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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
  4. 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?
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    New Pogo 44 first sailing pics

    Single mainsheet. Is it sheeting to the cabin top? Shaggy - what does yours do?
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    These motors must be the first in NZ. Nice. Hope Salthouses have built the transoms strong enough.
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    Sydney to Hobart 2020

    I'm still amazed that the CYCA has no problem with electrics / moveable ballast and power generation but thinks an autopilot gives an unfair advantage. Still what will be will be. Gives me another reason not to be stressed about not going. Re quarantining. Kiwis can still come over on Christmas Day, but will have to quarantine for 14 days on return - if they can get a spot in a hotel. The Pros can call it business related and may well get paid for the confinement. However they would still miss New Year and a fortnight at the beach. Tough ask.
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    Hanse 540e

    As a Kiwi sailing in NZ I'd be comfortable with a Hanse of that size. Sounds like you will keep it for a while before any major offshore. They are well regarded in NZ as a good cruiser and there is a ready resale market. At a slightly different price point the large Jenneau Sun Odysseys also are popular. Some of the other brands mentioned would be regarded as an orphan back in NZ. Personally if I could get into an X50 I would as they are a better sailing boat.
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    ROLLCALL - MIA Anarchists

    thetruth and various sockpuppets - or is he one of the above?
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    Late 80’s 33’—- Farr vs Frers

    Yep Farr better to try and find the 1020 design. Frac rig, an ORC/IRC bandit (true!), great cruiser, and good 2 handed. One of the nicest boats he ever did. A few made it over to the US. Bruce had one for himself.
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    Anchors Away?

    Cowes Week one year leading in class - X99. Had to anchor 3 boat lengths from the finish. First little puff that got the boat moving forward led to 2 crew pulling like crazy on the warp. The momentum was enough to continue the slingshot over the line for the gun and a sly chuckle from the finish boat.
  14. Loooongest one I've ever done. On a BBW 38 cruiser racer. New owner, some of the sails hadn't even been up apart from a quick check on the berth. Boat is ex Obiwan / Avela out of Perth. We were Div 2. Only the Force Eleven was in by the time limit but 7 of 25 were still racing. We did pretty well. One tack from the start to Rangi Shore. Went through Tiri Passage. Going outside the Hen and Chicks worked well for us and the J120. I think we were the last to actually sail the whole course. We crossed the line with a shy kite about 5pm. Miss Silver gave us a finish gun.
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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???
  16. 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.
  17. 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!
  22. 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?