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Looking similar to 2011 with 40 entries. Hope the weather is better. Is it to early to say that? :)

Keep thinking like that Wil, if only half get around it will definitely help with berthage.

 

I have just been turned down by the commercial port in Napier.

So now I’m chasing the City Council to get guaranteed access to the Ahuriri Inlet wall, if the weather is good it won’t be a problem as the fishing fleet will be out, but if not ?

 

Herdy is working on options in Welly

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The wall is first in best moored, it’s owned by the city council and is free to use.

The thing is if the weather is good and the fishing fleet is out then we have no problem, however this not even I can predict.

If we can make an arrangement with the city council to reserve a section then all we will need to do is make each yacht carry a fender board, or we will make some up and have them ready.

The wheels of bureaucracy don’t turn fast however

 

Similar talks are happening in Wellington

 

We are still hoping to get everyone that’s serious and ready to go a start, however the wait list is still growing, so we need anyone that’s got a spot and have something come up that may exclude them to keep us in the loop so we can give others the opportunity to make the start line.

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Gezzz........ what would the world be like without a cheeky prick or 2.  I see SSANZ has it's fair share ;)

 

Nice..................... and sadly fair.

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We reopened entries to the wait list as Herdy has managed to get access to Queens Wharf in Wellington, Napier is still a work in progress but they will manage I’m sure.

36 entries now two more coming, that’s it (or actually over it)

If any drop out we may or may not accept a replacement depending on developing berthage arrangements, we have actually over sold this race so hoping everyone makes it but it will actually help if some don’t. (Did I say that out loud ?)

This will be the biggest fleet ever (36 entries in 2011)

Only 222 days to go

Can’t wait

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Pretty sharp looking fleet, will be some interesting racing. Great work SSANZ and all those that entered.

Looking like 3 races in one

40 footers to cant or not

35s say no more

And about 30 or less with a really good mix of boats that will go in different conditions

 

Then there are the line honours boats

Plus the boats that have a sail of a lifetime to knock off

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It’s starting to sound like the race of the decade. Well, we’re not going to make it and it’s likely just as well given it’s well sold out. But for the next one after this, it’s a lot more likely you’ll see at least 1 pogo 36 on the line...

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It’s starting to sound like the race of the decade. Well, we’re not going to make it and it’s likely just as well given it’s well sold out. But for the next one after this, it’s a lot more likely you’ll see at least 1 pogo 36 on the line...

Get in touch early next time also Doc and maybe do a 15000nm warm up

 

The sweet spot for this race is 36 to 38 which is likely to be what is on the start line for this one.

We are making long term arrangements in Wellington for the use of Queens Wharf in the centre of town plus Napier are extending there visitors berthage, this may well not be complete for this race but hopefully at least partly so it’s going to be a massive raftup currently.

 

There were suggestions about running multiple starts spaced apart, other than creating massively more work for the volunteers at Mangonui, Wellington, Napier and within SSANZ it would destroy the nature of an event that any dog can have his day, you see events all over the world where unless it’s very light winds that build once the big boats have crossed then big boat wins, this race is often won by a boat out of the middle of the pack.

50+ foot race boats are a handful two up.

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