AC36 - The Venue

Kaihoe

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 Thanks. A good roundup of all the contributing partners, including all the Kiwi companies..

These guys must also have a pretty good handle on all the national and international zones that have been geo-blocked.

Now that would be an interesting story!

Here in Auckland  i have multiple  digital and video choices that let me avoid TVNZ's heavily modified and "sweetened" coverage that is the kiss of death. When racing is on, all we get is mindless babble from local commentators, blotting out the boat audio.  And when no racing, endless mindless babble, interspersed -- thank the Sweet Baby Jesus -- by insights from the likes of Bianca Cook and Peter Lester.
Watch the America's Cup on Youtube with Commentators Ken Read, Nathan O and Shirley Robertson - they let the sailors do a lot of the commentary at key times of the race, very insightful and not the wall to wall comms you get from TVNZ.

 

Stingray~

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thank the Sweet Baby Jesus -- by insights from the likes of Bianca Cook
No idea if it was Bianca but while trying to find a segment on Devlin’s Radio NZ(?) channel recently I heard a pretty funny rant about who-all has been recruited for local coverage, ‘people who should stick to their Cooking shows’ included, it was very funny. 

 

kenergy

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All beer and skittles in Aotearoa for 70 days now the virus is creeping about Northland. Oz just closed their border with us. Not alarming yet, just enough to wake up the unmasked and complacent. 
Not sure about the unmasked,  but definitely the complacent. We have been riding our luck for a long time, if we are not very careful it will bite us in the arse. 

 

Sailbydate

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Bite us on the arse indeed, Ken. Some of us are a wee bit slow in, Northland, NZL.

I sat in a queue of hundreds of cars, for over 3 hours yesterday, waiting for a COVID-19 test. An alarming number of people got out to chat to people in other cars in the queue. No masks, no social distancing, no awareness of the supposed contamination proximity - but a good old chinwag, nonetheless. 

 

kenergy

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Yep, we are cursed by our current situation. 

Because we are generally living normally it is easy to slip into complacency, and we sure as shit have done that. 

Not that I'm complaining about our current situation. 

 
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TimmyHate

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Would love to have an hour on this, with an instructor 
Got to give it a go at the end of the year. Was pretty cool but only got like 5 minutes, got to do maybe half a dozen tacks at 25kts. Had a guy saying 'board down - turn - board up' for each one.

Likewise would love an hour to really tool around with it

 
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Amati

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They could be yanks that we have domesticated. 

We run an American refugee program where we allow yanks to settle here, teach them how to use metric, drive on the correct side of the road and eat burgers without mayonnaise. 
No mayonnaise?  :blink:   Aaack!  
 

Edit- Late as usual....but NZ is a long ways away...... ;)

 
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Amati

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The WORLD SAILING Racing Rules of Sailing AC Edition 2021
32 SHORTENING, ABANDONING OR TERMINATING AFTER THE START 
32.1 The race committee may shorten a course by reducing the number of legs to a course no 
fewer than four (4) legs or as specified in the sailing instructions for a Preliminary Regatta. 
A shortened course will be signalled via the RO Comms and indicate the leg that the 
shortened course applies to. The yachts shall finish at a finishing line between the staffs 
on the gate marks that end the leg signalled. 

Maybe there's more somewhere else, all is downloadable on the AC site.
Well, indoor windsurfing has been making a come back. Imagine that with multi billionaire and metropolitan/state/national/ world backing!

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Rudder_NZ

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Hi all. We are bringing our speedboat up from Wellington to watch the races. How chaotic will the ramps be. Which ramps should we try stay near and which ones should we avoid. Anyone know a guy who knows a guy that would let us keep the boat in the water on their mooring/jetty?

We were thinking of staying out near Bucklands beach and launching the boat out that way. If not is Waihiki a good option. Can we leave the boat safetly in the water somewhere there?

Thanks in advance

 

Nutta

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Hi all. We are bringing our speedboat up from Wellington to watch the races. How chaotic will the ramps be. Which ramps should we try stay near and which ones should we avoid. Anyone know a guy who knows a guy that would let us keep the boat in the water on their mooring/jetty?

We were thinking of staying out near Bucklands beach and launching the boat out that way. If not is Waihiki a good option. Can we leave the boat safetly in the water somewhere there?

Thanks in advance
Pop yourself in at Onehunga, should avoid most of the ramp traffic there...

8)

 

Woolfy

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Ramp at half moon bay is probably a good bet, plenty of parking and close to the back paddock (course E), bit of a haul to A, but not too bad. Doesn't really matter where you launch from it's probably going to be busy so maybe look at plenty of parking first. Waiheke? Don't even think about it, not that you wouldn't be welcome but parking near the ramps or beaches that it's safe to launch from is the square root of fuck all.

 

Rudder_NZ

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Ramp at half moon bay is probably a good bet, plenty of parking and close to the back paddock (course E), bit of a haul to A, but not too bad. Doesn't really matter where you launch from it's probably going to be busy so maybe look at plenty of parking first. Waiheke? Don't even think about it, not that you wouldn't be welcome but parking near the ramps or beaches that it's safe to launch from is the square root of fuck all.
Thanks for the good info. I'm an idiot and decided to ignore all of it. Got a place on Waihiki with a mooring so can hopefully just keep the boat in front of the place we are staying at and leave the trailer at a friends place in the city.

 

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