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  1. btime

    How about a The Ocean Race thread?

    yes, but winning again would be best - we are also missing the Christchurch SailGP so it's stacking up
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    How about a The Ocean Race thread?

    still reeling in the news of no Auckland stopover - hopefully this can be reversed. Auckland, our sailing community, the marine industry and indeed NZ really need the positivity events like this bring, especially with a NZ based entry this time. Hope our agencies are working on this real hard
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    thanks dg, friday looks better - westerly 14 gusting 21 knots
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    can see just 5 teams in the practice video released on social so far - wonder if the other 3 had time in that same pressure - forecast looks lighter for weekend, slightly more on sunday
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    ouch that's not goood for the event or the venue - really hope this can be sorted through a positive lens. theres a dedicated facility for maritime border miq such as seafearers - maybe one is needed for major events eg allblack & wallabies rugby teams have just managed to play an...
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    AC36 - The Match

    we have a light SE at the mo, tending east & variable - hard choice is the course area today
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    Christmas Regatta

    looking at the 1K models on predictwind at 1500, course E if it can be rotated left a little with sea room is promising
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    Christmas Regatta

    the course area decision will be challenging today, light SE & NE at the mo depending on which side of Rangi 
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    what a relief not easy being us today, but wow hats off to the rescuers
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    Team NYYC

    yep north coast of Waiheke Island today
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    How about a The Ocean Race thread? No mention of in-port races as yet - they were great in the past, challenging for crews and shore teams - great for the host ports and fans
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    a bouquet for the Kea  & Fullers - she does by far the most dockings of any ferry on the harbour, carries a big load for her LWL, efficiently doesnt need to turn around in the increasingly crowded ferry basin or at devo wharf - has one engine each end in oppossing hulls, - one of the...
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    Cagliari First Ever AC75 Regatta Predictions 23-26 April

    Moby lines sail overnight from either Napoli or Civitivaeccia - also from Genoa however unloading at Olbia in the NE & then a long train ride to Cagliari - worthy scenery though.  another operator called Tirrenia
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    spotted a red hulled F50 trialing off Ruakaka beach (New Zealand, North Island East Coast) on friday 10th in good breeze, couple of chase boats - could have been the new Danish entry
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    Auckland AC logistics

    Waiheke Island is 35 min's from the Auckland CBD by fast ferry - accomodation is largely in managed holiday homes with two or three larger places. Plenty of B&B and Luxury options too. In between AC race days there are many Vineyards for Wine, Olive and Honey tasting and local cussine...
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    New imoca boats

    here's a wild guess - HB to Conrad Colman 
  17. btime

    SailGP - Sydney Inaugural Regatta

    SKY NZ showed a preview at midday today, interviews, practice race footage & general hype however it's clearly thoroughly produced & bodes well for race 1 
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    SailGP - Sydney Inaugural Regatta

    New Zealand coverage info released yesterday here
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    SailGP - Sydney Inaugural Regatta

    For Kiwi based watchers out there - Sky TV have the rights to show this live however are not advertising in their schedules. In a call back just now they advised no decision has been made on whether to show the races Live, when or if - recommended keeping an eye on their TV guide... awesome
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    VOR 2017-18

    & Jo Aleh