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  1. Sadly you are probably right.
  2. Ross boats are popular and well regarded. I just purchased a damaged one in Christchurch. I'm told it was known as the Frequent Flyer in another life. I try not to be sentimental about things with my plan being to retrieve some gear and sails and then give it a nudge with a digger. However after spending a couple of days cleaning out gear and salvaging what I wanted I began to see the possibilities. It has had a heavy collision on the port side which has ripped out a section of the deck and stove in the rear of the cabin. This shock has been absorbed through the port gunwhale and section of th
  3. Haven't completed the SIs yet.
  4. If the French can race in the English Channel solo, at night, I'm sure most of us will be able to get to Whangarei. At this stage stop overs will likely be 12 hours, from the time the mid fleet finish. Not planning on making it too soft. Starts will be in daylight only. So if the start is 5.00PM then it will be go. We will have a finish boat at the Barrier and there will be a couple of turns in both of the return legs.
  5. I hope you all are!!
  6. The Gulf Alone - a 2020 Richmond Yacht Club Innovation Single handed racing is a growth area of our sport with the Vendee Globe Single Handed Race, starting later this year, being the penultimate challenge. For the last four years the Richmond Yacht Club’s Singlehanded Series, sponsored first by Sail IQ and then by Vining Marine, has been the premiere single handed sailing event on the Auckland sailing calendar. Fleet size has remained fairly constant over those years with approximately twenty two skippers participating each season. As our series has matured there has been a gr
  7. Richmond Yacht Club and presents the RYC Coolstore Construction Singlehanded Series. You don’t need friends or crew for this one – participate in 11 races that comprise the Singlehanded series. You get to battle the elements and sail a range of courses into the inner Gulf, including long distance and multi-day weekend events. Whether you are an old hand or a new bee; the series is open to solo sailors of any skill level with extras and no extras divisions. If you are a new bee and just want to have a taste of what Singlehanded sailing is all about – partake i
  8. Relapse looking the best at the moment. Good to out a bit. Gets really patchy between Bare Island and the Cape.
  9. In close going quiet. Relapse looking OK at th moment. Spent almost a ful day staring at Bare Island in 2014. Gave it good width the next time.
  10. When the date is set they will come!
  11. Yeh! Another race weekend for the single handers. This time it's the opening race for the BBYC single handed series. Start is at Motukorea at 10.00AM on Sunday. Still time to join the fun! Entries and details from Buckland's Beach Yacht Club.
  12. Richmond Yacht Club Single Handed Race - Sunday 3rd November starting at 1.00 PM. Will be a nice harbour course and extras may be used., All welcome. Entries directly through the club.
  13. Trying De Walt this time around. Appears good and great value. Also got their right angle drill to try as a winch it. Al use the same batteries.
  14. Armare Solo weekend – Sat 5 Oct and Sun 6 Oct Get your entry in now for this great fun weekend. It is Race 1 & 2 of the Vinings Single Handed Series. You can do just this weekend or the whole series if you like. Start by North Head sail up to the lovely waters by Whangaparaoa Peninsular to finish off Gulf Harbour marina where we will all park up for the night. There we will all enjoy a few beers, a feed and some tall stories with the team at Gulf Harbour Yacht Club. The next morning we'll start off the marina and make our way back to finish off Westhaven. Prize giving will be in the PCC
  15. Onlt two weeks until the opening weekend. Ponsonby Cruising Club is the host club for non series entrants.
  16. Richmond Yacht Club presents; The Vining’s Single Handed Series. If you’re interested in the ultimate sailing challenge then enter this years Vining’s Single Handed Series, hosted by Richmond Yacht Club. Entries are now open. The first two races, hosted by the Ponsonby Cruising club are only a month away. Time to get the boat transitioned to SH mode. Once again we are fortunate to have Vinings, Mariner and Kiwi Yachting as series sponsors, Ponsonby Cruising Club, Bucklands Beach Yacht Club and Devonport Yacht Club partnering with Richmond, to cover the ten race programme, and new shirts.
  17. Nice facilities in Southport.
  18. Was wondering if anyone has an email for this Oz designer? The web one is now defunct.
  19. The required range is not unreasonable Jon. I guess it's also about thinking the long game if you get into trouble too. The shortest route may not always be the best. We had thought of motoring around East Cape and then down to Tauranga but would have to withdraw from the last leg and it was against the prevailing weather. Going back was the best option for us at that time.
  20. I took 3 tote tanks one each side and one under the cockpit floor in the locker plus a 20 litre container. The thinking behind the tote tanks was that they can be left connected so that you don't have to change a tank when it runs out. That's not always going to be possible. The trip back to Gisborne used less than 20 litres.
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