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  1. Pond Sailing for Practice?

    Should've gone to draycote
  2. Wind Instruments for rotating mast

    Fugawi.com has it listed on their website. Have a look at the manual on the LCJ website for detail around how to set it up, seems relativly straight forward. The honeywell sensor, SPS-A100D-VAMS you can pick up for about 250US on ebay, not cheap, but not excessive either for something effectivly weatherprro and with no moving parts
  3. Wind Instruments for rotating mast

    An easier solution might be the LCJ Captuers CV7-C-RM sensor with the rotating mast calibration unit built in. USD1500 and spits out NMEA 2000 http://www.lcjcapteurs.com/product/cv7-c-is-the-high-speed-ultrasonic-wind-sensor/?lang=en
  4. Wired seems to go ok
  5. Okay seagulls, you want a war... you got a war!

    chuck a few handfuls of bird seed on your neighbours boat....
  6. tactical handheld gps

    For a simple on the wrist gps I use the Garmin foretrex 301 or 401, if you can still find one. Will do start countdowns, speed, distance from rhumb line (which you can use as distance to start line if you point both ends) also angle to turn to next waypoint from current course, that comes in very handy. It's is also waterproof and datalogs. A big plus is that it runs on batteries, lasts about 12 hours, but easy to change mid race
  7. Team NZ

    From ETNZ facebook page 36th America's Cup Announcement: The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Circolo della Vela Sicilia as the Challenger of Record, together with their respective representative teams Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Challenge, are pleased to announce that the Protocol establishing the parameters for the 36th America's Cup will be released in September 2017. The proposed dates for the event will be further detailed in the Protocol but the Defender and the Challenger of... Record are considering the possibility of the 36th America's Cup Match and the preceding Challenger Selection Series being conducted in Auckland in early 2021 during the New Zealand summer. In recognition of the fundamental condition of the Deed of Gift that the Cup be preserved as a perpetual Challenge Cup for friendly competition between foreign countries, the Protocol will contain a "constructed in country" requirement for competing yachts and a nationality requirement for competing crew members.
  8. Transpac 2017

    Try here https://yachtscoring.com/event_results_detail.cfm?Race_Number=1&eID=4073 Almost 27 hours taken off of the record!
  9. Calypso cups 4 is another alternative for a traditional setup, or they have an ultrasonic version, both with built in compasses. No idea if they are any good, but it is another one box solution for a rotating mast
  10. Australian 8.5 "box boat"

    NZ 8.5 is a different concept, and they don't use OMR. Was there ever more than one box boat? I've seen photos of different color schemes but not sure if it was the same boat that got wrapped?
  11. 8 in a row

    Wouldn't be the first time....
  12. Team NZ

    Could we'll be. Point is, they're not 50's
  13. Team NZ

    Nice try, those are the 45's. The 50 never had tag Heuer stickers, and also don't have dolphin strikers under the spirit structure