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  1. I wonder what will happen to Ragtime. It would be nice if she could come back to NZ.
  2. Nothing like a nice 140 miler with a 40 mile breezy beat to kick things off. A typically mixed New Zealand fleet. A Rapido 60 tri (Romanza), a V65, a canting keel modified Gen 1 TP52(V5), a gaggle of smaller 28 - 40 racer cruisers - Ross's, Elliotts etc inc smaller multis, and a range of cruiser racers. About 40 entries which is good these days. Plus the Queen of NZ sailing - Ranger, which dominated keelboat raceing for decades - 1930-60s A few didn't like the forecast which Predictwind said would be gusts of 30+. In the end it never really got over 25, and it was a soft breeze at th
  3. With that haircut KR looks more like James May (Top Gear / Grand Tour)
  4. Up to NZD $18k with 8 hours to go. If anyone offshore wants a local to look after it while you wait to come over PM me.
  5. Alcatraz $18k with 8 hours to run on auction. Closes 8pm NZ time. sigh.
  6. 8kn at 1515 from a race yacht on the perimeter. Eyeball reports say even across course.
  7. Hi All. We were parked 10 metres away and had a chat to her. She actually went and said hi to the LR guys and was on the RIB for selfies. Turns out she is a proper good sort. 2 x Breast Cancer Survivor and co-founder of Paddle For Hope, Karin Horen There were also a heap of jet skis and kayaks show up for a chat, and one of them was showing wake board foiling fins to Jimmy. This was all on the left side of the course closest to the beach and away form the madness on the RHS and bottom of the course.
  8. It was a bit more than a gentle breeze today. Even though racing was cancelled due to covid there were plenty of 30+ gusts this aftermoon. Racing would have been very unlikely. Bring on Wednesday (NZ time)
  9. I recall the Verdier Seahorse article from a year or so ago regarding a bow chop being a cost effective option. Has anyone seen any info regarding what series models would be good to add a scow bow to vs those that don't have the right lines?
  10. Jono


    Watching the 75s live is totally awesome, but agree it is more fun when the racing is close. We then get to go home and watch the rerun on double speed. Still awesome. But I'm too out of touch to ever hope to sail on one. I remeber watching 95. I'd watch the start and the first couple of tacks. Black Magic was then well in front so I'd settle back into work. I'd lift my head for the mark roundings but in reality not a lot was going on. People only remember the romance, not the actuality. And if we know someone us weekend worriers can generally still get out on a 12, or even possibly a J.
  11. Good boats at the right price always sell.
  12. We/re in lockdown so perusing the sites. I see Nips was on offer but showing as llisted again. Beachball still for sale. Avalanche looks best. IRC of 1.15 seems low. But looking at the photos it might be detuned for sail area? Of the Sydney 38s has 1 gone.? - I can never pronounce it's name
  13. 150+ Junior dinghy sailors in Auckland racing this weekend prior to the Prada Cup finals which are late afternoon NZ time..
  14. My book shelf is a far better place due to his efforts. And Barracuda was the coolest boat around in its day. A great loss.
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