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  1. I owned Ben Gun (30 yrs ago), since renamed as Switchblade, and the Crikey Dick. Lots of fun and did a couple of big races on the both. Crickey Dick was the best of them. Beautifully built in timber and with a lead keel. Tiny Dancer was off the same mold. BG was glass.
  2. Also arrange the reefs in your main so you don't have to drop slugs to get the deep reef in. Hoisting the tri-sail on a tensioned strop is also a great way to avoid hassle.
  3. I have a reefing blade and reefing jib. They're the bees knees. Also detachable inner forestay is good for the storm jib.
  4. Mine is very simple. Its all built from E glass. Two gudgeons bolted to the transom. In longer races I bolt the cassette onto the stern. The plan, if it was to be used is to simply drop the board down the cassette. Trying to get a pintle pin through two holes in a seaway, lying on your stomach on the cockpit floor isn't something I was planning for. When your steering fails the solution needs to be simple, quick, require minimal physical exertion and work! Haven't got pic but you're welcome to view.
  5. I use a cassette on the transom with a drop in blade. The jockey pole is the tiller. You can borrow it if you would like.
  6. Looking for twenty boats next year.
  7. Anyone know of a mast trailer for hire around Auckland or have knowledge of general freight companies who transport masts?
  8. Well here we go. NZs longest single handed yacht race to date. 9.00AM start for our ten entrants. Follow us on the RYC PW tracker.
  9. 10 starters. Excellent and entries are still open.
  10. & to date with three to come. Who else is game???
  11. Would be great to have you back in the fold. Cruising good. Get your entry in. We need to plan. Cheers.
  12. The Excel Refrigeration Gulf Triangle Single Handed Challenge - 2021’s ultimate solo sailing adventure 2020 will mark the introduction of a new sailing event from the Richmond Yacht Club. The Excel Refrigeration Gulf Triangle Single Handed Challenge. A longer distance single handed race, building on the clubs already very successful, and notable, Marsden Cove Marina Route 66 Race to Whangarei. A single handed division has long been part of the Marsden Cove Marina Route 66 Race and has been strongly contested for a number of years by Auckland’s growing group of solo sailors.
  13. Need to get prepping and get your entries in.
  14. Let's get ready to rumble!! https://richmondyc.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/Gulf-Triangle-NOR-2021.pdf
  15. Zilch - built by Malcolm Dawkins, an engineer, many many moons ago.
  16. 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
  17. Haven't completed the SIs yet.
  18. 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.
  19. I hope you all are!!
  20. 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
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