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Was that you who came charging through the start/waiting room in the fog KM? I thought the skipper was brave!!

Oh hell no but if it was you'd know ;)

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I don’t have the time either but she was a good buy at the right moment despite the aged interior/biscuit coloured exterior

Things got pretty medieval today...

 

Was the texture that rubbery spray on stuff?  If it was what did you find was the best way of getting it off, looks like a massive job

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Was a couple of weekends ago but was epic.

Left Tauranga on Friday morning, got to Issy bay at 10pm for a sleep.

Got up the next morning did the last SSANZ race. Got the Gun for our division. Rafted up in Issy bay for some rums with a friend who brought us over Fish and Chips from Waiheke.

Got up the next morning and sailed back to Tauranga. Had an awesome run home 12.5 hours from Issy Bay to A beacon. Five hours from the Mercs to A beacon mostly two sailing but got the A3 up once the wind dropped to 20 knots. Had a couple of lay downs but mostly good.

 

Got some footage two sailing in a 35 knot north westerly under reefed main and no.4 hitting over 20 knots at times.

 

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Pre-season rig check completed;

Windex, VHF aerial, Wind kit, lots of sheaves checked, masthead light, steaming light, spreader lights, spreader boots reset, stays , track cleaned, resealed all cable entries etc ... 

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Pre-season rig check completed;

Windex, VHF aerial, Wind kit, lots of sheaves checked, masthead light, steaming light, spreader lights, spreader boots reset, stays , track cleaned, resealed all cable entries etc ...

 

For bonus points you must drop the mast while motoring, navigate under two bridges, raise the mast while being passed by large motor palaces that are kicking up a 0.5m wake. 32 foot, mast head rig, telephone pole for a mast section!

 

The joys of sailing in Perth

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Spent a most enjoyable weekend herding a fleet of Nigels around the inner gulf.

Hard work for everyone with that wobbly wind though.

 

Watched a Platau, a E7.9, a C40, a Supertanker34 and Stieny 2.

In 4nm all of the smaller boats had put 600-1000mts on Stieny, that was an interesting watch.

 

Shepherding is probably better than herding. All boats had smart drivers who were kitted up as solo sailors who value their lives would expect to be. They were all very good from the safety angle.

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Spent a most enjoyable weekend herding a fleet of Nigels around the inner gulf.

Hard work for everyone with that wobbly wind though.

 

Watched a Platau, a E7.9, a C40, a Supertanker34 and Stieny 2.

In 4nm all of the smaller boats had put 600-1000mts on Stieny, that was an interesting watch.

 

Shepherding is probably better than herding. All boats had smart drivers who were kitted up as solo sailors who value their lives would expect to be. They were all very good from the safety angle.

 

you missed the E1050. Or did you just assume it would be quicker than Steinlager 2?

 

Thanks for being RO, hope head wasnt too bad in the morning.  But next year, please dont forget to order some wind.

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