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    FBI storms Mar a Lago

    Interesting: When Trump left the White House, Nauta decided to join him at Mar-a-Lago. Campaign finance records show that Nauta was placed on the payroll of a Trump political action committee, Save America, in 2021. He was on payroll as recently as August, making $5,227.81 a paycheck, or about...
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    The "Delta Variant" and unvaccinated people

    The Only Person Not Killed Or Hospitalized In This COVID Outbreak Was Vaccinated A deadly outbreak in Manatee County, Florida, offers a cautionary tale.   Two people are dead after a recent COVID-19 outbreak in the IT department of a county government building in...
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    Outteridge leading, Bruni 2nd: Foiling week

    Was down at the club Sunday morning watching them getting ready and launching. Place was packed with young and old, kids, parents etc. Every one was mingling and chatting, helping each other and offering "advice" It will be long remembered by the up and coming sailors. Came home and sat on...
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    Outteridge leading, Bruni 2nd: Foiling week

    Our club, Bay of Islands Yacht Club, which is where the foiling week is being held has a tremendous youth program. Just have a look at the photos of kids enjoying sailing.
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    Outteridge leading, Bruni 2nd: Foiling week

    Foiling week up here in the Bay of Islands and these guys leading. Francesco in this video: more info here: heading down to the club now to see what's going on
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    AC36: The Match (6-15th March. Reserve days to the 21st)

    These are shore based weather stations and will give some idea of conditions. Note they are usually at peoples homes and may or may not be calibrated, accurate or even have wind sensors. link:
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    AC36: The Match (6-15th March. Reserve days to the 21st)

    Harbour Master has imposed 5kt speed restriction so it takes about 2hrs to get to course E. About 1400 boats out for first race
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    AC36: The Match (6-15th March. Reserve days to the 21st)

    Looking for breeze this morning up in the Bay of Islands
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    Tsumani warning - some observations

    so.. sitting on our deck enjoying morning coffee overlooking Te Haumi, a shallow tidal beach, in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Close to Paihia and views over to Russell. Lots of on water action, sailing, ferries, charter boats etc. At 8.46am the tsumani siren starts wailing, mobile phones...
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    I am angry today

    article about some medical staff who have arrived in New Zealand:  Exceptionally draining': US medics shattered by Covid elated to be in New Zealand
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    Christmas Regatta

    Great Barrier doing its job of blocking wind:,-34.12,5881/loc=174.353,-35.199 nice breeze of 8-10 up here in Bay of Islands
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    Today’s Trump Deaths

    I smoked Camel, when you offered them around nobody would take one. But I could smoke theirs.  
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    Don't MoveTo Florida

    Here in NZ we live north of Auckland and temp is similar to Florida. Lots of commercial citrus but also large numbers of homes have trees laden with fruit. You can call a group that sends volunteers to pick the fruit and then hand on to shipping companies will carry it free for distribution to...
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    Cruising Controversy in Kiwi Land.... German's in Stir

    Saw a large cat sailing by this morning so looked at Marine Traffic:   The vessel is currently at port OPUA, NZ after a voyage of 24 days, 21 hours originating from port PAPEETE, PF. MOUSETRAP (IMO: 9674701) is a Yacht that was built in 2012 (8 years ago) and is sailing under the flag...
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    Lincoln Project - getting better with every film

    Kellyanne: Mafia connection
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    Social Distancing May Not Be Enough

    Here the whole country is in lock down. Everybody but essential workers in self isolation. All business other than essential such as supermarkets closed. No restaurants, takeaways, pubs,retail etc No schools, sports, sailing etc No travel except things like supermarket but then limits on...
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    Social Distancing May Not Be Enough

    Here in New Zealand we have around 950 case with fairly detail info on each ie cases local to me: Case 1 (RECOVERED): Male, 20s. Departed Paris on flight EY38 to Abu Dhabi on March 14, then to Sydney on flight EY450 and then to Auckland on VA0141, arriving on March 16 Case 2: Female, 40s...
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    The Coastal Classic NZ a sprint up the coast

    Beau just crossed the line
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    Info regarding for a mooring or pilling in NZ North island?

    just some links to moorings in my area, The Bay of Islands, which may give some ideas of cost etc. and a chart of locations...
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    Livin' the Dream...rudder repairs in exotic locations

    At least the sun is shining and it's wamer to-day.

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