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Sailbydate last won the day on March 23

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About Sailbydate

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  • Birthday 06/09/1951

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    Sailing. Classic Yachts. Following what's happening in development classes.

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  1. Speaking of changing the visual landscape, this 50' Roger Hill sloop caught my eye. Very nicely set up for long distance cruising. https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/boats-marine/yachts/keeler/listing/2852014562?bof=Lt0Wxzy8
  2. Is that a clinker-built, Providence Whaleboat in the background? What a beauty.
  3. Yep. Pub's still going strong, but sadly the old wharf has long since gone. Ongoing delays with resource consents (surprise, surprise) to rebuild it - but big progress with boardwalks and tracks linking Mangawhai and Heads communities.
  4. Ha. We're practically neighbours. I'm on the other side of the estuary.
  5. Nice boat. How far 'northward' just out of interest? Is Northland about to welcome another Auckland Refugee, by chance? ;-)
  6. Indeed. Just as any interested Billionaire (like Sir James, or Ernesto) will be looking closely at what can be offered to entice those same, 'people who are funded'. Just sayin.
  7. It worked OK for the, VOR. Just shit SailGP, F50's I guess. ;-)
  8. No problem. According to PB, it's useless anyway - along with the other also-rans. ;-)
  9. GD did what he needed to, to successfully challenge then defend. I've no doubt he'll be up for AC37.
  10. Well, you can be sure he's working hard to secure some. If anyone can, he can. I hope he's successful.
  11. I wasn't interested at all in what 1,000 random Kiwis had to say in answer to a bunch of leading, self-serving questions. ;-) My interest was that our elected officials tried to use it to justify yet another failure.
  12. Not quite, SB. "A NZ Herald Kantar nationwide poll found 43 per cent believed the $99m offer was sufficient with 25 per cent saying the Government and the council should not have offered any funding to Emirates Team New Zealand. Just 11 per cent of respondents said the Government and council should have offered Team New Zealand whatever it wanted, and just over one in five (21 per cent) were unsure about how much public funding should go to holding the next event in the City of Sails."
  13. Ha, ha. NZ Herald quoting their poll of 1,000 Kiwis - with 43% believing the Government/Council offer of $99 million (in kind and cash) 'was sufficient'. "America's Cup Minister Stuart Nash and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff said the poll indicates the $99m offer was sufficient and they got the balance right." https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/americas-cup-poll-how-kiwis-feel-about-the-governments-99m-bid-to-keep-cup-in-nz/VQK6PLHA2GS7NFB2RUVQM5DWDQ/ Clearly, it wasn't, which is why they were told to fuck off. You couldn't make this shit up.
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