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Boating NZ October 2015

Boating NZ inspires boating enthusiasts with reviews of new boats, coverage of technical innovations, maintenance advice, columns and cruising stories.

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a whale of a crime

(Photo: Bryce Taylor)Gavin Brady is indisputedly a highly skilled sailor – he’s campaigned in several America’s Cup, the Volvo Ocean Race, and boats he sails on tend to win. But when he phones to offer an interview there’s no need to come over all starstruck. Or agonise over what to wear or even check your look in the mirror. Because that’s the sort of guy Brady is: a boy from Timaru.For 20 years he’s been associated, mostly as sailing master, with yachts named Beau Geste – six of them, all built in New Zealand. The latest recently cleaned up at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week in Australia, sailing for New Zealand.Brady wanted to highlight the exceptionally high level of boatbuilding skills in the New Zealand marine industry and the high…

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letters to the editor

HEY, Readers, be in to win with Railblaza each month with your lettersWe welcome your letters and feedback for publication.Address to: The Editor, Boating New Zealand, PO Box 6341, Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141, or email editor@boatingnz.co.nzWildwood connectionHERE ARE SOME photos sent to me by Ron Pearce, Wildwood’s original owner.After Boating NZ passed on Ron’s contact details, I gave him a call and we had a wonderful conversation about Wildwood [Boating NZ, August 2015], when she was built and the sailing he had done on her prior to selling her. Ron was pleased to hear that Wildwood is much loved and that many of the original fittings he had installed on Wildwood were still in place and going strong 30 years later.Ron posted me some photos of Wildwood’s build and launch,…

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Book early for Bay of Islands Sailing WeekThe 2016 Bay of Islands Sailing Week regatta will be held January 26-29 – as regular competitors will know, that date comes around fast, especially with the rush of Christmas holidays beforehand.The event takes place during peak summer season, so marinas, moorings and accommodation are at a premium. Book early if you are planning to head north for the regatta, or if your family and supporters wish to stay on shore.Bay of Islands Sailing Week has always been a highlight of the summer racing calendar, attracting boats from around New Zealand and overseas. This year, the organisers hope to attract even more overseas interest with the IRC Nationals being held concurrently with BOISW.There will be no shortage of tall rigs either, with the…

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caption competition

Caption the picture, above, for next month. Email editor@boatingnz.co.nzSeptember’s caption winner“So you think the problem is water in the carburettor.” Congratulations to Bryan Harris“You say the brake pedal is on the right?” Runner-up: Neil HilfordWIN this month’s caption prizeGET LAWN ENVYGO BOATING AND still have the perfect lawn.Whether the dog has left decorative patches, the kids have decided to dig a trench or the grass is just not growing in some spots, Yates Easy Patch is a super-easy four-in-one solution which has all the ingredients needed to repair bare lawn patches.The New Zealand developed, fast germinating lawn seed is a blend of perennial and annual ryegrass and is combined with professional grade controlled released fertiliser, feeding up to 12 weeks, to give your new lawn the best start.Add to that…

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boating quiz

1. Who designed the Reactor keel boat?2. What does two short blasts on a ship’s horn indicate?3. Who won the men’s boardsailing gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics?4. Warm, moist air from the land meeting cold sea temperatures usually causes what atmospheric condition?5. Who was the first woman to sail around the world, single-handed, non-stop and unassisted?6. For which yacht race was Conny van Rietschoten most famous?7. What year was the Fyran 440 first produced? a. 1980 b. 1985 c. 1990 d. 19958. Who wrote: “Sailors, with their built-in sense of order, service and discipline, should really be running the world.”9. What year did the last manned lighthouse in NZ become fully automated? a. 1990; b. 1985; c. 1980; d. 1975.10. What is the name of New Zealand’s deepest…

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the italian job

“...she’s looking for a cool and stylish owner.”I know “Italian style” is a cliché but this really is a particularly handsome vessel and as the description suggests, it’s designed for extended cruising in great comfort. Her design philosophy embodies that inimitable Italian approach to life: if you can’t do something in style, why do it at all? I wasn’t surprised to learn the Grand Soleil 46LC is a nominee for the 2016 European Yacht of the Year.The GS46LC had its world premiere at the Düsseldorf boat show in January this year. This vessel, hull number 6, is the first in New Zealand. Imported by Westhaven’s Flagship Marine, she’s looking for a cool and stylish owner.The yacht is the first in a new line of cruisers for Grand Soleil and comes…