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Terry Hollis

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  1. AC36 Auckland NZ

    The Greens have a new leadership now and being part of the government might help them to think more rationally.
  2. AC36 Auckland NZ

    I think you will find that every proposal will have someone who objects to it but it seems to me that the West of the harbour area does not have any other use.
  3. AC36 Auckland NZ

    That's why they write new legislation for the AC and have a minister for the AC .. to cut through the red tape.
  4. AC36 Auckland NZ

    Just build a breakwater the same as Westhaven Marina.
  5. AC36 Auckland NZ

    Does anyone know if the area to the West of the harbour bridge has been considered. It is within walking distance of the RNZYS and there appears to be unlimited room for reclamation without interfering with the functions of the harbour ..
  6. That's not the helmsman, it's the guest.
  7. shroud fairings??

    It was to stop the rigging from whistling .. it was so loud on Artemis in the early racing the TV audience could not hear the microphone output.
  8. Ancient Polynesian Navigation

    600-year-old canoe found in New Zealand linked to Polynesian sailors An ancient, 600-year-old wood canoe sports a sea turtle carved in raised relief. The canoe was discovered on South Island, New Zealand, and described in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Courtesy Tim Mackrell / The University of Auckland.) Amina Khan Contact Reporter An ancient canoe with a sea turtle carving survives 600 years on New Zealand The rest of the story is here .. http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-canoe-polynesian-new-zealand-migration-20140929-story.html
  9. Team NZ

    While I agree that Ashby did a great job of trimming his roll as skipper was more important when the boat was being conceived and developed before the racing even started. Burling did a great job as helmsman and tactician when the racing for the AC started. Without Ashby ETNZ may have finished up with a boat that was no better than the rest.
  10. Teams?

    P$B does not speak English .. do you speak Italian?
  11. Teams?

    Both Luna Rosa and GD deny that they had an agreement .. they agree that they shared ideas as far back as AC34 but that does not mean an agreement. As for Cammas how would he know what has been agreed between the challenger and the defender that has not been made public.
  12. AC36 Auckland NZ

    Perhaps the copyright holder was changed so that the material had to be taken down so that it could be restored by the new copyright holder?
  13. Flying Dutchman Fix Up

    https://www.yachtingnz.org.nz/nz-int-flying-dutchman-association
  14. The Next Boat-----2020

    I think you are fixating on one factor without considering the overall implications. If we look at ETNZ's successful AC50 we find that it had longer "L" foils than the others and you would expect that would result in a reduced RM .. but the reduced RM was offset by the reduced drag of their foils. It seems that there comes a point where the RM is less important than the drag.
  15. AC36 Auckland NZ

    Sorry about that .. you are right .. Labour came to government in Dec 1,999 so they were there for the defense.