Jono

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    Aussie/Kiwi ocean and club racers

    We/re in lockdown so perusing the sites. I see Nips was on offer but showing as llisted again. Beachball still for sale. Avalanche looks best. IRC of 1.15 seems low. But looking at the photos it might be detuned for sail area? Of the Sydney 38s has 1 gone.? - I can never pronounce it's name
  2. 150+ Junior dinghy sailors in Auckland racing this weekend prior to the Prada Cup finals which are late afternoon NZ time..
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    RIP Bob Fisher

    My book shelf is a far better place due to his efforts. And Barracuda was the coolest boat around in its day. A great loss.
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    Prada Cup

    I think Stingray is confusing Race Mgt boats which are actually the ETNZ big boats. As we were motoring back in after the race they both came out flat chat. Based on the photos they were bigger than anything else alongside and I'm sure were welcomed by AM.
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    Prada Cup

    They were on the edge of the puff in the tack. It was way more than 20kn. A minute later when LR showed up it might have gotten back down to 20kn but my recollection was it was still higher than that. And yes, I was at the top mark.
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    Prada Cup

    TC - They were way different in their roundings. AM went in hot and it was a whiparound and then skywards launch. LR sat the boat down and either got organised or worked out whether they were going to stop per SIs or keep going and then relaunched. Plus even in the minute later the line squall had settled. AM tacked right in the front edge of the squall. That said, the approaching rain line was really obvious,
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    All things Class40

    In front of the Volvo 70 in the Transat race. Impressive. Redman had rudder issues but was already behind.
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    Black Pearl - Botin 56

    Broken prod according to the latest race press release.
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    Aussie/Kiwi ocean and club racers

    Surprised it hung around so long. Still went quicker than Yeah Baby and a few of the 52s. AFAIK only SMB and Hooligan sold?
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    Christmas Regatta

    I thought the crowd on Sunday was pretty good. There were big issues around the cable area, but that was well forecast to the Marshalls early in the day. Coming home was also very good. Probably the best I've seen considering the numbers of boats.
  11. On in January in New Zealand. Various TPs or variants of, Fast 40s Diam 24s etc. Approx 70 entries so far.
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    ROLLCALL - MIA Anarchists

    Our family is with Mpac. Orchard is in Te Puna. I'll be down there next week
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    Christmas Regatta

    Looks like a nice day for a yacht.
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    Sydney to Hobart 2020

    Agreed, but the Azzuro 34 is the Sydney tailender benchmark. Hence my comment. I'm told an1104 needs stability upgrades to comply - so a new keel. 1020 would be better / cheaper for the campaign. Know of any? :-)
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    Aussie/Kiwi ocean and club racers

    Alcatraz has just dropped off Trade Me. Sold or decided to go Christmas cruising? I read the Tazzy Devil E10.5 sold too. All go in NZ. Spearhead 1050 ex CYC and then modded in NZ listed with good gear at $150k.
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    Practice Races This Week

    Normal yachts drifting around on a summer's day. ETNZ comes cruising down the harbour near Tamaki Drive at 30+ knots. Awesome to watch. I see thay have closed all the Tamaki Drive parking for the weekend. Duh! However free buses on Saturday
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    Sydney to Hobart 2020

    Not disagreeing but my ballpark will be somewhere between a Cookson 39 and an S&S34 and it will be a lowball one at that!
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    Practice Races This Week

    Today was a trial day - official practice for all PRO, mark teams as well as the sailors. The Paddock is a decent run from the main marinas and the city - 10 NM aprox. Even in non peak it is getting on for an hour drive by car.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    That ketch didn't have booms on Saturday. New Leisure furls or a refurb?. Looks like they are setting up the main too.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Sail-World reports ETNZ went for a sail around Waiheke yesterday. There can be a few good waves on the outside in an Nor-Easterly. An excellent proving sail and well away from prying eyes.
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    Aussie/Kiwi ocean and club racers

    Hey LA - did you have Liquid Asset the 7m Williams? If so what happened to that? For the old timers, long term lurkers, Liquid Asset was built by Nigel Rippey who also built Supergroove an 8m Dibley now in the UK.
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    Comanche sold again?

    Done a bit. An earlier Glenn Asby
  23. Smaller motor but with a 3 blader folder could be the option. Gori is nicest, but maxprop, brunton, and they look silly but the volvo folder works well.
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    SDYC Hot Rum 2020

    With slow boats once you know what works you can replicate it any time. The trick is to learn what works without getting it horribly wrong in the learning. Here endith the lesson.
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    Aussie/Kiwi ocean and club racers

    IMX40 Nips came up. Nice al rounder in it's day. Would need a big birthday though. What was the reason for being parked up so long?