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Word on the street is they flagged the round the marks bit of the departure and are gonna start and get straight outa here, I'm assuming Rangitoto still to starboard.... most of the media have gone and I bet the teams are keen to get cracking. Agree, could have been communicated better in the release.

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Great Pics SD, thanks.    AM, how come you are always so negative? Try to look on the bright side for once - the race came here, 10's of thousands came thru the race village, including tourists. The

Any photos re visitors to the village 7th & 8th March and visitor count to view the boats.   Would have thought this thread would have been loaded. Only three pages with postings.

It will be interesting the Spectator fleet numbers and photos Tues or Weds.

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current metsevice forecast says

 

Wednesday : Southerly 15 knots easing to southeast 10 knots early morning and to variable 5 knots late morning. Southerly 10 knots developing in the evening. Sea slight. Fine spells, possible isolated shower late evening.

 

so i guess it makes sense to get out quick and catch the winds before they die away

 

but they've only themselves to blame if there are only a few to see them off

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just back from seeing them off

 

dong looking good

 

fair few boats out there

 

respectable enough muster considering it was a weekday morning and even people who knew crew seemed to be expecting a turning mark at north head

 

abu dabi pulled a nice early tack at north head that moved them for 4th? to 2nd

 

hopefully will be able to add some pics later on

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Great Pics SD, thanks. 

 

AM, how come you are always so negative? Try to look on the bright side for once - the race came here, 10's of thousands came thru the race village, including tourists. There was a smallish fleet for the send off, but it ended up being a working day. 

In the end it was a good worthwhile event (the Auckland Stopover, AND the race general) IMO. Be happy :-)

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