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Such a great weekend down at Waiheke. Real Deal will be on the line for Kawau. Looking light again so it will be nice not to be out there in the heat of the day. Where will party be? (must remember to park on less of a heel this time)

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Friday party: Word is you need to look for a large, mast-free trimaran with a bunch of singleminded types aboard, likely in Bon Accord (Schoolhouse?) Changed, can you verify?

 

Such a great weekend down at Waiheke. Real Deal will be on the line for Kawau. Looking light again so it will be nice not to be out there in the heat of the day. Where will party be? (must remember to park on less of a heel this time)

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a reasonable spacious diy 50C carbon kiln

 

is an old car in full sun on a hot day

 

small bits get the best hit on a newspaper covered dash

 

larger bits in the back of a station wagon

 

you can leave a thermometer in their too if you want to see how hot the bake

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Friday party: Word is you need to look for a large, mast-free trimaran with a bunch of singleminded types aboard, likely in Bon Accord (Schoolhouse?) Changed, can you verify?

 

 

"Friday finish" being loosely said as at 3kts N we will be lucky to finish before Valentines day! Although, powers to be advised that there will be a party regardless of what time we finish...

 

Whats the cut off time for the race? 

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Along with the SoloIQ NOR, the RYC "Gulf Series" NOR and GSI's pertain for this race:

 

http://richmondyc.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2015-16-RYC-General-Sailing-Instructions.pdf

 

http://richmondyc.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2015-16-RYC-Gulf-Series-NOR.pdf

 

Hence the cutoff is 8AM Saturday. Seriously.  :)

 

This race is being started by RNZYS out at Orekei, so please make sure you are aware of the times as per the notice. There will be a lot of boats on the start line and so we ask that you are extra cautious about maneuvering prior to the start to avoid problems. Finish boat will be Taipan (a 12m launch parked with a flashing light off of Momona Pt, Kawau - if you are finishing well after midnight and no patrol boat is on station please take your own time on passing Momona.)

 

As always, the final words on the race are in the NORs and SIs and relevant amendments.

 

Along those lines, please keep a look out for an amendment that will set the start times - this are being worked out presently and will be on the RYC notice board and online on the RYC notices page prior to the race.

 

http://richmondyc.org.nz/racing/notices/

 

And a last note - the SoloIQ prizegiving will be planned for 10AM Saturday on Impreza (a mastless trimaran owned by Taboo skipper Charlie, and also where the party is happening as you arrive into Kawau. Fri night / Sat morning)

 

All SoloIQ racers are also entered into the RYC Gulf series race - which has another prizegiving (aren't you all lucky!) on Saturday afternoon (4:30pm-ish) and will most likely be held under the big fig tree in Mansionhouse Bay - BBQ food provided, but feel free to bring your own as well. 

 

Looking forward to a great weekend. Contact me on PM if you have any questions.

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Amendment for start times now out:

 

http://richmondyc.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/Amendment-No-3-2015-2016.pdf

 

Have a look at the amendment, but basically, SoloIQ follows the RYC divisions and will have two starts:

 

SoloIQ Div A (open), start with RYC Gulf Series Div C:

RYC Gulf Series Race 5,  Div C Keelers Open, flag is Black, start at 1820 hours

 

SoloIQ Div B (no extras) start with RYC Gulf Series Div E:

RYC Gulf Series Race 5,  DIv E No Extras, Flag is Black/White, start at 1805 hours

 

SoloIQ prizegiving 10AM on the temporarily-power-tri party barge (Impreza, parked in Bon Accord Harbour).

 

And remember to support the host club by showing up to the prizegiving for the Gulf Series race as well - 4:30 Saturday at Mansionhouse Bay.

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Very cool weekend for SoloIQ!

Huge thanks to Sail IQ and Charlie for organising a Mothership ☺

 

Race report is simple:

Start with a spinnaker wrap, allowing the fleet to get away and find soft patches, and then do about 746 gybes to avoid getting stuck (for hours on end)! Lots of confused looks from the big boat crews as you sail past them... Get to the finish, cross and than realize that there is a whole flotilla behind you ☺

Wicked after match function! Barbecue and drinks till 6:30am short sleep and another barbecue for breakfast! Awesome bunch of guys, camaraderie is remarkable.

Start photos are on Live Sail Die and are looking great! Suellen has done an awesome job (as always)

 

Really looking forward to Route1!!!

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