown compliance. There are a wide number of factors contributing to this: 1) boating, on your own boat in your own bubble, is intrinsically safe. The supposed issues come about if you get into trouble and then may require search and rescue. Then, the issue is that SAR staff have to breach their bubble, most of whom are essential workers anyway... It is only then an is
  14. Yeah, like this is only a 7 day lockdown?
  15. Fucken shambles. There is fan worm endimic, and we have rules gallore on that. The white truncated haemaroid thing, there is about a dozen marine invasive species. Now they're going to close half of barrier? Anyone remember than M. Bovis palava. Not to mention the other bug thats going around...
  16. Think you forgot the torturing bit. If they go to Jeddah, I will burn my ETNZ gear.
  17. Jeddah? That sailing mecca. Otherwise better known for dropping bombs on starving kids in Yemin? That evil empire? Has all the looks of a bad starwars movie.
  18. I've read Ice Bird. Was kind of left with the whole 'why?' question (he explained that himself), but the whole thing very much seemed like masturbating with a cheese grater - slightly amusing but mainly painful. He didn't take any form of heating, if I remember correctly, because he was in a hurry to leave... There were so many little things he could have done to make the trip easier or safer, but he mainly wanted to see how much he could endure. A fair bit, it turns out.
  19. Fish

    Wingfoiling

    Did I mention you can wing at L3?
  20. Fish

    Wingfoiling

    You can get inflatable boards, but I understand you loose a fair bit of performance. Designed for travel / easy stowage on a yacht. In terms of things to hit, you can't get catapulted on a wing like you do on a windsurfer, and you don't need to uphaul a wing like you do when learning to windsurf. I haven't actually tried winging yet (as I spent too much on windsurfing gear) but it looks easy and fun. You can learn to wing on a paddleboard. Plenty of cruisers have those. Harder to go upwind on one, but it is possible if you know what you are doing. Big step up to foiling, but easy to go up
  21. Fish

    Wingfoiling

    Did I mention wingfoiling / windsurfing is a permitted activity under L3? But sailing isn't. I know of a shop where you can get all the fruit at L4, if anyone is keen. You can even get a Mountain board and wing on the beach or a carpark. You can just use a cruiser skateboard and a wing for carparks, but less room
  22. Fish

    Wingfoiling

    I've got a foil sitting in my shed. Been wet once, damn lockdowns. Mine is for my windsurfer. I'm having an absolute ball learning to windsurf (planning) on a fin. Current PB is 17.6 knts. Foil is for lighter air days when I can't send it on the fin. Just haven't had a chance to really get out on it so far. All those foils pack down flat, just a bunch of bolts.. The wings deflate into a very small backpack / bag. The wingfoiling boards are actually fairly small and short, and would be easy to store on a yacht. Short story is they are easy to take cruising, and launch from a yacht. A famil
  23. Loads of places are delivering surprisingly quickly with internet orders at the moment. Slight issue if you live on a boat though. You can use my address if you want, and we can arrange for a contactless pick up. If it is urgent, I do know of a boat down on the hardstand just along from you with an un-installed bilge pump sitting in a box in the saloon. There is a ladder chained to the cradle with a combination lock, I can give you the combination... Edit, its not a rule 500 gpm, but it should pump water...
  24. You know they are doing drive in Jabs at North Shore airport now? I was booked at Birkenhead (cause it was the only place with appointments within 2 months), now currently booked via the Dr's at Bunnings car park, but got this message about the Dairy Flat Airport. Sunday - Wednesday, 8 something to 3 something. Got it via text and email on Friday night. Amazing what happens when they fly in more vaccine stocks... You could go today and not even need gas for the car (save the environment, and some $$$) I even got some priority booking code, making me feel like some under-privileged Mo
  25. Oh good. If we are still in lockdown, there will be some good (slow moving) drama to follow in the news, other than covid. I do love the Americas cup for providing good, ongoing entertainment. Fulling the gossip columns and generally keeping the media busy. People may lament this is not yachting, but is is 100% first class Americas Cup
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