Ex-yachtie

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  1. Ex-yachtie

    Team NYYC

    That's a much bigger separation than I would have expected at the foot... No?
  2. Wow. And they used to say that America's Cup racing wasn't exciting!
  3. Ex-yachtie

    AC36 - The Venue

    Some pics from today. The existing Brigham Wharf looks like it’s being strengthened and ETNZ’s new barn doors are underway. All the previous signage has been removed from the Events Centre with no sign of new signage for now. I *think* some reflective film has been added to the upper levels of the office space, but then I might be imagining that.
  4. Ex-yachtie

    AC36 - The Venue

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    AC36 - The Venue

  6. Ex-yachtie

    AC36 - The Venue

    Farewell to Auckland’s historic tanks Alexia Russell @ Newsroom “A long-standing fixture of Auckland’s waterfront is about to disappear.” https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2018/10/05/265700/farewell-to-aucklands-historic-tanks?preview=1
  7. Ex-yachtie

    AC36 - The Venue

    And more.
  8. Ex-yachtie

    AC36 - The Venue

    I went for a wander down to Wynyard Wharf yesterday. It looks like work has started on the western bases.
  9. Ex-yachtie

    AC36 - The Venue

    Full Environment Court decision. https://www2.justice.govt.nz/website-documents/environment-court/[2018]-NZEnvC-179-Panuku-Development-Auckland-Limited.pdf
  10. Ex-yachtie

    AC36 - The Venue

    America's Cup: Cup bases given the green light in record time by Richard Gladwell https://www.sail-world.com/news/210437/Court-approves-Am-Cup-bases-construction More detail about the final conditions.
  11. Ex-yachtie

    AC36 - The Venue

    Environment Court grants Resource Consent https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12131605 Complete with out of date drawings.
  12. Ex-yachtie

    AC36 Auckland NZ

    There's a bit of chat in here (including this) that suggests that ETNZ have a directing hand in the design of these bases. I went to hear Russell Green talk to a number of property professionals recently. It was clear that if it was up to them, the bases would be cheap and easy. They see it (correctly) as an obstacle to teams entering. These controls are imposed by Auckland Council who (correctly) want to avoid errors of the past.
  13. Ex-yachtie

    AC36 - The Venue

    America's Cup: Hearing for Bases takes just seven hours by Richard Gladwell "The Environment Court has finished a Hearing of the Resource Consent Application necessary to obtain permission to construct new America's Cup facilities in Auckland." https://www.sail-world.com/news/209877/Americas-Cup-Planning-Hearing-finishes-early A lot of commentary in here about base design.
  14. Ex-yachtie

    AC36 Auckland NZ

    As a kiwi architect, I take offence. ;-) Let me at it!
  15. Ex-yachtie

    Team UK

    So did Thomas Lipton.