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  1. Your best bet would be to muck in with the sports boats surely? They already have a good fleet, do windward leewards, will sail at similar angles and speeds, and have a good range of speeds from the magics upto the big bad shaws and biekers
  2. They are still taking my money.... In all seriousness westhaven still has dockmasters and security onsite, plus the liveaboards down my end going for their morning walk will probably keep an eye out for issues as well. All in all I'm pretty comfortable I'll be informed if there is anything essential which actually needs attention
  3. SMU has 174 miles to go and is doing 6.4 kts. They’ll be lucky to be in before it goes dark tomorrow
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    Mahurangi 2020

    Now I’m no rules expert but I think A6 has some explaining to do after their start line shenanigans from about 17 seconds in....
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    Finn Gold Cup

    You’re old and nostalgic???? But I agree, removing the Finn was a travesty that I hope one day will be reversed
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    woolly jumper

    If you are in the market for that size of boat I don’t think 1500 a month in marina fees is going to be a big issue. The catch is more likely to be the c. 2 year waiting list for a berth that size at Westhaven
  7. Came across this crowd, www.dockydock.com is this some new form of snake oil, or could it really be this simple? There do seem to be other crowds around, like www.boatbag.com.au, but they suggest putting some slow release chlorine in there as well. I've seen the fabdocks as well, but with their fancy fabrics, drain pumps and associated gubbins it seems like a lot of potential failure points Whats the catch I'm missing?
  8. Mr Kite will be in there somewhere, do the radio scheds get posted? I'm guessing by the time the first one is due tomorrow morning a good chunk of the fleet will be around the island
  9. Sounds awesome, would we expect the fleet to go inside or outside the mercs?
  10. Leaders have gybed, whats the nowcasting saying at channel?
  11. Unlikely, race doesn’t start until the 15th????
  12. It’s Cat 3 plus You must carry a life raft (dinghy on deck is NOT acceptable) 33% of your crew must have a current advanced sea survival certificate. Sat phones I think are recommended but not mandatory The catagory classification is usually determined by a conversation between the organising committee, YNZ and maybe the solas(?) committee. There are broad guidelines but you can make tweaks like this race and the coastal have done.
  13. At least I used the spell checker, just managed to pick the wrong option
  14. Lucifer – Coastal Classic 2019 “It’s defiantly a masthead kite off the start” – Adrian Percival At the start we were tight at the northern committee boat end, Ave Gitana, the Crowther tri, coming in fast behind (hi Liz) and Epsom Salts just above. Kite up and off we send, big gusts coming through, doing over 23 kts and heading for the Motuhie channel at this point. Go for the gybe, and we are pointing straight at Rangi, gybe angle in the breeze was a whole 60 degrees! Kite down, jib up, drenched within 5 minutes of the start, and we were off on a cracked sheets send up to the lighthou
  15. We'll have a look at at during the debrief and see how it can be tweaked for next year. The lighter 35-45 footers that sit in Div 2 and 1b are very active at the moment, and div 5 has some of the classes in it like the 88's 930's and 1020's which all enjoy racing each other. Div 3 and 4 is a tricky area though as it used to be the domain of the heavier slower keelers, but there aren't too many of those racing these days. Case in point,1 fully turboed 930 was in div 4 and cleaned up by over an hour on line, although they still got beat on line by the fastest boat in Div 5, which wa
  16. The division splits 1a to 5 are phrf based. These were set in the NOR before any entries were redirected so it says more about where the active race fleets are at the moment. 8 no extras I think is a bit of an anomaly , as it has likely lost a few boats to the cruising rally, which in its self arms to be growing well.
  17. https://www.rnzys.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/2019-20-rnzys-standard-sailing-insturctions-v2.pdf What's the story here? From experience this sort of doubling down and clarification of rules usually means someone either really took the proverbial, or put themselves and others in significant peril. Anyone know more?
  18. If it's mission critical to have a 50" wide roll and you don't mind waiting a little while you could order from soller composites in the US and get it shipped
  19. Just get a taxi, it's what I'll be doing and you don't run the risk of some scumbag breaking into your car. Plus you can drink as much rum as you like in the delivery home as you are getting a taxi ????????
  20. I've seen a cocktail blender adapted from a 2 stroke weed whacker.. plenty of power and everyone at the anchorage will know where the party is...
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    Luna Rossa

    Tell him you are going to do the same to try and shed a few pounds......
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    Pantaenius could be an option for a bigger boat
  23. It was all part of the AC36 resource consent. Admittedly that was one of the fastest consent application processes but was certainly widely consulted and communicated.
  24. The boat designers OCD get the bettor of them in making the boat symmetrical Either that or they just designed one half of the boat and used the mirror command in CAD to save time
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