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  1. Get in quick! There's just one ticket left for Saturday! And 180 for Sunday. The ticket cost goes towards the grandstands, buses in from Christchurch city, big screens, entertainment, security, traffic management, toilets and heaps of other stuff. Or you're very welcome to watch for free up in the hills or at other places around the harbour that won't have all that other infrastructure of the fan village.
  2. Great will do - if you email me on vmoore@sailgpnzl.com I can add you to my list of people to email when I know the costs and when they're going on sale. As an idea they were around EUR150 for the premium flags in Cadiz last weekend - so aprox $250 - $300 ish, but we're waiting to hear back about what they'll be here. As the main public boat ramp is going to be closed, we are wanting to make sure we've got the comms all in place about that before they go on sale. Don't want people with trailer boats buying the premium flags and then not being able to launch their boats. (There are other b
  3. Great! Let me know if you'd like the code for pre-sales. The tickets go on public sale next week and are likely to be snapped up quick!
  4. Hey Bad Kitty. SailGP is going to be awesome!! If you’re sailing down I’m also running a rally with my other business Island Cruising. Departing early March. Will be having a party in Akaroa, cruising Banks Peninsula, another party in Pigeon Bay the weekend before, then will recommend best options for anchorages depending on the weather for Lyttelton too. It comes with a rally guide book, connections to everyone else on the rally, crew if needed for the passage, help getting prepared discounts & goodies from our sponsors and I’m hoping to get a tech site tour for rally participa
  5. Fuel is a bit tricky. There are facilities for the commercial boats - ferry, fishing boats etc. But nothing for recreational boats. I just use jerry cans. Chris Harris is your main contact for marine electrical stuff: http://www.tweedsmarine.nz Not sure re Volvo Service agent. I use Mainland Marine but they are Yanmar - not sure if they cross over, but I am sure they'd be able to advise where to go - talk to Brian Bone https://whitepages.co.nz/w/mainland-marine-engineering-lyttelton/ Oborns is good for boat parts, we also have a Burnsco in Blenheim Rd and Boat Shop in Ferrymead is
  6. Oh and plenty of yacht services available too all mostly in town though, rigging, boat building, Yanmar agent, sail makers etc, you just have to know where to look and happy to point you in the right direction if you need something in particular. Cheers Viki
  7. Hi there, welcome to Lyttelton! My boat is Wildwood, we are on A47 at the moment, but moving to C pier when that gets finished off. What boat are you on? I was down there today and it was freeeeeezing! There are lots of fun sailors and if you are keen to meet some of the locals then you are more than welcome to come along to the Little Ship Club get togethers. We have monthly events including guest speakers, seminars on navigation and splicing, rigging, sails etc, on water raft-ups, cruises around the Peninsula etc. Check out our FB page and the events tab to see what is coming up and if y
  8. I tried the fake owl, and the magpie - I had two of them, nets, flags, plastic bags, buzzing lines, you name it - I tried it. The magnets really do work and I was super skeptical at first as well - but they stopped them coming back and its been over two months now - still no bird sh*t (apart from when I lost one and then they came back) Photo evidence here https://astrolabesailing.com/2017/06/11/how-a-magnet-made-me-the-happiest-girl-in-the-world/
  9. Please let me know how you get on.
  10. Apparently most birds have got their own internal compass for navigating, and the magnets upset this and they don't like it. The instructions say that it might not work on 'navigating' birds - so perhaps kiwis? But I have never had a problem with kiwis pooing on my boat (yet)
  11. Yes not sure re the price - I just know that you need two of them as one does NOT work. They came by standard freight and yes I'd take them off the boat completely when we sail up the coast to avoid any issues with the compass. Sorry to hear you are now the favourite boat BMW56! So unusual that they have just decided to roost on the boats in the last couple of years. I only ever had the odd seagull before then, but now they are a huge issue for everyone in Corsair & Cass Bay. Are you on the Little Ship Club newsletter list? Lots of good cruising events coming up if you are interest
  12. Thanks heaps admin! Yes the bird magnets really do work. I see LooseMoose has put the link to my blog. Happy to answer any questions. I was very skeptical at first - but a complete convert now. They are expensive but well worth it (I was about ready to pay ANYTHING to get rid of the little b@$tards)
  13. Yes that is it. I can't seem to post at the moment though - need a moderator to approve me
  14. Oh yes I can tell you ALL about everything I have tried to get rid of the birds on my boat (swallows) But I have found the solution! As wheels says - Magnets are the way to go. Here is some info about them Expensive but sooooo worth it. I was getting desperate. And if you give them a call and quote "Astrolabe" they might give you a 15% discount. (The discount deal expired in July but worth a shot) https://astrolabesailing.com/2017/06/11/how-a-magnet-made-me-the-happiest-girl-in-the-world/
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