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40 minutes ago, 45Roller said:

I was wondering if we'd see any of those guys show up this cycle :lol:

Watched the new Black Magic documentary yet? It's very good 

New documentary? Is it online?

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It's pissing down outside and yes, we are back to Level 3. To all those moaning and bitching about it and calling the PM childish names, get a grip, we are the luckiest people in the world right

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3 hours ago, Sailbydate said:

Grip. ;-)

When you're a gay porn star, it's more of a clench than a grip, surely?

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On 3/7/2021 at 1:44 AM, NSP said:

I believe Dalton takes over $3m a year for his role, so it's a little disingenuous to say money isn't a factor as it's a great cash-cow if you can get part of it.

EDIT: also hearing rumors this may be GD's last cycle as CEO, with Shoebridge lined to take over and Dalton stepping into more of an Exec Chairman role (still on decent pay though I'm sure :D)

tough gig really, if they win the cup then he's worth every cent he's been paid. if they don't then public funds going on his vanity project! as a pressured CEO of a large corporation he deserves a decent wage.

https://asia-pacificboating.com/yachts-news-mcconaghys-mc63p-grant-dalton/

 

nice little boat he's buidling, not sure if the timing of the announcement is great.

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16 hours ago, Priscilla said:

Generally speaking conserving ones energy before a hammering by the All Blacks is the most prudent reply to a Haka.

Another form of a Maori challenge is the Wero performed as a welcome.

 

The hammering went the other way that day.....

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5 hours ago, dullers said:

The hammering went the other way that day.....

The term “generally” is the clue Dullard.

We lose occasionally to keep you guys enthusiastic about taking to the paddock which generally results in a thrashing.

The historical record between both nations sees a 77%  win rate in favour of the Kiwis.

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6 hours ago, shebeen said:

tough gig really, if they win the cup then he's worth every cent he's been paid. if they don't then public funds going on his vanity project! as a pressured CEO of a large corporation he deserves a decent wage.

https://asia-pacificboating.com/yachts-news-mcconaghys-mc63p-grant-dalton/

 

nice little boat he's buidling, not sure if the timing of the announcement is great.

Great to see Lord Dalton supporting the local Kiwi boat building industry....

Where exactly is the McConaghy’s yard in Nz.

Peter Trickle Down Busfield will know I’ll give him a call.

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24 minutes ago, Priscilla said:

The term “generally” is the clue Dullard.

We lose occasionally to keep you guys enthusiastic about taking to the paddock which generally results in a thrashing.

The historical record between both nations sees a 77%  win rate in favour of the Kiwis.

The clue is in the term "that day" prissy.

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3 hours ago, Priscilla said:

The term “generally” is the clue Dullard.

We lose occasionally to keep you guys enthusiastic about taking to the paddock which generally results in a thrashing.

The historical record between both nations sees a 77%  win rate in favour of the Kiwis.

We lose occasionally to keep you guys enthusiastic about taking to the paddock which generally results in a thrashing.

The historical record in test cricket between both nations is an 82% win rate in favour of us poms.

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9 hours ago, dullers said:

The hammering went the other way that day.....

Yup - it did.  I can just imagine the conversation that was going on when you Poms designed the format for the Rugby World Cup.  "Let's do it as a best of 13 series like the Americas Cup.  Oh wait..."
 

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3 minutes ago, Regular Swimmer said:

Yup - it did.  I can just imagine the conversation that was going on when you Poms designed the format for the Rugby World Cup.  "Let's do it as a best of 13 series like the Americas Cup.  Oh wait..."
 

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Just now, Regular Swimmer said:

Ah... what's in a name, huh?  It must have been hell for you at school.

Still ?

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10 minutes ago, dullers said:

Still ?

OK, I'll feed the troll...
(1) England would be lucky to win two out of three against the All-blacks, let alone 7 of 13
(2) England has never won the Americas Cup
(1) => England need a RWC format where luck gives them a chance.
(3) The IRB was dominated by Home Nations at the time the WRC was conceived.

Geez... it just loses its impact if you have to explain it :wacko:

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10 minutes ago, Regular Swimmer said:

OK, I'll feed the troll...
(1) England would be lucky to win two out of three against the All-blacks, let alone 7 of 13
(2) England has never won the Americas Cup
(1) => England need a RWC format where luck gives them a chance.
(3) The IRB was dominated by Home Nations at the time the WRC was conceived.

Geez... it just loses its impact if you have to explain it :wacko:

Are most of your posts since you joined to me?

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Throwback Thursday (just about in GMT)

"Sailing Away is a 1986 single by a supergroup of New Zealand singers and personalities, to promote New Zealand yacht KZ-7 in the 1987 America's Cup. It spent nine weeks at #1 in the singles chart, the longest run of a New Zealand single until 2009. While the song is conceptually similar to the many charity supergroup singles released in the mid-1980s, "Sailing Away" has its origins as a television advertisement and was not a charity record."

 

 

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17 minutes ago, Regular Swimmer said:

OK, I'll feed the troll...
(1) England would be lucky to win two out of three against the All-blacks, let alone 7 of 13
(2) England has never won the Americas Cup
(1) => England need a RWC format where luck gives them a chance.
(3) The IRB was dominated by Home Nations at the time the WRC was conceived.

Geez... it just loses its impact if you have to explain it :wacko:

Well they won the World Cup in 66 and two World Wars ...according to them

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20 minutes ago, Paddywackery said:

With everyone locked up and music events canned, this was put together to raise the spirits. Enjoy.

I used to be able double-tap to open vids in YT, convenient for sending share links to family and friends. Did that change, with the new forum setup? 
 

edit: actually, it worked on my third attempt.. Cool vid, cheers

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1 hour ago, 45Roller said:

Throwback Thursday (just about in GMT)

"Sailing Away is a 1986 single by a supergroup of New Zealand singers and personalities, to promote New Zealand yacht KZ-7 in the 1987 America's Cup. It spent nine weeks at #1 in the singles chart, the longest run of a New Zealand single until 2009. While the song is conceptually similar to the many charity supergroup singles released in the mid-1980s, "Sailing Away" has its origins as a television advertisement and was not a charity record."

 

 

Wow. It felt pretty good seeing that flash back. Go ETNZ.

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1 minute ago, aucklander said:

What can ETNZ pull out of the hat.   This situation is seriously bad.

With the boat config locked in - is there anything that can be done, anything held in reserve?  mode?  

Winning the start would be helpful.

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16 hours ago, shebeen said:

tough gig really, if they win the cup then he's worth every cent he's been paid. if they don't then public funds going on his vanity project! as a pressured CEO of a large corporation he deserves a decent wage.

https://asia-pacificboating.com/yachts-news-mcconaghys-mc63p-grant-dalton/

 

nice little boat he's buidling, not sure if the timing of the announcement is great.

If you think GD's lifelong career hasn't returned enough for the guy to deserve pulling together whatever a powercat (albeit a lux one) costs (ie about half the value of an average Auckland house) then you're a complete arsehole with shoelaces.

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3 hours ago, aucklander said:

What can ETNZ pull out of the hat.   This situation is seriously bad.

With the boat config locked in - is there anything that can be done, anything held in reserve?  mode?  

This post has aged really well:) lol

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2 hours ago, rh3000 said:

If you think GD's lifelong career hasn't returned enough for the guy to deserve pulling together whatever a powercat (albeit a lux one) costs (ie about half the value of an average Auckland house) then you're a complete arsehole with shoelaces.

Oh I betcha this is at least a couple of Auckland houses.

That said, am I the only one that thinks it looks fugly?

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3 minutes ago, jaysper said:

Oh I betcha this is at least a couple of Auckland houses.

That said, am I the only one that thinks it looks fugly?

Probably. He probably only lives in a shitbox overlooking, Takapuna Beach, or next door to Weta.

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1 hour ago, jaysper said:

That said, am I the only one that thinks it looks fugly?

I wouldn't turn it down....35kts for a 63 footer is pretty impressive. Not many big boats go that fast.

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7 minutes ago, Horn Rock said:

I wouldn't turn it down....35kts for a 63 footer is pretty impressive. Not many big boats go that fast.

Probably hard to clean fish guts off the shagpile in the saloon tho.

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6 minutes ago, 36thLatitude said:

Probably hard to clean fish guts off the shagpile in the saloon tho.

Yes good point, although she does looks okay to fish off the back.

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40 minutes ago, Horn Rock said:

I wouldn't turn it down....35kts for a 63 footer is pretty impressive. Not many big boats go that fast.

Sure, but it's not exactly an attractive boat is it?

I mean it's not as bad as Ratcliffes oil tanker, but it's still kinda ugly.

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Vi siete cagati addosso dopo la prima regata oggi eh? :D :D Non c'è bisogno di vergognarsi, a noi italiani era capitato lo stesso ieri! :D :D

You shitted your pants after race 1, today, didn't you? :D :D No need to be ashamed, we Italians did the same yesterday :D :D

Now I understand why many  (not Kiwis or Italians of course) thought the new class of boat was shit :D

Too much emotions so far. Buona fortuna per le prossime regate.

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7 hours ago, jaysper said:

Oh I betcha this is at least a couple of Auckland houses.

That said, am I the only one that thinks it looks fugly?

Probably depends greatly on which Auckland house you are talking about.

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Hope you enjoy the Lockdown Ukulele Lockdown. Niall bought the community Ukulele's, they learned how to play and then they sang a song together.

 

 

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On 3/10/2021 at 6:26 AM, rantro said:

White people should not do the haka.  They look silly.

They stole their land, raped their women, chopped down the forests then stole their ceremonies.

That's probably the stupidiest, most moronic shit I've read on this forum. And that's to say a lot.

 

Well done.

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8 minutes ago, 45Roller said:

New from GMR, launching on a race day 

 

 

What's the water coming out from the hole adjacent the cant arm at 6.25ish? The hives impression was this was a camera for crew? Weird. 

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6 minutes ago, chuso007 said:

That's probably the stupidiest, most moronic shit I've read on this forum. And that's to say a lot.

 

Well done.

Yes, spot on. 

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7 hours ago, Paddywackery said:

 

Hope you enjoy the Lockdown Ukulele Lockdown. Niall bought the community Ukulele's, they learned how to play and then they sang a song together.

 

 

"Where words fail music speaks"

Thanks from us hobbits to you leprechauns! 

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11 minutes ago, minimumfuss said:

"Where words fail music speaks"

Thanks from us hobbits to you leprechauns! 

Glad you enjoyed it. Even when we're locked up, we find a way to make music.

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37 minutes ago, chuso007 said:

That's probably the stupidiest, most moronic shit I've read on this forum. And that's to say a lot.

 

Well done.

Oh, you're memory is clearly failing you. There is much more fucked up shit on these forums than that. I'm sure he has made many more on his own.

But yeah, whiteys doing haka was fucking stupid.

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50 minutes ago, chuso007 said:

That's probably the stupidiest, most moronic shit I've read on this forum. And that's to say a lot.

 

Well done.

You might want to read up on your Spanish colonial history...

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11 minutes ago, Indio said:

You might want to read up on your Spanish colonial history...

Correct. The Aztec, Maya, Inca and the Arawaks in the Caribbean make for a good starting point. 

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1 hour ago, chuso007 said:

That's probably the stupidiest, most moronic shit I've read on this forum. And that's to say a lot.

Well done.

So, did they teach you any history at school?

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9 hours ago, nroose said:

Probably depends greatly on which Auckland house you are talking about.

Hardly matters. Median, Auckland house price is $1,100,000.

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42 minutes ago, Indio said:

You might want to read up on your Spanish colonial history...

Maybe be I should recommend some readings to you, the first one, the Spanish legislation on the "indians".

First lesson, the Spanish overseas territories were never considered "colonies".

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34 minutes ago, rantro said:

So, did they teach you any history at school?

I'm not denying what the British did on their "discoveries" in the Pacific, but those "whites" are not the same white people that live in the 21st century you know.

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11 minutes ago, chuso007 said:

Maybe be I should recommend some readings to you, the first one, the Spanish legislation on the "indians".

First lesson, the Spanish overseas territories were never considered "colonies".

Criminals never consider themselves criminals either :lol:

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41 minutes ago, Paddywackery said:

Correct. The Aztec, Maya, Inca and the Arawaks in the Caribbean make for a good starting point. 

Just compare the dominant genes from the population of the former Spanish territories and those from the former British empire and we can share a few laughs, just a hint:

Nicolás Maduro - WikipediaLa Tribuna: Evo Morales cobra la deuda a Europa

Joe Biden's Plan for Empowering Black America | Post News ...Malcolm Turnbull - Wikiquote

 

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Just now, Indio said:

Criminals never consider themselves criminals either :lol:

Neither do ignorants

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47 minutes ago, rantro said:

So, did they teach you any history at school?

I can school you on colonial history anytime you want, but I'll warn you, you won't like it.

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3 hours ago, Sailbydate said:

Hardly matters. Median, Auckland house price is $1,100,000.

That boat is probably around that much, so half the houses below and half above.

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Not Looking good ...  Might need NZs greatest helmsman on board ( according to most Kiwis here)...

 

Where are you Dean?...  NZ needs you.

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1 hour ago, nroose said:

That boat is probably around that much, so half the houses below and half above.

I would have thought it would have been worth somewhere in the $2 Mill range. Pretty big, all the mod cons and fairly quick too.

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4 hours ago, jaysper said:

I would have thought it would have been worth somewhere in the $2 Mill range. Pretty big, all the mod cons and fairly quick too.

But a bit ugly Jaysper, for that kind of money you'd like something pretty.

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9 hours ago, chuso007 said:

I can school you on colonial history anytime you want, but I'll warn you, you won't like it.

But you missed the part about native women raping and forest chopping?

In the early days of all colonies, white women were in very short supply.  But there were naked native women running about in the bush!  So then an exploring party is organised and they get record numbers of applicants.

I wonder why?

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16 hours ago, Paddywackery said:

But a bit ugly Jaysper, for that kind of money you'd like something pretty.

There are no pretty fizz boats.

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I haven't had a chance to catch up on several days of ACA as have been getting pissed out on the water watching the racing ... well, on Saturday anyway - today I just got pissed. Thought I'd add some spy shots to rival @weta27's. ETNZ have re-configured their boat with a different deck layout and foil package. Fuck the measurement committee, they'll be out screaming tomorrow with this setup. 

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24 minutes ago, Salty Seacock said:

Meh. Another lightish day. 10 knots BS. 

Supposedly looking at quite a lot more wind if Ian murray is to be believed.

Or should I say if our local fuckwit media's interpretation of what Ian murray said is to be believed.

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8 hours ago, Sea Breeze 74 said:

I haven't had a chance to catch up on several days of ACA as have been getting pissed out on the water watching the racing ... well, on Saturday anyway - today I just got pissed. Thought I'd add some spy shots to rival @weta27's. ETNZ have re-configured their boat with a different deck layout and foil package. Fuck the measurement committee, they'll be out screaming tomorrow with this setup. 

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Brick man rocks.

He had a shit tonne of his stuff on exhibit in Te Papa (national museum for non-kiwis) and it was fucking awesome.

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7 hours ago, tractorbeam said:

Opinion is divided.

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OK. I'll make an exception. She is a fine looking boat.

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9 hours ago, Sea Breeze 74 said:

I haven't had a chance to catch up on several days of ACA as have been getting pissed out on the water watching the racing ... well, on Saturday anyway - today I just got pissed. Thought I'd add some spy shots to rival @weta27's. ETNZ have re-configured their boat with a different deck layout and foil package. Fuck the measurement committee, they'll be out screaming tomorrow with this setup. 

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I'm a bit worried the new 'studded for their pleasure' aero package isn't going to work. 

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1 hour ago, jaysper said:

Brick man rocks.

He had a shit tonne of his stuff on exhibit in Te Papa (national museum for non-kiwis) and it was fucking awesome.

I took the young fella to see the same exhibition at the Auckland Museum (hence Te Rehutai pics). It was very good.

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Well, two races and two wins. This thing will be decided soon and the victors will be wearing huge smiles. This regatta, during a global pandemic has delivered all it promised to date. It is exciting, there is match racing going on and the two teams are sailing very well. 

Bruno should retire though. He's a tired old man who has sucked on too many cocks. His mind is mush. 

 

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22 minutes ago, Salty Seacock said:

Bruno should retire though. He's a tired old man who has sucked on too many cocks. His mind is mush. 

That is probably the most relevant comment on this forum.

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