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  1. Just over a week to this years event. Shame about the covid borders but looking forward to it. House booked, mates coming up from Wellington to compete. My birthday on Raceday so I suspect a few rums after if we aren't as shattered as we were last year.
  2. I saw this photo today and thought how well it captured the spirit of sailing these days out of the main centres. A scene repeated up and down the country, Opua, Kerikeri, Whangarei, Sandspit, Whitianga, Taupo, Tauranga, a bunch of mixed boats out having fun with mates. And it looks like the fleets are growing. I was talking to a mate the other day about changes happening in Auckland. How marine service industries are moving out of town. Issues are Cost of premises (sails and masts take a lot of space and that costs) Ever intrusion of housing into traditional marine precinct
  3. Yes we are looking at that with our youth training. Since distance can't be assured (coaching and assistance) it's likely to be fully vac'd only. Hoping for some guidance from YNZ which according to latest briefings will come in conjunction with SportNZ. Club keelboat racing is yet to be addressed. In that regard we are level 2 ATM and few restrictions or if there are, being ignored
  4. You will still need a topping lift. Even the best systems only support the boom temporarily. Without a topping lift your main sheet won't have anything to brace the boom against and it will swing all over the place
  5. Probably 1st or 2nd Saturday in September 2022 :-)
  6. I grew up holidaying at the family bach at Te Tora, a group of batches on the Waiuku inlet across the water from glenbrook. We had instilled a healthy respect for the harbour. strong tides, strong winds don't mix well with shallow water, moving channels, sandbanks and mud
  7. Thats the date that the credit company sets. The alternative is to refund each entry individually in which case the club loses $1000+ in credit card commission on top of the thousands the club is going to haemorrhage over this. And I have to spend hours setting up internet banking payments for over 100 boats.
  8. Well my mate is out on his very large Maritimo at the moment. Last night meant to be 15 knots at Rotoroa. Woke in the night to a severe lashing. Got up to look around and smaller traditional launch had dragged onto him. Very close situation. Took him ages to rouse the skipper using horns, yells and finally a rope with a weight on it tossed at the boat. They got it sorted and the launched reanchored directly in front. My mate spent rest of the night on watch things do happen at sea and often unrelated people are forced into an area of closeness. not condoning these rules. They and man
  9. Personally Teddy Bear was his best to me which spawned Mr.R, Spitfire, Brunesschi and a few others but Teddy Bear had the cool almost vertical bow and big rig And throw Fantail into the mix as it was a very pretty boat and unfairly judged against the Ross930's and 88's
  10. Yeah but the fizz-nasties aren't so diligent My boat has the water intake in the stern-leg. I asked the dealer about a seacock and he looked at me funny.
  11. They've upped the game in Whitianga Waterways and banned boat lifters/bags as they can't clean them. A few of the residents not too happy. A neighbour of a mate of mine has moved his boat to Tairua Marina as they allow them there. He doesn't want to risk fan worm intrusion into his water intakes I guess never mind that his cradle made it worse for all his neighbours
  12. Almost bought Mr Roosevelt 27 years ago (contract signed and accepted) Still one of the prettiest boats out there along with Riada2
  13. Unless you live outside Auckland I've also had to cancel plans for the Whangarei regatta that same weekend
  14. It's been on Trade-me a while https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/boats-marine/yachts/multihull/listing/3214717757?bof=tubQkDQ2
  15. It escaped - gave it a good disinfectant of sea air.
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