weta27

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  1. weta27

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Arrived on North Head just in time to see them pull the main down and start a long, painfully slow, non-foiling tow back from way up the Bays. They only left the dock at 2 - wonder if they had a problem?
  2. weta27

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Webcam is working but no sign of Te Kahu yet
  3. weta27

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Thanks, perhaps just an optical illusion, but intriguing. In the RG photo the darker panel is adjacent to the mast whereas in my photos the lighter panel is next to the mast. Seems that the fabric has a sheen that changes with the direction of the light - in this photo, part-way through a dry foiling gybe, the tension is off as the sail reverses camber, you can see the battens and the mast-adjacent panel appears darker again.
  4. weta27

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    No, there's something underneath, you can see where the fabric is stretched over it
  5. weta27

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    That's not the line he means - it runs almost parallel to the mast and is visible in all five photos above. I hadn't noticed it until I looked at these on the computer. Not evident in any Te Aihe pics.
  6. weta27

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    A bit far away but managed to finally get some pics.
  7. weta27

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    ... and again: "Sorted,, back to boat watching you go... Enjoy" ... and bingo, you can see Te Kahu was dropped in the water 20mins ago.
  8. weta27

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    I just had a nice reply from the Snap IT people and they are aware that some of their cameras are down, including the Viaduct Harbour Webcam. "Rest assured that we are working on the problem and hopefully will have the cameras back up and running ASAP."
  9. weta27

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Nah, badge of honour mate, wear it with pride. Bludging is fine, it's the bitch, bile and spittle brigade that drive us around the bend.
  10. weta27

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    True, this is a serious public health issue, forget coronavirus!
  11. weta27

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Yeah, I've been waiting for them to fix the webcam since the 5th. The whole site went down briefly a couple of days before that so maybe they are having issues. My attempts to catch them going out are shot if I can't see when the boat is about to leave the dock.
  12. weta27

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    What a stupid thing to say. You can count the yachting journalists on one hand, so why would you criticize someone contributing useful commentary from the NZ / ETNZ perspective, let alone a guy who takes photos as well. None so clever as those who sit on the sidelines.
  13. weta27

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Wow, great video, thanks.
  14. weta27

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    It says they carried on foiling after the splash down in question. EDIT: Beat me to it ...