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  1. 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.


  2. 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

  3. I think Stingray is confusing Race Mgt boats which are actually the ETNZ big boats. As we were motoring back in after the race they both came out flat chat. Based on the photos they were bigger than anything else alongside and I'm sure were welcomed by AM.

  4. They were on the edge of the puff in the tack. It was way more than 20kn. A minute later when LR showed up it might have gotten back down to 20kn but my recollection was it was still higher than that.

    And yes, I was at the top mark.

  5. TC - They were way different in their roundings. AM went in hot and it was a whiparound and then skywards launch. LR sat the boat down and either got organised or worked out whether they were going to stop per SIs or keep going and then relaunched. Plus even in the minute later the line squall had settled. AM tacked right in the front edge of the squall. That said, the approaching rain line was really obvious,

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  6. I thought the crowd on Sunday was pretty good. There were big issues around the cable area, but that was well forecast to the Marshalls early in the day. Coming home was also very good. Probably the best I've seen considering the numbers of boats.

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