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  1. Adix is 212 feet long. Collaboration between Lidgard and Nalder. 12 sailmakers, 5 months, new spectra fabric. Built in 2015. Cost over a million bucks. https://www.lidgardsails.com/ClassicSails.aspx https://nelsonweekly.co.nz/2015/07/nelson-sail-maker-wins-dream-job/ https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/boating/72316947/more-than-a-million-dollars-in-sails
  2. The colour represents speed. Green is about 10 knots. Red is about 2 knots. So hopefully they were going slow when they hit. But looks like they had a problem earlier on. Anyway the track is now moving north, so they may be off now.
  3. All the smaller boats withdrew, less than 40 feet.
  4. And 3 more out. Perfect Storm and Ragnar made it to North cape. Start Me Up got to Cape karikari.
  5. Hotdogger nearly caught the other 930, but have now pulled out with mainsail damage just past the Cavalli's.
  6. Looks like Hotdogger has rejoined the race now. They were ahead of the other 930 before stopping, so will have to do like they did in the Gulf Triangle - give them all a headstart then fly past.
  7. So they started a day late, but still had to head into 30-35 knots on the nose. I wondered if any would park up for a few hours, but looks like all 15 starters headed straight into it. The wind has now abated to 18 knots from the east. 3 have retired, and Hotdogger is resting at Gulf Harbour. Tracker is on this page (scroll down) https://www.rnzys.org.nz/rnzys-events/three-kings-offshore-race/
  8. Which one did you get? Force 10 looks good but pricy...
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    The NZ event crowd of 11,000 is bigger than any other. Peter Montgomery was saying this morning that if they could have found more seating there could have been 15-16000 spectators.
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    The dolphins live to swim another day! Many other SailGP events lose a days' racing due to wind strength, so not uncommon to cram it all into one day. Meanwhile Burling needs to improve his starting. Lucky to win with starts like that.
  11. On this weekend at Jellicoe Harbour (North Wharf) https://www.auckland-boatshow.com/
  12. 50 yachts of all shapes and sizes https://www.topyacht.net.au/results/2024/classic/all/01RGrp10.htm?ty=02334
  13. Is this the biggest-ever threat to NZ’s marine life? | Sunday Investigates
  14. HMNZS Aotearoa: Contaminated diesel fuel required multi-million dollar fix - and ship already rusty It was to be the jewel in the crown of the Royal New Zealand Navy, the $500-million, purpose-built supply ship that is the largest vessel ever to set sail under the white New Zealand ensign. But HMNZS Aotearoa has already hit troubled waters after less than four years in service. Herald inquiries have revealed the Navy has launched an inquiry after contaminated diesel led to the ship requiring fuel remediation work in Singapore. The Defence Force’s financial statements in its annu
  15. Entries close tomorrow. Briefing Thursday night.
  16. Lifting keel, water ballast, 2 hard chines, 30ish feet, built at Warkworth.
  17. On now, and all weekend.
  18. Good 18 knot souwester now. The multis are at Kawau, and most boats are past Tiri. Looks like Liquid Luck and Pipi are leading the monos. Tracker here https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/race/ryc
  19. Just a reminder that this great event is on next weekend. Browns Island - Ponui - Kawau - Browns. Entries need to be in by Tuesday.
  20. Looks like there is a brand new Elliott doing the race - Liquid Luck.
  21. He was remanded at large and will be sentenced in June. The charges are laid under the collision prevention rules of the Maritime Transport Act 1994 and carry a maximum penalty of 12 months’ jail or a $10,000 fine. He hasn't been fined yet. He could get jail time.
  22. More than 70 boats on display at Jellicoe Harbour, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland. Friday 1 March - Sunday 3 March, 10am-6pm https://www.aucklandwoodenboatfestival.co.nz/about
  23. This clashes with the Panmure 2-handed 3-legged, and Waikato Gulf Classic.
  24. I think this was originally a single handed event, but you can now do it 2 handed? Westhaven, Marsden point, Great Barrier, Westhaven. Like doing a SSANZ series in one weekend! 😄
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