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1 hour ago, Priscilla said:

Crikey I do hope they manage the AC crew quarantine procedures a bit more robustly than this sloppy effort.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/wellington/121686690/guests-stunned-to-find-they-are-staying-alongside-avatar-crew-direct-from-covid19-hot-zone

hmm I take the local "news" here with lots of salt!     they have not worked out that a few anecdotes does not a complete story make.

i would be very very surprised if the whole group has not been isolated and tested and confirmed covid free before boarding...... and then still have 14 days here for good measure.     But you never know (and certainly dont from the story linked)   ... i might be surprised!

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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

They towed out around 11am and the breeze was light and puffy to start with. Foiled down the Channel and headed out to the Bays. The breeze started to build around midday and they got some long runs i

Yes, quite light but I didn't see all the afternoon's sailing, can only comment on later in the day, when Britannia 2 was running a #1 jib and foiling around no problem. They look quite quick at times

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6 minutes ago, Sailbydate said:

RORC Time Over Distance Interview Series - Brad Butterworth

Brad Butterworth lifted the lid on fascinating stories from the America's Cup, Steinlager II and a special feature on Rambler 88 in the ninth edition of the RORC Time Over Distance Lockdown series of interviews.

He has competed in seven editions of the America's Cup in the afterguard, winning the America's Cup four times in succession. Butterworth's winning streak of 16 consecutive races is unequalled. He was watch captain for Peter Blake's Steinlager II, winning all six legs of the 1989 Whitbread Round the World Race. In recent year's Butterworth has been tactician on George David's Maxi Rambler 88, taking line honours in the Rolex Fastnet Race, Rolex Middle Sea Race, and both line honours and the race record for the RORC Caribbean 600.

https://www.sail-world.com/news/229194/RORC-Time-Over-Distance--Brad-Butterworth

 

Still wears the same cologne as Wussell Thirty Pieces of Silver.

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11 minutes ago, breezie said:

hmm I take the local "news" here with lots of salt!     they have not worked out that a few anecdotes does not a complete story make.

i would be very very surprised if the whole group has not been isolated and tested and confirmed covid free before boarding...... and then still have 14 days here for good measure.     But you never know (and certainly dont from the story linked)   ... i might be surprised!

Maybe the border criteria should be self isolate at port of origin and then at destination.

Yup it may be commercially inconvenient but I don’t give a fuck with lost employees and unemployed whanau why take further risks.

 

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4 hours ago, Priscilla said:

Crikey I do hope they manage the AC crew quarantine procedures a bit more robustly than this sloppy effort. 

Putting ppl in a hotel in the middle of town without telling anyone around is NOT the kind of quarantine I've been expecting.

Putting them in a physically separated building at the airport or very close to it but away from everyone SO THAT WE DON'T GET FUCKING NEW CASES is what I expect.

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Commerce placing communities at risk is a usual capitalist behaviour but considering  the real fact AC36 is never going to recoup the public investment spent to date what robust Covid19 risk prevention assessment priorities are being developed by all parties that have a vested interest.

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9 hours ago, Sailbydate said:

RORC Time Over Distance Interview Series - Brad Butterworth

Brad Butterworth lifted the lid on fascinating stories from the America's Cup, Steinlager II and a special feature on Rambler 88 in the ninth edition of the RORC Time Over Distance Lockdown series of interviews.

He has competed in seven editions of the America's Cup in the afterguard, winning the America's Cup four times in succession. Butterworth's winning streak of 16 consecutive races is unequalled. He was watch captain for Peter Blake's Steinlager II, winning all six legs of the 1989 Whitbread Round the World Race. In recent year's Butterworth has been tactician on George David's Maxi Rambler 88, taking line honours in the Rolex Fastnet Race, Rolex Middle Sea Race, and both line honours and the race record for the RORC Caribbean 600.

https://www.sail-world.com/news/229194/RORC-Time-Over-Distance--Brad-Butterworth

Excellent interview with Brad.

I had no idea Larry Ellison was in the running to land Coutts and friends against EB and a major factor in Coutts and friends going with EB was Ellison wanted Chris Dickson to drive the boat over Coutts.  Talk about a poor decision.  Also, Butterworth gives a lot of credit to Ed Baird for the 2007 Cup win but also a lot of credit for the '95 TNZ win as well as helmsman of the backup boat.  Interesting interview. 

WetHog  :ph34r:

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1 hour ago, Chapter Four said:

Ellison Sailed Sayonara in the 1998 S2H and credits their survival to Chris Dicksons leadership.

Dickson had a "Job for Life" until Jimmy schooled him.

I knew about that but Coutts or Dickson to win a Cup after 2000?  Should be an easy choice. 
 

WetHog  :ph34r:

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3 hours ago, NZL3481 said:

There's not a lot of hurry to get Te Aihe sailing again it would seem...

Yeah ETNZ mentioned they've got the boat, but none of the parts (yet)... odd that a container would take longer though...

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One would think they have plenty of room for B1 & mule in that building, they could surely take it inside & unwrap/otherwise prepare, maybe make some mods.

Or are they busy with other stuff in there? :ph34r:

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9 hours ago, hoom said:

One would think they have plenty of room for B1 & mule in that building, they could surely take it inside & unwrap/otherwise prepare, maybe make some mods.

Or are they busy with other stuff in there? :ph34r:

Maybe the containers and mast have arrived, and that kit is being unpacked and prepared first? 

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On 6/2/2020 at 11:35 AM, NZL3481 said:

Mast transported separately.

If you watch the arrival video - the mast was on those boxes at time of craning off the ship - so it didn't ship separately and got as far as the arrival port - but where it is now is the question.

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On 6/2/2020 at 7:18 PM, hoom said:

One would think they have plenty of room for B1 & mule in that building, they could surely take it inside & unwrap/otherwise prepare, maybe make some mods.

Or are they busy with other stuff in there? :ph34r:

one would think they have enough room for B1 and B2 inside considering they are the only team allowed to test the 2 boats at once. going to assume while B2 is off site being build they have plenty of room for Te Kahu to sit beside B1

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16 hours ago, dbeauvar said:

Tip of the foil is breaking the surface quite often, but no real issue...

It is an issue. The drag goes up quite quickly as the foil approaches the surface. The advantage of very good control is large.

This technology will be very cool, safe, cheap, and therefore popular when fully automated.
 

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2 minutes ago, carcrash said:

It is an issue. The drag goes up quite quickly as the foil approaches the surface. The advantage of very good control is large.

This technology will be very cool, safe, cheap, and therefore popular when fully automated.
 

 

What i meant, is that the boat is not crashing as soon as the foil breaches the surface, there is no cavitation that propagates the full length and kills lift.

Flying/sailing seems safe at that time during the tack. It may not be the fastest mode of sailing when the tip breaches the surface but at least it's not crash mode.

 

Blue sky

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19 hours ago, dbeauvar said:

Tip of the foil is breaking the surface quite often, but no real issue...

First thing I noticed as well. We have not seen footage like that of any of the boats yet. Very interesting

Edit: end for the shot Mike!!!

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5 hours ago, barfy said:

First thing I noticed as well. We have not seen footage like that of any of the boats yet. Very interesting

Edit: end for the shot Mike!!!

Yet when you look at the IMOCA boats they have more than just the tip out of the water constantly.  That not just one boat, that's all of the new boats with the Dali foils. Go figure

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30 minutes ago, trt131 said:

Yet when you look at the IMOCA boats they have more than just the tip out of the water constantly.  That not just one boat, that's all of the new boats with the Dali foils. Go figure

Not a ballasted foil on the Imoca for starters.

It's for lift and without the canting keel they simply would be fucked.

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3 hours ago, trt131 said:

Yet when you look at the IMOCA boats they have more than just the tip out of the water constantly.  That not just one boat, that's all of the new boats with the Dali foils. Go figure

#Uptip

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6 hours ago, trt131 said:

Yet when you look at the IMOCA boats they have more than just the tip out of the water constantly.  That not just one boat, that's all of the new boats with the Dali foils. Go figure

 

2 hours ago, Ex-yachtie said:

#Uptip

Ya,I think that's the point ..with no active lift control they are depending on the surface piercing to back off lift ala early AC 34. I'm not sure that lee coupling would work with the keel??

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On 6/6/2020 at 6:10 AM, carcrash said:

It is an issue. The drag goes up quite quickly as the foil approaches the surface. The advantage of very good control is large.

But the higher it flies the less arm is in the water, reducing its drag so it's not a simple equation. Also, the outer wing isn't parallel to the surface, the tip is turned up so likely not as much drag as if it was shallow and parallel to the surface.

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1 hour ago, Stingray~ said:

I like him since I had the dubious pleasure to be the guest sailor on Aleph RC44 in 2016:
http://www.sailinganarchy.de/allgemein/unkomfortabel-beaengstigend-aber-grossartig

Thanks for the podcast, it's entertaining (haven't finished yet, tho).

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13 minutes ago, mikenz2 said:

They're taking Te Kāhu out in the rain, off North Head somewhere. I can't see them, from the city, through the rain at the moment.

After a couple of short runs in the harbour, while waiting for a third chase boat to join, they've headed out the Rangitoto Channel.

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10 hours ago, RobG said:

But the higher it flies the less arm is in the water, reducing its drag so it's not a simple equation. Also, the outer wing isn't parallel to the surface, the tip is turned up so likely not as much drag as if it was shallow and parallel to the surface.

And it's showing that they are using a mode that maximizes upwind lift. I've heard their angles have greatly improved recently from kite board scuttle butt..those guys are lining up on occasion.

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Just now, weta27 said:

Can someone move those f***ing cranes! :unsure:

Haha! Move the port you say?

I think team nz know where I live. They stopped perfectly behind a crane twice today - couldn't see hull nor mast.

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37 minutes ago, weta27 said:

Can someone move those f***ing cranes! :unsure:

Yeah Winston issued a cast iron guarantee that your wish would come true before 2027 and the cars would be gone by 2019.

Unfortunately Ports of Auckland in the interim built a carpark and installed 3 new cranes.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11914175

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On 5/31/2020 at 9:05 AM, Sea Breeze 74 said:

Burling, Tuke, Maloney, Junior and a bunch of top sailors all competing in the Teams Racing national Champs in Kerikeri this weekend. Gorgeous day yesterday, ugly as today with 35 gusting 40 forecast for later in the afternoon.

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Absolutely fantastic haircut Blair. 10/10

My money is now 100% on the Kiwi's to win the cup.

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11 hours ago, weta27 said:

No, an old shot to remind me how good she looks in full flight.

Will we see her back out on the Gulf in the next week or two?

She's getting quite a birthday. Now she'll be b1.75.

Or she's being gutted for b2.

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10 hours ago, barfy said:

She's getting quite a birthday. Now she'll be b1.75.

Or she's being gutted for b2.

It'll be something to warm the heart this winter. Come spring, we should have at least three of these things buzzing around the sparkling water.

Something to focus on other than Covid 19, the destruction of America and Trump.

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2 hours ago, Stingray~ said:

Listened to the second half now too, recommend it.

Self posting Muppet Troll

Edit. My fault for lasting until the last thread before I un iggyd a post. Fuck

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Interesting interview on butterballs. As an Aussie, I still think what Russ and the sheep did was one of the more cunty things you could do and he said it set a lot of them up and I think Russ has continued to show his cuntness with the septics which made the kiwi win even better. I forgot how close that final race in Valencia was and remember watching it with my late father in law.

Butterballs has certainly been kissed on the dick to get the opportunities he has had though i guess you don't get those chances unless your good.

We were quite looking forward to coming over to see the AC75's but will likely re-set and aim for the next one in NZ in 4 years ;-)

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1 hour ago, Boink said:

^^^^

Wasn't Dawn in mid fellatio on BB when he crashed his Merc(?) in Newport? I forget the year......

I'm sure he could be forgiven. That would be very distracting, no? ;-)

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I've been re-watching some of the AC35 racing on YouTube which is pretty entertaining. Not so much the final but the earlier rounds.

Does anyone know if they have the press conferences online somewhere? There was some classic stuff from Burling post race that I'd love to see again.

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On 6/9/2020 at 8:18 PM, barfy said:

Self posting Muppet Troll

Edit. My fault for lasting until the last thread before I un iggyd a post. Fuck

What? You've said you've put him on ignore at least 15 times. If you ignored people as much as you claim to you would have a blank fucking screen. It's just pixels asshole. You're kiwi, but even so you should have skin thick enough for fucking pixels. 

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19 minutes ago, pusslicker said:

What? You've said you've put him on ignore at least 15 times. If you ignored people as much as you claim to you would have a blank fucking screen. It's just pixels asshole. You're kiwi, but even so you should have skin thick enough for fucking pixels. 

Fuck you’re like a little chihuahua dog just hanging around getting under everyone’s feet waiting for people to drop little crumbs so you can snap them up. You turn up randomly making your little pointless irrelevant troll comments and replying to them when absolutely fucking no one is even talking to you. Quit yapping and Get outside ya mongrel! Lol

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To bring things back to sailing.... Here's 10mins of Emirates Team New Zealand throwing around Te Kāhu, yesterday out by Motukorea/Browns Island.

A spy boat was back out again yesterday. It's back to working in the office on Monday so will likely only be videos from me if they're out over the weekends.

 

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24 minutes ago, minimumfuss said:

Jeez that pic will get you stoned in the street in the current climate. We just need another one to race against. 

^^^ Only if you choose to read that into it.... My conscience is clear on that front. 

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Most excellent..I was getting tired just watching...I had heard guestimates that these beasts will manoeuvre 50% faster than the cats...starting to look that way.

Also all the tacks and gybes seem to be " no look", with a couple of crew coming over after, and one guy going the other way. If I get some time tomorrow I'll do a zoom and slo mo.

Thanks again @mikenz2 !!!!!! For giving us somethingmore interesting than whack a troll.

Soon you'll have 3 boats out there!!!

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On 6/10/2020 at 7:00 AM, Salty Seacock said:

It'll be something to warm the heart this winter. Come spring, we should have at least three of these things buzzing around the sparkling water.

Something to focus on other than Covid 19, the destruction of America and Trump.

You'd better dust off that camera salt boy, I remember you got some good shots many moons ago.

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6 hours ago, uflux said:

^^^ Only if you choose to read that into it.... My conscience is clear on that front. 

From my perspective I don't think the idea of fearing stoning is the point of the current social upheaval. It's should be less about fearing the 'gotcha' and reminding everyone to examine whether they are lifting up their fellow person or not, or encouraging people that they need to change the way they think about a category of people if they don't see them as equals. 

The meme seems good natured enough, it seems like a big reach to read into it that it insinuates the President would steal a car. 

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Hey what happened to the splash downs and rearing and ..... ?

and Johnny foreigner and family are now allowed into the country

This isn't the script ....  What the hell will we "debate" now ? (please anything BUT the last couple of AC's, Herbie etc .....)

Roll on AM's boat getting out there. Two boats on the harbour/gulf will be a sight to see.

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After today’s clown show, wouldn’t be surprised if the govt suspends it’s exemption policies going forward. The compassionate grounds policy is already suspended. The admission from the govt a short time ago is “The checks and balances simply weren’t there and that’s frustrating” 

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2 hours ago, Forourselves said:

After today’s clown show, wouldn’t be surprised if the govt suspends it’s exemption policies going forward. The compassionate grounds policy is already suspended. The admission from the govt a short time ago is “The checks and balances simply weren’t there and that’s frustrating” 

Grow some

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2 hours ago, Forourselves said:

After today’s clown show, wouldn’t be surprised if the govt suspends it’s exemption policies going forward. The compassionate grounds policy is already suspended. The admission from the govt a short time ago is “The checks and balances simply weren’t there and that’s frustrating” 

Sounds to me like the CoR better get their Entry Applications in real quick, as the way things are going at the moment, we'll be back in lockdown, the shutters will be drawn and this entry window will be slammed shut.

Non dire che non sei stato avvertito, ragazzi.

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