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Sail-World Mailbag- Readers comments from the last week or so

by Sail-World Readers on 17 Feb 2011
The superb Taotane - 90th Lipton Cup coming up on 19th March .. .

Sail-World readers comment on America's Cup and other pressing matters.

We have produced their comments below:

(NB We will only publish letters where the writer is identified, unless there is a a very good reason to maintain confidentiality. )

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Sender: Ben Freedman

Message: Mullet boats are so cool. Nothing else has the combo of tradition and crazy over powered seat of your pants racing.


Related News Item: Mullet Boats 90th Lipton Cup - 19 March 2011

Link to News: http://www.sail-world.com/indexs.cfm?nid=80086

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Sender: Dan Markoff

Message: How does this process change if there are 15kts of breeze?

Related News Item: America's Cup: AC45 rigging process - takes just 30 minutes

Link to News: http://www.sail-world.com/indexs.cfm?nid=80316

Message sent from : US Racing

Sail-World: From what we have seen - not a lot. You keep the wingsail head to wind at all times, and when she is being launched the four guy ropes (from each corner of the platform) are kept tight. The shore team do get a bit more anxious, but when we saw her launched in 25kts on just the second day it was all very slick, considering that it was new science.

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Sender: Michael Galloway

Message: Hi,
The construction of the mast and sails look amazing!

I have just built and about to paint an aerofoil mast with a width of 580mm x240mm x15.6m high to fit onto a 10m Malcolm Tennant 'Red Shift' cat that I have nearly finished building.

I would be very interested in the controls you are using on your boats to see if I can adapt your ideas on my boat.

Any info would be useful.

Thanks

Michael

Related News Item: America's Cup: Assembling the AC45 wingsail in Warkworth

Link to News: http://www.sail-world.com/indexs.cfm?nid=78452

Message sent from : New Zealand Racing

Sail-World: Maybe you could see some of the controls on the underside of the wingsail which we published earlier in the week (sorry about the focus of some of them!). can anyone help, please?

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Sender: Hans Swete

Message: Hoping you can publicise this race through your site.

Marsden Cove Lombardini Marine Route 66 Yacht Race

Westhaven to Marsden Cove - Friday 4 March 2011.

All yachts welcome - Race Category 4 with addition of 406 Epirb, dinghy/liferaft, jacklines/harnesses and suitable grab bag for emergencies.

Free Marina berth on finishing, party pack on arrival, and a great time guaranteed.


Details/entries from Richmond Yacht Club Phone 3764332 (office hours),

Rodney at 528 0001 or 021347334 or www.richmondyc.org.nz

Thanks in anticipation

Hans Swete
Richmond Yacht Club

Related Newsletter: Sail-World New Zealand

Sail-World: We ran this on 9 February here: http://www.sail-world.com/NZ/Route-66-Yacht-Race-Entries-now-being-accepted/80137 but will do so again

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Sender: Peter Lyell

Message: Great effort for a first go!. Nothing wrong with it, even if the audio of Bob was a bit quiet. It added to the authenticity of the interview. Keep it up. Cheers.

Related News Item: America's Cup: Bob Fisher reflects - Video Interview

Link to News: http://www.sail-world.com/indexs.cfm?nid=80091

Message sent from : New Zealand Racing

Sail-World: We have had a good response to these iPhone interviews, and are working on the obvious audio difficulties. We hope to be able to bring readers full media conferences (in 10 minute YouTube segments) plus boatpark interviews. Stay tuned!

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Sender: wendy muir

Message: This years 90th lipton Cup is a huge milestone for the class. It will be held on the 19th of March. The weekend starts with a get together and photo display for both past and present mullet boat hands and friends on Friday the 18th at the PCC. On Saturday there will be the traditional pre race breakfast followed by the the race start at 11.00 am off the Westhaven wall. The RNZN ship Taupo has honoured the event by agreeing to be the start boat for the race. During and after the race the two Ponsonby Crusing Club lounges will be open for people to watch the race and enjoy the prizegiving and festivities. A band has been organised for the main lounge. Everyone is very welcome. The only event that requires a booking is the breakfast.
Any enquiries can be forwarded to the PCC or to terekanae@gmail.com

Related News Item: Mullet Boats 90th Lipton Cup

Link to News: http://www.sail-world.com/indexs.cfm?nid=80086

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Sender: Chris Williams

Message: Hello Chris, John Martin here from the Island Cruising assoc in Auckland. We have our annual Cruising prep school and Passage Maker Seminars this month and wondered if I sent you some details if you would be happy to give them a plug for us.
Looking forward to your reply.
Cheers
John Martin
Island Cruising Assoc

Related Newsletter: Sail-World New Zealand

Sail-World: Plug just given

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Sender: Ed Worley

Message: Great stories !!! Keep them coming


Related News Item: America's Cup: AC45 clocks a new speed record on the Waitemeta - Video

Link to News: http://www.sail-world.com/indexs.cfm?nid=79914

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Sail-World: Our pleasure!

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