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About PhilipNZ

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    Sailing, Music, Flying, Cars

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  1. PhilipNZ

    Etchells or Star for single handed cruising?

    I singlehanded cruise my Dragon most weeks. Mainly daysails. I fitted an outboard, mainly to get out of the river where I keep it, and an autohelm for manoeuvres. I absolutely love it.
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    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    So he thinks that thieves should be fined no more than they got away with.
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    Show your boat sailing thread

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    Show your boat sailing thread

    Not as clever as it looks, unseen is an Autohelm :-)
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    Show your boat sailing thread

    Out for a spring sail on my own in the Dragon
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    Team NZ

    The gloves (by Tiffany) are blue now
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    500th Person Shot to Death in Chicago This Year
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    Anyone seen Jimmy lately?

    He's still earning, catch up with him here
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    Team NZ

    He's a she and quite the looker
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    Team NZ

    A friend of mine painted this and is selling prints
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    Team NZ

    The engraving is awesome especially in the early years when even the days course was described. The font then was tiny, barely a millimetre high. Alinghi had one of the base extensions engraved a huge horrid font (no class). That portion is being send away to be resurfaced and engraved in a font/style more in keeping with the rest. It will also allow more space for future results
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    While we wait...... I'm sure I'd seen the captain before and it clicked. The hunting of the snark. The Bellman himself they all praised to the skies— Such a carriage, such ease and such grace! Such solemnity, too! One could see he was wise, The moment one looked in his face! He had bought a large map representing the sea, Without the least vestige of land: And the crew were much pleased when they found it to be A map they could all understand. "What's the good of Mercator's North Poles and Equators, Tropics, Zones, and Meridian Lines?" So the Bellman would cry: and the crew would reply "They are merely conventional signs! "Other maps are such shapes, with their islands and capes! But we've got our brave Captain to thank (So the crew would protest) "that he's bought us the best— A perfect and absolute blank!" This was charming, no doubt; but they shortly found out That the Captain they trusted so well Had only one notion for crossing the ocean, And that was to tingle his bell. He was thoughtful and grave—but the orders he gave Were enough to bewilder a crew. When he cried "Steer to starboard, but keep her head larboard!" What on earth was the helmsman to do? Then the bowsprit got mixed with the rudder sometimes: A thing, as the Bellman remarked, That frequently happens in tropical climes, When a vessel is, so to speak, "snarked." But the principal failing occurred in the sailing, And the Bellman, perplexed and distressed, Said he had hoped, at least, when the wind blew due East, That the ship would not travel due West!
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    Dunkirk film

    Yep, went Saturday, very good movie