Author Archives: Neil

2017 National Championships

This Regatta was held in Christchurch at Lake Rua . It made me realize the difficulties of flying with a IOM boat as I had to pack the boat to travel from Auckland .I thought I had it sussed with … Continue reading

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Northland Champs

We had two D4 sailing in this regatta . i was sailing 84 and Nathaniel was sailing 83 Very light unpredictable conditions that I struggled to master , Nathaniel did best with mid fleet position in the twenty boat fleet … Continue reading

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Auckland Anniversary Regatta

I sailed D4 Smash in Auckland last weekend in a small but competitive fleet of V8, V9, V10 I struggled with the patchy wind however happy with the performance of the boat Also sailed in very calm conditions at kerikeri … Continue reading

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D4 IOM sailed well on Sunday

B rig conditions and the boat sailed well against the twelve boat fleet at club racing in Kerikeri . I shifted the swivel point further forward on the jib boom .With less tension on the leach of the jib the boat … Continue reading

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D4 Number 57 sailing in Tauranga

D4 is mixing it in Tauranga club racing       

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Kerikeri Club Racing 18-12-16

Three very bad starts cost me any chance of a placing . 84 still continues to sail fast ,I tried a slightly flatter jib and less tension on the boom up haul and this worked well in the gusts I … Continue reading

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D4 Ready for Sydney Hobart

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Kerikeri club race

No 84 struggled a little in the  shifty light conditions however the boat had good speed . We have been trialing the conventional parallel fin and find this has better turning ability in the light . The bulb can be taken … Continue reading

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WOW They had these bows a long time ago!

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Smash II

Smash II has been sold. Never fear! More of these quick D4  IOM radio yachts are under construction  

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