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ex Elly

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  1. We have been through this all before when they introduced the limit. It was originally planned to be a 10 knot limit, but after consultation they set it at 12 knots to reduce wake because some launches can't plane at 10 knots.
  2. BP, you need to click the blue "Have your say" button, then on the next page scroll to the bottom and Sign in, or Register, then the online survey will appear.
  3. I will not feel safer with launches coming at me at 18 knots. Even with the current 12 knot limit, there are quite a few that exceed it. It would be better to allow ferries to do 18 as their drivers are much more compentent, and keep the launches at 12 knots.
  4. Otherwise there is a very tidy Marauder here for 30 grand. Will have more space inside than a D28. Only problem is the motor is 40 years old. https://taurangaboatsales.co.nz/listings/alan-wright-28-ty3779/
  5. Looks more like the British boat now.
  6. Ah, that explains it. Ptown, there is a 30 minute extension if the first boat finishes within 8 hours. Yes, using a motor in the last 4 minutes is against the rules. People need to be ready to deploy the anchor in those conditions.
  7. A few other issues: Wasabi may have started in the wrong division (5 minutes early), Wedgetail may have missed rounding Torpedo buoy on the way home, Cape Diems finish time may be incorrect. It is recorded as finishing 2 seconds before Bird on the Wing, but I saw BOTW cross the line (at 18:23) and there were no other yachts nearby!
  8. Wouldn't the new halyard attach to the same point on the headboard? If so, then would the new halyard actually make much difference to the sideways movement of the head?
  9. Looks like Charal (Jeremie Beyou) is heading back to port. He must be gutted, as he was the favourite to win. Broken rudder and backstay apparently.
  10. Good write up and photos here: https://www.sail-world.com/news/233010/John-Spencers-design-contribution-celebrated Note, the white Jollyboat, is a Junior Jollyboat - 12 feet long.
  11. Build your own Cherub! Get the kitset for $8500 here!! https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/boats-marine/yachts/centreboard/listing/2816270532?bof=qnSqtzMp
  12. Here's a 5 minute primer...
  13. Or just watch it on the internet, haha!
  14. 33 boats on the start line for this foiling monohull non stop single handed around the world race. You can watch the start tonight 7:55pm on Sky Sport 3. They will be showing 3.5 hours coverage.
  15. Would be cool to see Whispers of Wellington on display at the John Spencer exhibition this weekend!
  16. ex Elly

    Coastal 2020

    Some good video and discussion of Champosa's grounding in this video at 7:50.
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    Coastal 2020

    On a normal year most boats would have been in well before 3pm. This year 16 finished before 1500, and 21 finished after that. If the finish boat could have stayed there for another hour or two, then most of those boats would have got proper finish times.
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    Coastal 2020

    Keen sailors kick off Coastal Classic, drawing attention of yachting's big guns https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/sport/other/keen-sailors-kick-off-coastal-classic-drawing-attention-yachtings-big-guns?fbclid=IwAR3UZGsyGHbVJ7K03bM8mg-xygo_WbjZeX0oPrbNJ-otKi2R9M7rH3-NaKs
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    Coastal 2020

    I guess with Covid, there were no big flash overseas boats. No chance of a record. Most boats pulled out. So nothing exciting for the media to cover. However there was an admirable battle by a bunch of boats to make the 3pm deadline, which could have been worth mentioning...
  20. Sensation Yachts' Australian-based owner Robert McVicker said the Henderson business' project manager was contacted by health officials on Wednesday night and told a supplier who visited their premises on The Concourse in Henderson last Friday had since tested positive for Covid. McVicker confirmed the supplier, who spoke to the project manger about installing electronics on a vessel, was from Albany-based Wright Technologies. It was McVicker's understanding one of Wright Technologies other employees had contracted the virus after working on a ship at the Port that had come from over
  21. Well Altex is made in NZ. But can they get the raw materials?
  22. ex Elly

    Coastal 2020

    Might be a lot of race yachts at Kawau tonight!
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    American Magic

    Yeah, except "today" was a month ago. ETNZ are not sailing at the moment. They have taken boat 1 out of commission and now prepping for the launch of boat 2.
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    Looks like INEOS Team UK are pretty proud of the bustle on Britannia II Bustle: Attached to the bottom of the hull, this has two functions. (1) During the take-off phase it helps lift the boat off of the water. (2) When the boat is foiling, the bustle closes the gap between the hull and the water surface, thus blocking the airflow going across the boat, and thus increasing the efficiency of the sails.
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