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    INEOS Team GB

    And despite all the talk about sailor safety on the water and for the shore crew on land, I saw a GB sailor biking home last night on a main arterial road without a helmet on and in flagrant breach of NZ traffic regulations. Absolutely shocking....... How can it be??? Why doesn't he get a Landrover too???
  2. Could be a good time for the F1. Light enough not to break anything or anyone. Saw it was still on the hard when I was down the line last week.
  3. I wasn't but now I am. It seemed like such a good idea until I looked at the weather forecast today. How many for you now Wal - 25? I think this will be about 12 for me as I didn't start until 1990 - with Pete on the Ghostbuster and missed a few while overseas.
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    And in the grand tradition of all good rebuilds she is now for sale at a very reasonable price. Wish I had the funds available.
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    Sydney to Hobart 2020

    Back in the day that wouldn't have been that bad an elapsed time.........
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    Aussie/Kiwi ocean and club racers

    Maybe just the bulb is off. The Melges 40s are starting to appear in Auckland. Incoming Commodore of RNZYS has his sailing, past M38 - Menace owner has one along with a couple of others.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    OMG - Teaky's back!
  8. And Jannie was Doyle before Quantum. I don't think Robbie bothered with any lawyers fees.
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    Young and Full of Promise

    Having just spent the weekend wet sanding the reaction lacquer on my daughter's Starling, my arms are spent. Wish I could justify a Rupes for a 3 metre sailing dinghy!
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    FARR 727 INFO

    Paging Wal.... He's told a few 727 stories in the past. Interestingly no-one has done the cockpit job on the NZ boats. A few are chopping up the 930s to make them nicer to move around. I got my license in a 120Y. No towbar. Then went to a Viva to tow around the dinghies. We were 3 in our family.
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    what is it?

    I totally get the hull. I need some help with the rig. To the best of my knowledge junk rigs are reaching / downwind only. So that is fine for the Milk run, but then what do you do for the beat to NZ? Electric power and a Max Prop?
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    Modified Young 88

    A carbon rudder is the fastest and easiest mod. The current ones are barn doors. If you wanted a real orphan you could put on a carbon stick c/w MH gear and a baby prod for C0s.
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    Sydney to Hobart 2020

    Slight thread drift. But if we lose a summer of race programmes, will the Corinthian Division gain a whole lot of ex pros who are now hammer hands or in sales? Auckland has ex-Volvo sailors everywhere and they either still sail for fun or have bought launches. But the Sydney air always seemed a bit more rarefied to me once you went beyond the truely good folk.
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    36.7 or 109?

    I raced the demonstrator 36.7 in NZ. We had it set up with a masthead symmetrical. Upwind the thing was a train. Loved it. Downwind to 15kn true it was fine. Once other other boats could get on the step we were left behind. I thought the cockpit was fine and interior awesome.
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    Where would you retire?

    Other parts of NZ are looking a whole lot better than Auckland right now. 2 weeks of lockdown and looking like another few weeks of restricted gatherings and no sailing allowed. Rest of NZ is allowed racing / cruising and gatherings of up to 100.