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Hi all RNI competitors,

I have been asked by a number of you to run another "Offshore medical Course" for RNI competitors prior to the race, so have agreed to

 

Planning is in early stages however I have set the date as Sat 1st Feb 2020 so you have a little time before the race

 

Jon will update you as we finalise things and I will update here

Regards

Dr Dave

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Looks like you here will be some room for others also

So if your cruising offshore next winter or planning on the Fiji race watch this space for details on how to sign up

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Hey team 


 


I've posted this in its own topic in tech talk but ideas would be great.


 


I'm looking for ideas on a try sail track on Sniper. 


Its an alloy mast with an internal track. 


 


Basically I don't want to put an ugly external track on the outside of the mast and have all the bulk and weight of the track on the mast. 


 


Ideas? 


 


Can we do a short track at the bottom of the mast which feeds into the internal track?


 


Or another alternative might be a dynex strop which goes from the gooseneck up the mast and we hoist the trysail on this. 


I think Katana uses this.


 


The rig is out of the boat until 21 september and I'm just looking for ideas.


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They thought they'd lost it but after getting into opua on emergency steering and hauling out on the travel lift it was still there. Along with some impressive scrapes in their antifouling as if they'd hooked something with it. So seems something like a lost key or similar after collecting something.

 

Great that they can rejoin the other legs.

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High Voltage's shore crew blog is very amusing...

 

Things not to say on a plane RNI2020

In hindsight it probably wasn’t the best idea to shout down the aisle of a Bombardier Q300 plane that was about to start taxiing towards the runway “Naomi!! The propeller has fallen off!!!”

The other passengers looked quite alarmed and started quickly peering their pale faces out the windows of the tiny plane to try and work out what on earth was going on.

Naomi – my trusty Executive Assistant, sitting in row 7D, probably didn’t help matters when she shouted back “sh*t! Do you think we should try and get off??!!”

https://astrolabesailing.com/2020/03/02/things-not-to-say-on-a-plane-rni2020/?fbclid=IwAR3rggvjQEmSISBo00nvYtW6yQGulGDRJa8muFenBki9qWrk4O0P-bpg1n0

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