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  1. Was down at the club Sunday morning watching them getting ready and launching. Place was packed with young and old, kids, parents etc. Every one was mingling and chatting, helping each other and offering "advice" It will be long remembered by the up and coming sailors. Came home and sat on deck watching the racing on the bay in front of us.
  2. Our club, Bay of Islands Yacht Club, which is where the foiling week is being held has a tremendous youth program. Just have a look at the photos of kids enjoying sailing. https://www.facebook.com/sailthebay
  3. Foiling week up here in the Bay of Islands and these guys leading. Francesco in this video: https://www.facebook.com/foilbayofislands/videos/201402174687571 more info here: https://www.facebook.com/foilbayofislands/ heading down to the club now to see what's going on
  4. These are shore based weather stations and will give some idea of conditions. Note they are usually at peoples homes and may or may not be calibrated, accurate or even have wind sensors. link:https://www.wunderground.com/wundermap?lat=-36.87&lon=174.78
  5. Harbour Master has imposed 5kt speed restriction so it takes about 2hrs to get to course E. About 1400 boats out for first race
  6. Looking for breeze this morning up in the Bay of Islands
  7. so.. sitting on our deck enjoying morning coffee overlooking Te Haumi, a shallow tidal beach, in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Close to Paihia and views over to Russell. Lots of on water action, sailing, ferries, charter boats etc. At 8.46am the tsumani siren starts wailing, mobile phones ring loudly with Civil Defence Alert. There had been a 8.1 earthquake near the Kermadc Islands early that morning with the possibility of a Tsumani. Now they are declaring an evacuation of all low lying areas. As we are about 80m/260` up we are OK, but our street is soon filled with cars fr
  8. article about some medical staff who have arrived in New Zealand: Exceptionally draining': US medics shattered by Covid elated to be in New Zealand https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/123848974/exceptionally-draining-us-medics-shattered-by-covid-elated-to-be-in-new-zealand
  9. Great Barrier doing its job of blocking wind: https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-184.92,-34.12,5881/loc=174.353,-35.199 nice breeze of 8-10 up here in Bay of Islands
  10. I smoked Camel, when you offered them around nobody would take one. But I could smoke theirs.
  11. Here in NZ we live north of Auckland and temp is similar to Florida. Lots of commercial citrus but also large numbers of homes have trees laden with fruit. You can call a group that sends volunteers to pick the fruit and then hand on to shipping companies will carry it free for distribution to folks in the South Island where its to cold for them to grow Just for size comparison as NZ should be reversed.
  12. Saw a large cat sailing by this morning so looked at Marine Traffic: The vessel is currently at port OPUA, NZ after a voyage of 24 days, 21 hours originating from port PAPEETE, PF. MOUSETRAP (IMO: 9674701) is a Yacht that was built in 2012 (8 years ago) and is sailing under the flag of Cayman Is. It’s carrying capacity is 15 t DWT and her current draught is reported to be 3 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 33.52 meters and her width is 14.05 meters. Was down at Opua wharf later and word was they are returning Kiwi's
  13. Kellyanne: Mafia connection https://gregolear.substack.com/p/tinker-tailor-mobster-trump
  14. Here the whole country is in lock down. Everybody but essential workers in self isolation. All business other than essential such as supermarkets closed. No restaurants, takeaways, pubs,retail etc No schools, sports, sailing etc No travel except things like supermarket but then limits on number of customers in store and must keep 2m apart. Its eerily quite, had to go to the chemist in our small town. only 2 cars, all stores but 2 mini supermarkets closed. But overall it seems to be working: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/new-zealand/ If you
  15. I posted this another thread but above photo really tells the story: Here in New Zealand we have around 950 case with fairly detail info on each ie cases local to me: Case 1 (RECOVERED): Male, 20s. Departed Paris on flight EY38 to Abu Dhabi on March 14, then to Sydney on flight EY450 and then to Auckland on VA0141, arriving on March 16 Case 2: Female, 40s. Departed Melbourne on flight JQ217 to Auckland on March 15 Case 3: Female, 50s. Departed UK on flight EK38 to Dubai on March 19. Departed Dubai on flight EK448 for Auckland on March 21 (recovering in Whangarei hospital as of 26
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