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#3401 bruno

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 11:53 PM

What I found interesting is how little of the leeward bow needed to drive under for crash. I t appears that they have designed te reserve bouyancy down to a minimum, not a good learner boat.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 04:27 AM

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Wing up would be a ballsy move if on the hard - can a calm day be guaranteed?


They did the "full wing" with the first AC45s. Boats moved nicely (on the "trailer") as the wind moved. Good backdrop.

Grant will want the full enchilda.

Was it KZ7 that was launched without a keel? I have forgotten.

But I guarantee all the bits will be on this one.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 05:56 AM

What I found interesting is how little of the leeward bow needed to drive under for crash. I t appears that they have designed te reserve bouyancy down to a minimum, not a good learner boat.


Are you talking the AC45's ?

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 12:09 PM

looks like there is quite alot of stuff happening here
http://www.takeabrea...-city.asp?cam=2

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 06:55 PM

looks like there is quite alot of stuff happening here
http://www.takeabrea...-city.asp?cam=2


Foggy day - unusual for NZ. Some activity sure - especially in and around the platform tent, but can you make out anything they are doing or see any significant pieces of gear?
Looking at the ever changing shadows on the side of the tent that you can see before dawn and after dark and trying to imagine what the hell is going on is an interesting challenge.
Presumably it looks like a smaller version of this monster-garage..
Posted Image

They must also be working on all the associated dollies and gear they'll need to have around to rig and launch, a mooring possibly, there's a big new chase boat to paint etc etc.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 11:57 PM


looks like there is quite alot of stuff happening here
http://www.takeabrea...-city.asp?cam=2


Foggy day - unusual for NZ. Some activity sure - especially in and around the platform tent, but can you make out anything they are doing or see any significant pieces of gear?
Looking at the ever changing shadows on the side of the tent that you can see before dawn and after dark and trying to imagine what the hell is going on is an interesting challenge.
Presumably it looks like a smaller version of this monster-garage..
Posted Image

They must also be working on all the associated dollies and gear they'll need to have around to rig and launch, a mooring possibly, there's a big new chase boat to paint etc etc.


I remember seeing that for the first time thinking - how good is that going to look with plain pure silver hulls on the water - then they put that stupid paint job/nike swishes on it!

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 12:03 AM

I remember seeing a photo of A5 before Marian even saw it on the day that shot was taken ;) long story.. but special for me having made an epic search for EB's boat. Even asked her in a post about a detail on the paint job, well before she saw it and was sworn to secrecy for almost 24 hours.

It will be interesting to see if anyone goes V. What was the original Lake Geneva racer that inspired A5 again? That sucker was Hot.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:13 AM

I remember seeing a photo of A5 before Marian even saw it on the day that shot was taken ;) long story.. but special for me having made an epic search for EB's boat. Even asked her in a post about a detail on the paint job, well before she saw it and was sworn to secrecy for almost 24 hours.

It will be interesting to see if anyone goes V. What was the original Lake Geneva racer that inspired A5 again? That sucker was Hot.


i think this is it, le black

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#3409 nav

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 07:21 PM

There's been nothing much new to see at ETNZ over the last few day, http://www.takeabrea...-city.asp?cam=2 and unfortunately we can't see the LR base from the 2nd webcam on the silo.

I am expecting a new crane to be installed at least. What else? Bleachers and bunting? Probably not. Beer and pies - too fuck'n right!

'point' is about due to report back in - now what about you dorklanders?Posted Image

#3410 bruno

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 09:04 PM


What I found interesting is how little of the leeward bow needed to drive under for crash. I t appears that they have designed te reserve bouyancy down to a minimum, not a good learner boat.


Are you talking the AC45's ?

C class video

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 09:33 PM

There's been nothing much new to see at ETNZ over the last few day, http://www.takeabrea...-city.asp?cam=2 and unfortunately we can't see the LR base from the 2nd webcam on the silo.

I am expecting a new crane to be installed at least. What else? Bleachers and bunting? Probably not. Beer and pies - too fuck'n right!

'point' is about due to report back in - now what about you dorklanders?Posted Image

Swung by yesterday afternoon. No action visible at either base, from the street or other vantage points. There was some minor work extending floating docks at Luna Rossa but that was it.

#3412 dumper

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:04 AM

will ETNZ be going sailing before the official launch?

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:50 AM

New upload



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Posted 10 July 2012 - 10:55 AM


I remember seeing a photo of A5 before Marian even saw it on the day that shot was taken ;) long story.. but special for me having made an epic search for EB's boat. Even asked her in a post about a detail on the paint job, well before she saw it and was sworn to secrecy for almost 24 hours.

It will be interesting to see if anyone goes V. What was the original Lake Geneva racer that inspired A5 again? That sucker was Hot.


i think this is it, le black


From the SAAC TLA thread:

LBOS - Le Black on Steroids.

#3415 dumper

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 01:09 PM

New upload


That's so cool, any details?

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 02:19 PM

^^^^

http://www.morrellim...com/etnztender/

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 02:35 PM

^^^^

http://www.morrellimelvin.com/etnztender/


Will they have to cover the Yamaha logos on the motors ala all the ACWS boats ?

#3418 nav

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:54 PM


There's been nothing much new to see at ETNZ over the last few day, http://www.takeabrea...-city.asp?cam=2 and unfortunately we can't see the LR base from the 2nd webcam on the silo.

I am expecting a new crane to be installed at least. What else? Bleachers and bunting? Probably not. Beer and pies - too fuck'n right!

'point' is about due to report back in - now what about you dorklanders?Posted Image

Swung by yesterday afternoon. No action visible at either base, from the street or other vantage points. There was some minor work extending floating docks at Luna Rossa but that was it.


Thanks - yep, you can see the floating crane (?) working on the Westhaven side of the two LR tents in the background here: http://www.takeabrea...-city.asp?cam=2

A little action with forklift etc coming and going from the ETNZ platform tent*, but I guess the real story was the chase boat launch - up a creek somewhere at the top of the harbour right?

Posted Image

*might be imagining it - the shadow of two hulls through the end of the tent now



#3419 WetHog

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 05:37 PM


I remember seeing a photo of A5 before Marian even saw it on the day that shot was taken ;) long story.. but special for me having made an epic search for EB's boat. Even asked her in a post about a detail on the paint job, well before she saw it and was sworn to secrecy for almost 24 hours.

It will be interesting to see if anyone goes V. What was the original Lake Geneva racer that inspired A5 again? That sucker was Hot.


i think this is it, le black


It is, and so is this:

Posted Image

WetHog :ph34r:

#3420 nav

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 06:26 PM

Posted Today, 07:44 PM

Posted ImageWetHog, on 10 July 2012 - 07:37 PM, said:



It is, and so is this:

Posted Image

WetHog :ph34r:


Take this to the 'Ernie's Private Lake Racing' thread please.

VIADUCT!...get it? - Hell, that's not even salt waterPosted Image ...and trim that bloody jib!


#3421 dumper

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 10:57 PM

Posted Today, 07:44 PM

Posted ImageWetHog, on 10 July 2012 - 07:37 PM, said:



It is, and so is this:

Posted Image

WetHog :ph34r:


Take this to the 'Ernie's Private Lake Racing' thread please.

VIADUCT!...get it? - Hell, that's not even salt waterPosted Image ...and trim that bloody jib!

There's a Ernie's Private Lake Racing thread???

#3422 thetruth

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 07:40 AM

At least he spends his own money and not a countries...............




Posted Today, 07:44 PM

Posted ImageWetHog, on 10 July 2012 - 07:37 PM, said:



It is, and so is this:

Posted Image

WetHog :ph34r:


Take this to the 'Ernie's Private Lake Racing' thread please.

VIADUCT!...get it? - Hell, that's not even salt waterPosted Image ...and trim that bloody jib!

There's a Ernie's Private Lake Racing thread???



#3423 PeterHuston

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 12:48 PM

At least he spends his own money and not a countries...............


You might want to talk to Spain about that.

#3424 nav

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 04:13 PM


Take this to the 'Ernie's Private Lake Racing' thread please.

VIADUCT!...get it? - Hell, that's not even salt waterPosted Image ...and trim that bloody jib!

There's a Ernie's Private Lake Racing thread???


You'll have to show at least CHF10M of Daddy's money before I can tell you that.

(so much for keeping the thread on topic!)Posted Image

#3425 ro!

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 04:43 PM

At least he spends his own money and not a countries...............





Posted Today, 07:44 PM

Posted ImageWetHog, on 10 July 2012 - 07:37 PM, said:



It is, and so is this:

Posted Image

WetHog :ph34r:


Take this to the 'Ernie's Private Lake Racing' thread please.

VIADUCT!...get it? - Hell, that's not even salt waterPosted Image ...and trim that bloody jib!

There's a Ernie's Private Lake Racing thread???


You will find it with ...

I'M GOING TO SUE ERNIE INTO OBLIVION..started by the crazed indian..
and
Ernie is worse than Hitler... started by sailer boy

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 03:26 AM

I'm told that ETNZ's 72 and wing are each assembled. They are just completing the livery before the official launch on the 21st. I haven't been able to find out if they will take it for a spin before hand. There is the restriction on the number of sailing days allowed so I would imagine they will want to maximise what they achieve on any sailing day.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 04:29 AM

For the rules gurus,: is there a difference between splashing, towing, and sailing the 72?

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:22 AM

does anyone know if they are painting the 72 like the 45 or will they have a different scheme?

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:52 AM

For the rules gurus,: is there a difference between splashing, towing, and sailing the 72?


Protocol 29.2

(g) A Competitor is considered to be sailing an AC72 Yacht for one day anytime they
have that AC72 Yacht crewed and sailing (as opposed, for example, to only being
towed or moored) for any part of a given day.


If you had robotic sailors, does that mean you could have unlimited test time?

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:57 AM

i imagine

to maximize time sailing

there will be something like an official launch party jul21st, where the hulls may or may not get wet

then the next day the boat will be dropped in before dawn? be towed out at dawn and sailed until sunset

weather permitting, if the weather is bad the sailing day will take a rain check

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:17 AM

I'm told that ETNZ's 72 and wing are each assembled. They are just completing the livery before the official launch on the 21st. I haven't been able to find out if they will take it for a spin before hand. There is the restriction on the number of sailing days allowed so I would imagine they will want to maximise what they achieve on any sailing day.


Good to hear at least that whisper ssbill, thanks.
I imagine info is hard to come by - GD has said he'd like to hold his cards close until all becomes public on launch day. But hey, keep digging - we want the scoop!

I see the new 1200hp 'tugboat' has arrived --> 2:48PM http://www.takeabrea...-city.asp?cam=2

What about a crane - that would help,eh

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:20 AM


I'm told that ETNZ's 72 and wing are each assembled. They are just completing the livery before the official launch on the 21st. I haven't been able to find out if they will take it for a spin before hand. There is the restriction on the number of sailing days allowed so I would imagine they will want to maximise what they achieve on any sailing day.


Good to hear at least that whisper ssbill, thanks.
I imagine info is hard to come by - GD has said he'd like to hold his cards close until all becomes public on launch day. But hey, keep digging - we want the scoop!

I see the new 1200hp 'tugboat' has arrived --> 2:48PM http://www.takeabrea...-city.asp?cam=2

What about a crane - that would help,eh


i think there crane is the short blue one bye the left end of the wing tent

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:39 AM



I'm told that ETNZ's 72 and wing are each assembled. They are just completing the livery before the official launch on the 21st. I haven't been able to find out if they will take it for a spin before hand. There is the restriction on the number of sailing days allowed so I would imagine they will want to maximise what they achieve on any sailing day.


Good to hear at least that whisper ssbill, thanks.
I imagine info is hard to come by - GD has said he'd like to hold his cards close until all becomes public on launch day. But hey, keep digging - we want the scoop!

I see the new 1200hp 'tugboat' has arrived --> 2:48PM http://www.takeabrea...-city.asp?cam=2

What about a crane - that would help,eh


i think there crane is the short blue one bye the left end of the wing tent


That's right - that's the AC45/(SL33?) crane.

I guess now is the time to begin the speculation on launch techniques and equipment then.

-Platform and wing as one from above a la AC45?
-Wing erected on platform a la US17?
-Or maybe ETNZ have their own technique and won't need a crane - just float the wing up to the platform?

Posted Image

The SF graphics seem to suggest the first.
And haven't we seen LR pouring a pad for a big crane? Didn't think there was too much doubt - must check the rules.
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:51 AM

Nice chase cat photo
http://www.sail-worl...t-arrives/99616

and:
Emirates Team NZ's AC72 is scheduled for launch in a public ceremony at the Viaduct Harbour on Saturday, July 21 at around 6.00pm. The event will be screened live on the prime TV news, and will be attended by John Key, the New Zealand Prime Minister. First sailing day is expected the following week.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:25 AM

Re - Launching

Well maybe I'm blind but I can't find any requirements for a standardised launch procedure for the 72s - in either the Class Rule or the Protocol.

The wing and platform have to be able to be suspended (independently) for weighing by the measurement committee but that seems to be that.

It would seem very strange if it's not there somewhere - as between them these two documents cover every other possible aspect of the plans.

GD "We have even had a team working on procedures to launch and retrieve the yacht. There was no manual to consult".
http://www.americasc...6/AC72-at-base/

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 04:30 PM


For the rules gurus,: is there a difference between splashing, towing, and sailing the 72?


Protocol 29.2

(g) A Competitor is considered to be sailing an AC72 Yacht for one day anytime they
have that AC72 Yacht crewed and sailing (as opposed, for example, to only being
towed or moored) for any part of a given day.


If you had robotic sailors, does that mean you could have unlimited test time?

Is this where SPIN enters the scene? Posted Image

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:17 PM

If you had robotic sailors, does that mean you could have unlimited test time?

Not if the tow line is dropped, crewed or not. Let's defer the definition of crew discussion until AC35.

Is this where SPIN enters the scene? Posted Image

Yes and already onstage. Energy storage and closed-loop control is disallowed for AC34 but I would be very surprised if the yacht club that wins next year does not relax these rules to allow automatic crew/gear safety systems.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 02:00 AM


If you had robotic sailors, does that mean you could have unlimited test time?

Not if the tow line is dropped, crewed or not. Let's defer the definition of crew discussion until AC35.

Is this where SPIN enters the scene? Posted Image

Yes and already onstage. Energy storage and closed-loop control is disallowed for AC34 but I would be very surprised if the yacht club that wins next year does not relax these rules to allow automatic crew/gear safety systems.


maybe they should just drive the 'tug' infront with the towline attached.

just a thought

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 03:53 AM

That's right - that's the AC45/(SL33?) crane.

I guess now is the time to begin the speculation on launch techniques and equipment then.

-Platform and wing as one from above a la AC45?
-Wing erected on platform a la US17?
-Or maybe ETNZ have their own technique and won't need a crane - just float the wing up to the platform?


Yep, the existing blue crane is too small and so far no sign of its big brother. Some smart work needed in the next few days to erect a semi-permanent crane or perhaps they are going with a humungous mobile crane.

I'm going with your option one, ala AC45.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 05:02 AM


If you had robotic sailors, does that mean you could have unlimited test time?

Not if the tow line is dropped, crewed or not.


If we suspend disbelief and enter whimsy mode for just a moment (and it's a slow news day) I think sailing with robots doesn't count as a sailing day.

A Competitor is considered to be sailing an AC72 Yacht for one day anytime they
have that AC72 Yacht crewed and sailing



Note that "and". Crewed and sailing. Sailing and crewed.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 05:46 AM

does it count as an ac72 if they have a different, 'illegal' wing?

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 06:38 AM

^

That's a "surrogate yacht" and testing time is controlled.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 06:46 AM

Big night in Auckland with the big cat

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Grant Dalton admires the Emirates Team New Zealand AC72

Emirates Team New Zealand will reveal its AC72 catamaran at a public event at Viaduct Harbour on Saturday, July 21

The team is promising a spectacular “launch day” for the big catamaran which another step forward in the team’s campaign to win the 2013 America’s Cup at San Francisco.

Team managing director Grant Dalton says July 21 will be a big day for the team. “We have been working towards the day for 18 months. Until now we have said very little about the AC72 project and we have shown even less.

“The design team of more than 30 people has been working since the end of 2010. The build team started in August last year. The AC72i represents more than 50 man-years of design time and 65,000 hours of build time.

“The design and build work has gone ahead behind closed doors. Now it’s time to share their creation with New Zealand.

“The team will be celebrating and we invite people to celebrate with us. He said the July 21 show is free to the public. “People will have great views from the Halsey Street wharf, from public areas around the Viaduct Events Centre and from the area around the lifting bridge.

“The action takes place on the water bounded by the Halsey Street wharf and the bridge.”

He urges people to arrive at the Viaduct by 5.30pm. “The first few hundred will have the opportunity to be part of the launch crew. The show will get underway by 5.45pm.”

Should the weather refuse to cooperate on the Saturday July 21, the show will go on the following day, Sunday July 22.

http://etnzblog.com/#!2012/07/big-night-in-auckland-with-the-big-cat

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 06:52 AM

1342081320[/url]' post='3783453']
does anyone know if they are painting the 72 like the 45 or will they have a different scheme?


I think it's going to look livery wise like the (ghastly) ac45. New and old pics of the 72 hulls confirm same sponsor logo placement. Yuck.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 10:31 AM

Not if the tow line is dropped

So you can sail as many days as you want as long as there is a boat out the front connected by a towline?
Is towline defined? Does it need to be under load to count as a towline?

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 10:51 AM

^^ Nice photo!

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 08:31 PM

^^ Nice photo!



Yeah, I'm starting to think our guy has a little woodman going if you know what I mean! he's ffeling up a freshly hot painted cat but where's his other hand?:D

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 09:15 PM


^^ Nice photo!



Yeah, I'm starting to think our guy has a little woodman going if you know what I mean! he's ffeling up a freshly hot painted cat but where's his other hand?:D


Each to his own!

He looks pretty fit though - stick him on a grinder, see how he goes, I say!

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 01:49 AM

Movement of a lift in front of the ETNZ base this afternoon on the Winyard cam.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 01:51 AM

Movement of a lift in front of the ETNZ base this afternoon on the Winyard cam.


i noticed that, and they also moved the blue crane

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:32 AM

what will they do you the sl33's now?

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 07:17 PM

what will they do you the sl33's now?


You need one? Two for the price of one - this week only!

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 08:46 PM

what will they do you the sl33's now?


Crew training, start training, tactics training, test foils, airfoil shapes, boat handling, trimming, crew training, start training, tactics training, test foils, airfoil shapes, boat handling, trimming, crew training, start training, tactics training, test foils, airfoil shapes, boat handling, trimming, crew training, start training, tactics training, test foils, airfoil shapes, boat handling, trimming,crew training, start training, tactics training, test foils, airfoil shapes, boat handling, trimming, crew training, start training, tactics training, test foils, airfoil shapes, boat handling, trimming,crew training, start training, tactics training, test foils, airfoil shapes, boat handling, trimming, crew training, start training, tactics training, test foils, airfoil shapes, boat handling, trimming,crew training, start training, tactics training, test foils, airfoil shapes, boat handling, trimming, crew training, start training, tactics training, test foils, airfoil shapes, boat handling, trimming,crew training, start training, tactics training, test foils, airfoil shapes, boat handling, trimming, crew training, start training, tactics training, test foils, airfoil shapes, boat handling, trimming.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 08:47 PM

Not sure where to put this, its not even news I guess..

Valencia needs a bailout:
http://www.reuters.c...E86I1LS20120720

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 09:24 PM

Looks like a quiet morning at the viaduct. People getting a few extra Zzzzzs ahead of a big night, I guess.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 10:35 AM

any guess's on the use of time with New Zealand?

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 11:27 AM

?

#3458 dumper

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 11:33 AM

?

the ac72 'New Zealand'

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:40 PM

the use of time?

man your flux capacitor is a few picofarads short of a condensor

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 09:07 AM

There is now a floating tent on the other side of the viaduct bridge, does this mean they want to sail NZilla through the bridge as little as possible?

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 09:50 AM

that tent is way too small for any Nzilla parts, not sure why its their though

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 10:17 AM

That floating tent has been there for months. They moved it away for the launch and now it is back.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:41 AM

my bad. will they be doing wednesday night races?

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:44 AM

dalts joked about it

but i think it highly unlikely

however they will probably blow through the fleet sometime before the cup final

and i hope those on the ribs take pics

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:50 AM

the blasting through the fleet would look somthing like this, though about 4 times faster



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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:50 PM

So it's twelve so far - where's that list?

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 07:16 PM

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Prada proudly announces their new 'Silver Gimp' line in Auckland today

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 09:14 PM

So it's twelve so far - where's that list?

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Wasn't someone on here up to 15 or 16 hopefulls built back when Barf was coming together ?

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 09:26 PM


So it's twelve so far - where's that list?

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Wasn't someone on here up to 15 or 16 hopefulls built back when Barf was coming together ?

Yep, pretty sure BAR is #16 built.

The piece at SW last night, with a link to PD, about the Yuff Series, said something about 15 AC45's "at the ready in August." My guess is that one, maybe Aleph, got cannibalized along the way.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 09:49 PM

Yep, pretty sure BAR is #16 built.


BAR is hull #9

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:02 PM

BAR is hull #9

Nice, thanks.

To put the puzzle together again we'd need to find the latest list but #9 may have been Aleph.

Not actually sure how they would get to 15 then.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 11:25 PM

Core have additional duties.

Building a wing to replace debris

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:26 PM

Prince Charles and the missus are in New Zealand.

Soon after landing they were taken to see GD's mates (the Hawke brothers) and rest of Ngati Whatua (the main Auckland Maori tribe).

Grant and Taiaha Hawke both rubbed noses with the prince (and the missus).

The prince opened his speech with the Maori greeting "kia ora."

Apart from making Te Kooti happy, what does this have to do with the AC?

Not much, Except TNZ has a sailing partnership with Ngati Whatua.

As a result of Grant's support, Maori kids are sailing Firefly and other small boats.

And running around in expensive-looking TNZ gear.

A very good move by TNZ. And the Prince!

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:26 AM

Ron Waddell (TNZ) is being considered for the job of Chef de Mission of the NZ team (for the next Commonwealth + Olympic games).

There are other equally good candidates.

If Rob gets the job it will not conflict with TNZ grinding commitments.

It would also be good (for NZ athletes) if Rob survives the America's Cup.

As an Olympic gold medallist in rowing, Rob is one tough cookie!

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:30 AM

Ron Waddell (TNZ) is being considered for the job of Chef de Mission of the NZ team (for the next Commonwealth + Olympic games).

There are other equally good candidates.

If Rob gets the job it will not conflict with TNZ grinding commitments.

It would also be good (for NZ athletes) if Rob survives the America's Cup.

As an Olympic gold medallist in rowing, Rob is one tough cookie!


There's only one person eminently qualified for the CdM role: Martin Snedden.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:04 AM

Nice idea but his plate is already full!

"Rugby World Cup 2011 boss Martin Snedden has been appointed as the Tourism Industry Association's new chief executive.

"TIA chairman Norm Thompson said the association was delighted to attract someone of Snedden's calibre and experience to lead the organisation representing one of New Zealand's biggest export industries.

"Snedden had demonstrated strong leadership skills to stage an extremely successful Rugby World Cup 2011 and those skills would be brought to the TIA, Thompson said."

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:52 AM

Grant and Taiaha Hawke both rubbed noses with the prince (and the missus).

By popular demand.

This is the hongi

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:13 PM


Grant and Taiaha Hawke both rubbed noses with the prince (and the missus).

By popular demand.

This is the hongi


Actually it's not a proper hongi .. the participants to a hongi need to touch noses and foreheads together .. maybe she was not properly advised and her hat got in the way of a proper hongi ..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hongi

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:18 PM


Grant and Taiaha Hawke both rubbed noses with the prince (and the missus).

By popular demand.

This is the hongi


So, a hongi is sort of a neo-colonial Brown Nosing ritual?

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:10 PM

So, a hongi is sort of a neo-colonial Brown Nosing ritual?


Talk like that and you insult Hillary Clinton.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:28 PM

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=FjHRhzTOAcs
ETNZ: Big Cat Sponsorship
by EmTeamNZ

After a short meteoric rise in fortunes of brewing, The Big Cat is offering some vital sponsorship dollars in return for prime branding on the ETNZ AC72.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:38 PM


ETNZ: Big Cat Sponsorship
by EmTeamNZ

After a short meteoric rise in fortunes of brewing, The Big Cat is offering some vital sponsorship dollars in return for prime branding on the ETNZ AC72.


Now that is funny...
Just 25M reasons to support TNZ....

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:47 PM

That is brilliant. The artwork is almost as good as the humor, would pay good money for a pint or a T or whatever they might stamp Big Cat Beer onto - seriously! Very cool

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:51 PM

^^^

nice

i hope lion breweries is thinking of a limited run of

"steinlager big cat brew"

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:57 PM

^^^^

The way this gag is running i wouldn't be surprised if there isn't a limited edition of Big Cat Beer from Lion on the horizon.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:47 AM

Funny how people without degrees and "experience" at marketing are sometimes way ahead of the game in terms of making something out of nothing. They should show this to the thousands of NZ "marketing graduates" we manufacture

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:44 AM

^^^

nice

i hope lion breweries is thinking of a limited run of

"steinlager big cat brew"


somewhere on the label

the drop to drink

when your tractor's flyin'

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:51 PM

The 'Branding was on new rigid fairings that have replaced the 'sail-bags' on the inside of the diagonals. I would think they really need a few of these graphics if they are as light as they should be...


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Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:26 PM

The 'Branding was on new rigid fairings that have replaced the 'sail-bags' on the inside of the diagonals. I would think they really need a few of these graphics if they are as light as they should be...


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You mean like OR17's new signage
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:35 PM


The 'Branding was on new rigid fairings that have replaced the 'sail-bags' on the inside of the diagonals. I would think they really need a few of these graphics if they are as light as they should be...


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You mean like OR17's new signage
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This was sort of funny though childish the first time but with repeated postings it's losing what little impact it had the first time . As this forum is your life I know you can do better :)/>



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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:52 PM



The 'Branding was on new rigid fairings that have replaced the 'sail-bags' on the inside of the diagonals. I would think they really need a few of these graphics if they are as light as they should be...


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You mean like OR17's new signage
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This was sort of funny though childish the first time but with repeated postings it's losing what little impact it had the first time . As this forum is your life I know you can do better :)/>

There's more, just for you...and OR17
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:25 PM




The 'Branding was on new rigid fairings that have replaced the 'sail-bags' on the inside of the diagonals. I would think they really need a few of these graphics if they are as light as they should be...


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You mean like OR17's new signage
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This was sort of funny though childish the first time but with repeated postings it's losing what little impact it had the first time . As this forum is your life I know you can do better :)/>

There's more, just for you...and OR17
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Those are part of them welcome bag which will be distributed to ALL teams prior to launching on SF Bay :)

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:02 AM

Funny how people without degrees and "experience" at marketing are sometimes way ahead of the game in terms of making something out of nothing. They should show this to the thousands of NZ "marketing graduates" we manufacture


Finally, you say something with which I agree!

It is true!

And NZ has an unusually high number of self-educated experts who excel on the global stage (eg. Jackson, Hillary, Britten, Farr, Dalton, Hamilton, Tuwhare, Muru etc etc)

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:17 PM

Unusual weather events are on the rise.

Here is a bit from the NZ Herald. Probably explains why TNZ would not be out wrestling with a big wing. .

"A six-storey scaffolding tower yesterday blew on to a neighbouring office block in wild winds, smashing about 12 windows as it collapsed.

The structure by the Takapuna Finance Centre on Hurstmere Rd toppled over when a large piece of the concrete wall it was bolted to tore away from the building.

The 20m-high, 10m-wide structure damaged the neighbouring office block building as it fell."

This happened close to Kiwispy's world headquarters.

Others here (such as KJ) would also be familiar with the area.

The weather is supposed to get better later in the week.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:46 PM

Article on Dean and his dad.

http://www.nzherald....jectid=10848914

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:16 PM

When did DB start that Mo, late on November 21? :)

My (big-bearded) 76 yr old dad is having treatments, fortunately just tiny doses of radiation for a short time, precautionary.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:54 AM

When did DB start that Mo, late on November 21? :)

My (big-bearded) 76 yr old dad is having treatments, fortunately just tiny doses of radiation for a short time, precautionary.

Best wishes to your Dad fron KiwiLand.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:01 AM

Appreciated, Kwg. You've been a really nice dose of fresh air here.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:58 AM

When did DB start that Mo, late on November 21? :)

My (big-bearded) 76 yr old dad is having treatments, fortunately just tiny doses of radiation for a short time, precautionary.


All the best for your Dad Stingray. It's not the easiest of things to go through.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:28 PM

When did DB start that Mo, late on November 21? :)

My (big-bearded) 76 yr old dad is having treatments, fortunately just tiny doses of radiation for a short time, precautionary.


So sorry to hear that. All the best for your Dad, give him a big hug from me, please. My fingers are crossed the whole time that everything turns out well.




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