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  1. from the SI's the time limit is 8pm on Sunday night, lets not even consider the shortened course for shorthaul. this series all about a challenge isn't it, not about whether you get a little bit tired because you had to sail through the night in light airs. To do 80 miles in 24 hours requires an average just over 3 knots. perfectly acceptable in 5-10 as predict wind is saying. and even then you finish at 9 in the morning, still another 11 hours before you hit the time limit. i'm just saying for the shorthaul - 35 hours is more than enough to do a 80 mile course.
  2. looks like there is going to be far to much wind - a good 2-4 knots for the whole race would suit me.
  3. I completely agree wheels!
  4. You should see these new genny clips that i got for the motorboat, they are a bit big in that they appear to be off a 35 footer. i found them just lying in a locker attached to these strange ropes so naturally i cut them free and have given them a good home. but bullox aside - that sux Tom!
  5. some people already use them in rum races, just most of us can't be arsed changing sails during a rum race as it takes up valuable rum drinking time.
  6. Hell yes, EPICNESS! Motorboat is definitely in for this. I have mentioned it before but BooBoo and I are doing the ssanz, coastal and then whatever this race was gonna be (I was hoping for 3 kings but that's another story) all 2 handed so each races builds on the last and it makes a much bigger program than just the ssanz. It would be great if there are other boats keen on the same thing (I think you mentioned you were keen sally?), we could make an unofficial series of it (unless ssanz wants to support it somehow???), entry fee = 2 bottles of rum per boat, winner takes all (but
  7. Cant wait for the SAS series, really looking forward to the challenge (as usual). great idea with the tickets and shirts.
  8. Yeah that one is confusing to me as well, I'm not sure what is going on there but at least we have some boats to race against now.
  9. Motorboat might be there now. Couldn't do this weekend but can hopefuly make it now the weekend has changed.
  10. Its also the loudest and most obnoxious boat stereo national championships as well, we must be one of the favourites to take that out.
  11. yeah I hear that, at least you guys have a good fleet and should have some great racing,
  12. So where are all the C and D division boats for the Auckland regatta, why is no one coming to play? Am I missing something?
  13. there are places with coverage like around castle point but most of it is fairly limited I think, of course that is based on our race 3 years ago so it may well have changed.
  14. agreed, or as I previously mentioned, join the ssanz committee and try and do a better job next time. Quit complaining, stop being a hater and whinging about what we haven't got, look at it from the other way i.e. what the ssanz committee has put together (and remembering they have volunteered their time for all of this) and its awesome. lets be a bit thankful instead eh.
  15. I would like to lodge a formal protest that this leg has not taken enough time, the boats haven't taken enough of a beating, they are finishing to close together and everyone got to go down wind. Please have the leg thrown out of the race. in other words - I am so dam jealous that I'm not doing this one!
  16. it definitely looks like the Pepe had a good night taking the low road, will be interesting to see how it pans out for them in the strait.

    RNI 2014

    and as a generally sweeping statement: if anybody wants to criticise then put your money where your mouth is, join the ssanz committee and try to do a better job to prove your point, otherwise you are all talk. motorboat out again!

    RNI 2014

    How about we all agree that Cameron, John and ssanz are doing an awesome job, the trackers are great as they allow us keep a close eye on the race and make it a much more spectator sport than what it used to be, and yeah sure there may be a few little hiccups but boo hoo, I for one would much rather have the trackers than nothing at all. motorboat out!
  19. are there any photos of the start?

    RNI 2014

    I just wanted to point out, wholly crap that's an awesome fleet for the RNI. http://www.ssanz.co.nz/events/viewEntries.html?id=94 A bit of everything, full on race yachts, cruiser racers, big and small. I think its great to see such a wide range of boats and there will some really tight racing. I think it says that short handed yachting in NZ just keeps going from strength to strength (and has been for a while now), nice work SSANZ. I'm absolutely devastated that I cant do this one, had such an epic time on the Valium with Gary last time round. I'm really looking forward t
  21. I have got a southern pacific 2.4m roll up in good condition. Not sure if you want hard or soft bottom. Pm me if you are interested.
  22. This is a prgramm plan for next year. White island is this year and im hoping 3 kings is next year so it should all work out. At this stage im interested to see if there is anyone else keen to join in.
  23. Hi All, Just thought I would put this out there to maybe spark some interest in others. Booboo and I are looking at a bit more of a 2 handed campaign type program for the motorboat in 2014. At this stage we are looking at doing the ssanz series, coastal classic and then finishing with the 3 kings race. Is there anyone else interested in a similiar program or something along these lines. I figure this could be really good for those that want more than just the ssanz series but find the RNI2H a too bigger committment. Damon
  24. Motorboat race report - race 3- simrad 50 After the usual cider/beer for hewy on the way out to the start line, we set about preparing ourselves for a disappointing day. Being 1 point behind Pepe for the series our only chance of winning was going to be in a complete drift off, needless to say the prefect sailing conditions that greeted us on Saturday morning we great for everyone expect us. That aside we went about preparing for the race, we got an awesome start, right on the pin in clear air and at full pace (as caught on camera) with the entire fleet to leeward. A good start to the day,

    simrad 2

    Motorboat race report - race 2 After watching the forecast all week it was obvious this race was not going to suit an SR26 by any stretch of the imagination. With predict wind saying 20 knots and met service saying 35-45, both from the same wind direction, E and tending to the S, it seemed to me the race committee would choose course 2 as that would give us a more true windward beat than the little barrier course. With that in mind it was looking like it was going to be a heinous slog from flat rock to shag island if the msetservice’s predictions came true. Having not sailed upwind in a
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