Emirates Team New Zealand.

Sailbydate

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Adrian Pawson works with Southern Spars on high end tech projects but his pleasure interests go from restoring VW Combis, Seagull (outboard) racing to ‘turbo charging’ (carbon fibre everything) Townson sailing dinghies.Adrian acquired a light weather foil off one of the Oracle AC50 boats  cost new $250,000+ . So too good to bin it, so its been re-born as a swing in his garden. I understand there is 2 ton of concrete under the purpose built carbon mounting bracket.

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Very cool.

 

Sailbydate

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I would dispute that they can argue about everything. I bet they lose a lot of arguments to their long-suffering spouses.

We need a minor eruption, broken boat or capsize, spying affair, or dolphin getting maimed, to spice things up a bit.
Ha. I haven't won an argument in nearly 49 years! She's never wrong, obviously. ;-)

 
Adrian Pawson works with Southern Spars on high end tech projects but his pleasure interests go from restoring VW Combis, Seagull (outboard) racing to ‘turbo charging’ (carbon fibre everything) Townson sailing dinghies.Adrian acquired a light weather foil off one of the Oracle AC50 boats  cost new $250,000+ . So too good to bin it, so its been re-born as a swing in his garden. I understand there is 2 ton of concrete under the purpose built carbon mounting bracket.

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2 ton of concrete? His kids must be fat!

 

dullers

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I can claim "both sides" - in 1805 my ancestor from Inverness, Scotland who worked on a slave plantation on the island of Grenada, West Indies, had a son with a female slave - apparently it was common practice for the young white men to take a mistress during their stint on the plantation.

That son is my great-great-grandfather.
I hope you spend the rest of your life apologising for something you didn't do.

 

JALhazmat

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Small foils if kept in range and under control-=very fast

small foils if not nailed down in terms of control and handling =shit show in manoeuvres 

at Xmas ETNZ had plenty of off the foil moments yet used boat speed to fix it, can they remove the off foil fubar moments and still maintain the tiny foil speed advantage. 

 
Adrian Pawson works with Southern Spars on high end tech projects but his pleasure interests go from restoring VW Combis, Seagull (outboard) racing to ‘turbo charging’ (carbon fibre everything) Townson sailing dinghies.Adrian acquired a light weather foil off one of the Oracle AC50 boats  cost new $250,000+ . So too good to bin it, so its been re-born as a swing in his garden. I understand there is 2 ton of concrete under the purpose built carbon mounting bracket.

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Oh it's Adrian! That makes a lot of sense.

I follow him on the Instagram and his posts are 99% high grade carbon porn. Honestly almost better than the all natural 22yo models I follow haha

 
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