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Kia Ora

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About Kia Ora

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    Fiji. Chillin' with a few Kiwi and Aussie cruisers.
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    Ale, rum, cruising cats, All Blacks, AC

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  1. Not really sure what the problem is. He has owned the cup, that's all he was interested in. it wasn't about the sailiing, it was the ego trip to say he has won the most prestigious and most expensive sailing race in the world. I always figured that as soon as Larry had lost the cup, he would withdraw anyway. There he is. Gone. Next?
  2. Interesting article. I'm not a fan of Dickson, but he is right on the button in the article. There is the odd chap in here that are of the opinion that Dalts is a poodle and under Bert's thumb. If you chat with GD you will find he always wanted to return to mono's anyway. Good move then. Agree with mono's and get the dosh. No worries. Regarding discussion of power for canting keels and water ballast. Forget cyclors, forget diesel or petrol engines. Electric motors and batteries for the canting keel and water pumps. The only way to go. All trimming must be done by grinders with no power. Number of challenges? Who really knows. Rumours are there is more than one from the US. There are the UK and Sweden and most likely Aus. Japan and France are possibles. The return to mono-hulls is seen as positive by a large percentage of racers. These are what I loosely describe as "true blue" racers. Look at the numbers in large racing mono's. Fastnet. Volvo. Rolex. Sydney Hobart. TP 52. Antigua classic. To mention but a few. How many fleets of large cats are there? Sod all. I see the return to mono as very positive and looking forward to Auckland. Seriously, you don't have to be a weather man to see which way the wind blows.
  3. That would be very special.
  4. Thank God for small mercy's. Back to monohulls. Although I loved watching the speed of the cats. Except for the odd race with a few place changes, it was all pretty mundane. First up was always best dressed around the top mark. Not too many changes. I hope (and think) we will see more exciting races with the mono-hulls. They will be very fast, very twitchy, and bloody difficult to sail. Will rely on crew work and not just having a stable (ish ... ) platform to sail on. Just hope the Aussies do get a team together. Both the Kiwis and the Aussies have the most experienced sailors in the AC, so the other countries will have to pull up the old proverbial sox a tad. I also see the odd comment about Dalton being an Italian poodle by returning to a monohull. Tell 'em 'es dreamin' mate. Bloody dreamin'. Dalts has always wanted monohulls and not cats. That being said, it is frankly bloody hilarious that some people think that Dalt's is a poodle. Not Dalton mate, not 'im. Some people just don't fuckin' know.
  5. Ref: Wussels wee tissie fit. What an immature we tissie he turned out to be. He is no longer in cuntrol and is unable to cope. He keeps getting lower and lower and lower in my esteem. Gad I say, gad. How much lower can the chappie go I ask myself. He is most unsporting.
  6. It's the dead cat principle. Throw a dead cat on the table and try to distract ETNZ. It has worked before, but I believe the current helm is a pretty chilled it character. OR have sod all left but to try and distract the kiwis. wont happen. Finally have wifi and pretty chuffed to see the final races and closing it all down this weekend. yep feeling quietly confidant.
  7. I don't recall anyone discussing DB prior to your comment. You just trying to stir up???
  8. With all the Kiwis in here, the poll is a bit of a no brainer. With the way the Kiwis area sailing, also a bit of a no brainer. With the history between NO and PB, NO will have to dump a few monkeys off his back so again, a no brainer. I have huge respect for NO. Great sailor and very unassuming as well. A quality I like.
  9. Great insights. Thanks for the post.
  10. Thanks for that Barn. I have a lot of respect for NO. A good man. Interesting when I compare him to JS. JS comes across as an arrogant piece, but I have read that that is only when he is in war mode, where he currently is. He and family have been helping the NZ family that lost a life on the water. That is only from a good man and family.
  11. It's a Kiwi 'erbie mate aka Kiw'erbie
  12. It's a Kiwi 'erbie mate aka Kiw'erbie
  13. Just scrolled through.I see it has already been covered.