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    Fair call. In reality, my bare feet are generally reserved for deliveries and cruising when the conditions are good, so I didn't really answer the OP. It's usually boots or Five Fingers for me racing.
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    If it's warm I prefer bare feet and if not I want to at least attempt to keep warm dry feet so it's sea boots for me at that point. Not sure that I subscribe to the bare feet = best grip theory. I think a good sole on non-skid gives better grip than bare skin. If I want something in between I wear Vibram Five Fingers. I use an older version of these, but only because that's what I already had. https://us.vibram.com/shop/fivefingers/men/outdoor/trek-pro/MTP.html?dwvar_MTP_color=Black%20%2F%20Grey%20%2F%20Red#start=1 There are watersport specific ones as well https://us.vibram.com/
  3. Thanks guys for your input. I have gone with Aon/Vero this time around. I wanted to race on Saturday so had to get something in place asap and AMI's apparently low price just made me a little uncomfortable. Maybe I was just being paranoid but will reassess when it's time for renewal. Thanks hb, good to know I should look at the actual liability requirements at regattas and that other companies have a similar pricing to AMI. I wonder how much difference it would make if the sunburst was your only boat. Freedom, good to hear that you had no problems claiming.
  4. Thanks MY. Good to know.
  5. That sounds on a par with most of the others. AMI just seems crazy cheap at around $100. I thought it may have been a mistake on their part initially but the previous owner confirmed he had similar with AMI.
  6. As far as I can tell this isn't an option. My current house and contents insurer (Lumley via Westpac) won't cover an almost 30 year old PT at all. And everyone that does has separate policies for beach launched or trailer boats.
  7. Having recently purchased a Paper Tiger I am looking at insurance options (including racing). I have had quotes from AMI, AON and Club Marine. There seems to be a crazy difference in premiums between AMI and the other two. AMI is significantly less than half the premiums of the others. AMI seem to be a fairly common option with others that I have talked to. Low premiums are definitely a selling point, but not if there are problems down the track. What experience has everyone here had? A couple of points that I've noted; AMI only cover $300,000 for third party. Others ca
  8. Auckland-Tauranga on The Guarantee is happening. Drop me a PM and I can come and say g'day pre or post race. It's also looking likely that I'll be up for the ANZAC 250 next month. If you're still not sure about entering, needing crew or whether to take on a relative unknown I'm happy to come and introduce myself without any expectation.
  9. Hi Guys If anyone out there is looking for crew for Sail Fiji, I'd be very keen to join a boat and would be more than happy doing the delivery back as well. I have posted on the Sail Fiji available crew page but figured I'd spread the word here too. I have over 9000 coastal, offshore and bluewater miles of racing and deliveries (including Fiji, Campbell Island and a good chunk of the NZ coast). I compete regularly with RPNYC around the cans, Cook Strait and offshore, including Central Triangle 2015. I have Advanced Sea Survival (2012), Coastal Marine Medic (2012) & Outdoor first ai
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    Farewell Arahura

    She's being replaced by Stena Alegra, to be renamed Kaiarahi. More info here https://www.interislander.co.nz/Our-Ships-And-Services/Kaiarahi.aspx Stena Alegra was the replacement used in 2014 when the Aratere was out of service. I haven't sailed on her but didn't hear anything much complimentary in 2014. Hopefully she is getting a bit of a spruce up before going into service.
  11. Scratch that. I appear to have my wires crossed somewhere. Tracker information will be available on the website and the boats can communicate with who ever they want via VHF or HF.
  12. I agree MOD. An event that the anyone with enough enthusiasm and dedication could make happen, without needing ridiculous financial reserves or sponsorship. Definitely one for the participants, not the spectators or sponsors. It sounds like those of us watching from the sidelines will only hear from the competitors at the start, mid-way and finish. It appears that everyone except for race officials, including friends and family, will not be getting much in the way of progress updates. BP, with the apparent lack of coverage throughout the race I'm guessing the opportunity for sponsorshi
  13. 2018 Golden Globe Race The traditionalist in me is loving the concept of this. Not so sure about the reality of giving up 50 years of technology. Recreating the original 1968 Golden Globe Race on it's 50th anniversary. Pre 1988 designed boats with a full keel, only allowed to carry technology that was on board RKJ's Suhaili, except for a few safety concessions. That means no electronics, not even a pocket calculator. Only comms allowed is VHF & HF radio except for confidential satphone scheds & satelite tracking back to race management. What do you think? Awesome adventure or
  14. Ahh yes. I see that now. So if the angle goes all the way to 90 deg (cos 90 = 0) you get back to a 2:1 ratio. And if you go even further to 180 deg (cos 180 = -1) you have 1:1, because you are actually back at configuration 1.
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