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BREEZE Official Publication of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron Issue No. 207 July August 2016 Beneteau will be exhibiting the Oceanis 60 48 41.1 NEW 38 35 and Sense 50. 28 July 1 August 2016. Talk to us about packages and special offers. CONTENTS From the Commodore ...............................................................................................3 From the General Manager ........................................................................................4 Fishing with Geoff Thomas ........................................................................................6 Cruising News ...........................................................................................................7 Busy Winter of Testing Ahead for ETNZ .....................................................................8 From the Sailing Office ............................................................................................12 In Memoriam Peter Cornes ....................................................................................16 Cover Light winds had the 2016 Fiji race fleet trapped at the Auckland start before a record-setting romp to the sun Ivor Wilkins Photo EDITORIAL Please address all editorial correspondence to the Editor Ivor Wilkins ivorw Phone 09 425 7791 ADVERTISING inklink Phone 09 378-1222. DISCLAIMER The views and opinions expressed in this magazine are purely those of the authors and are not necessarily the official view of the RNZYS nor that of the publishers. PERMISSION Reproduction rights in part or in full of the contents of this publication must be applied for from the Editor. DEADLINES FOR SEptEmbER-OctObER 2016 ISSuE Editorial - 24 August Advertising booking - 24 August Advertising material due - 31 August Magazine posted - 7 September Layout and Typesetting by Ocean Press Ltd Printed by Soar Printing Registered as a magazine at the GPO Wellington. ISSN 0113-7360 Celebrating Mothers Day at RNZYS .......................................................................20 Don t Let the Weather Spoil the Mood ....................................................................22 Fast Forward to Fiji ..................................................................................................28 Planning for the Boatshow goes on and on and on .................................................32 A Membership with Links Back to the Beginning .....................................................34 Coming Events .........................................................................................................36 Father and Daughter Follow in Shackleton s Wake ..................................................38 RNZYS Prizegiving ..................................................................................................41 Holding Course in Volatile Times .............................................................................42 Good Crowds Good Exhibits Good Sales at Hutchwilco Show ..............................44 Fun and Food Make a Great Combination at Coffee Morning ..................................45 Lion Foundation Youth Programme Report ..............................................................46 Classic Yacht Association Journal ...........................................................................48 Marine Scene ...........................................................................................................50 Directory Ads............................................................................................................52 FLAG OFFICERS Commodore Andy Anderson 09 366 9626 Vice Commodore Steve Mair 09 835 3097 Rear Commodore Ian Cook 09 417 0060 BREEZE MAGAZINE Editor Ivor Wilkins 09 425 7791 ivorw Assistant Editor Debra Douglas 09 376 3098 chaucer Advertising Debbie Whiting 09 378 1222 inklink MANAGEMENT TEAM General Manager Hayden Porter 09 360 6805 Membership Director Cathie Bolam 09 360 6804 Training Manager Guy Pilkington 09 360 6811 0274 918 962 Sailing Director Laurie Jury 09 360 6809 Sales & Events Manager Mikalina Bird 09 360 6834 Quarterdeck Restaurant Reservations 09 360 6820 RNZYS Office Box 46-182 Herne Bay Auckland 1147 09 360 6800 Integrity 530 Grand Sedan New to Market Grand Sedan offers a refined interior and upgraded power. The saloon and helm station adjoins an entertainer s galley and rear deck. The main stateroom offers a walk-around bed. Different layout options are available for the guest cabins. The upgraded engine and streamlined hull design provide improved performance and efficiency. Call Wayne 0274 502 654 (09) 376 6331 or Wayne 0274 502 654 Westhaven Whitianga Opua Bay of Islands 4 Breeze Magazine THE ROYAL NEW ZEALAND YACHT SQUADRON GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES THE SUPPORT OF MAJOR SPONSORS SUPPORTERS CORPORATE MEMBERS Accenture ANZ Bank New Zealand Asia Pacific Superyachts B&G Bank of New Zealand CBRE Clean Corp Compass Communications Crombie Lockwood Flagship Marine Fletcher Construction GOfuel Independent Liquor Langham Hotel Milford Asset Management One Pure Water PIC Insurance Brokers Ltd Ports of Auckland Southern Spars Sultanate of Oman The Private Travel Company Thos Holdsworth & Sons TVNZ Vero Insurance Don t Forget to Support the People who Support Your Club Breeze Magazine 5 supporters make us proud of the work they are doing on the water as well as the advancement in yachting innovation all pretty cool. Look out for our burgee on the stern when it hits the water sailing. We trust that is also the only view the competing teams will see as well. Congratulations to Simon Hull and team Vodafone on achieving an outstanding record breaking run to Fiji in just over 59 hours. Surely this record will take some time to fall. Hardly time for a couple of dinners at sea Equally Jim Delegat s Giacomo set another record for the monohulls. Well done and praise to all members and crews for competing. On this note our hearts go out to the families and friends of the two men lost recently on passage to Fiji. We are all affected in this small sailing community by such tragedy. Your club is in good heart. The message of our vision to do and be the best has been spread wide and is being implemented. This year we see a focus on some of the detail around our operations being improved. This involves greater member focus and attention to the small things that improve our experiences. This is being rolled out across sailing membership and asset-improvement and members satisfaction will be measured by survey. We know we have many fronts to improve on but also know we have the people and tools to do this well. Yes we could do more faster but we are mindful as to the financial resources and help we have. Did you know we can supply your ice before you head out on your vessel as an example. Our target is to be more family focused tailored to groups of like-minded interests and to offer a regular programme of speakers and events both on and off the water. We have some lofty and stretch goals as well which in the fullness of time will prove viable or otherwise. But they are exciting prospects for all of us. Fun and challenging times to balance. And so my time has come to complete what is my last article as Commodore for Breeze. I have thoroughly enjoyed the privilege to serve as a Flag Officer and Commodore of what I firmly believe is a top yacht club worldwide. You are the judge as to how our team has made a difference. However now it is time to hand the tiller to a younger fitter helmsman to guide us through the next passage in our journey as we head toward our sesquicentennial in just a few short years. Thank you for the support and I will continue to look for you on and off the water as I take up a new role as President of ICOYC. Happy sailing forever. Andy Anderson Commodore FROM THE COMMODORE Change is good when we undertake it knowingly. In April I spoke of seasonal change but the idea of considering institutional change is now instilled in our team. It is no longer good enough to continue all modes of operation just because that was how we used to do it. Your committee and management continue to review what we have as a club and how we can improve this. Our General Manager s recent conference attendance highlighted the importance of benchmarking against others on a global stage which we continue to do. The cross pollination of ideas helps clarify our direction. Rest assured we are still committed to retain the best of tradition and make it relevant to our ever-changing world and member expectations. International visitors are in awe of what we have and what we have achieved for yachting and as a key partner in our city and nation something we can reflect on positively. This week I had the opportunity to witness the launch of the new Emirates Team New Zealand multihull in a ceremony with special supporters. This made me proud to have our club striving for arguably the top sporting trophy in the world through Grant Dalton and the team s efforts. These honorary members of our club and their We are delighted to welcome Andrew Simms-Jeep as our new vehicle sponsor. General Manager Hayden Porter receives the keys from Andrew Simms. Davidson 47 Grand Prix Now Just 299 000 SOLE AGENT This beautiful Davidson 47 is seriously for sale after a number of upgrades including New mainsail new 3 new stack pack re-chromed winches full engine service and more. This stunning yacht has had a serious price reduction and will be sold. Available for viewing just outside our Westhaven office. Call Wayne 0274 502 654 (09) 376 6331 or Wayne 0274 502 654 Westhaven Whitianga Opua Bay of Islands 6 Breeze Magazine will be provided so parents can enjoy the company of others while the kids are entertained. As a further attraction kids under 12 eat free Friday Saturday and Sundays when you order another meal from the various adult menus available. A new kids menu is also in play. The Club Marine Winter Series is well underway with fleets growing on the previous year which is great to see. Make sure you get back to the club early after racing for the various promotions that will be running in coming months. Themed Friday Rum races are also proving popular and I am sure you will enjoy the great atmosphere the Sailing Office is working hard to provide. Changes in some of the sailing event formats planned for the 16 17 season are well underway and thank you for the feedback received by various focus groups and meetings to get these on track. Next summer you will have plenty on with racing cruising social and fishing events to enjoy as well as plenty off water. The Llunch Speaker Series saw Brian Gaynor from Milford Asset Management giving some great insights to the investment world in June. We have some other interesting speakers lined up in coming months but for July there will be a midwinter lunch or dinner option that will be just as entertaining. Book early as these have been selling out quickly. The live rugby nights have been steadily increasing in popularity and if you haven t come down before I would encourage you to do so. It is a great atmosphere there are free sweepstakes and great food and drink offers to enjoy. Where the time zone allows we will also show the AC racing. A large number turned out for the America s Cup 2017 travel night to find out more about how to watch the racing in Bermuda next year. From what I understand a number of members are starting to book. Contact Corporate Member The Private Travel Company to find out more. It would fantastic to have plenty of RNZYS members in Bermuda to support ETNZ s bid to return the America s Cup to the Squadron. With training starting to take a higher priority and record numbers in our Lion Foundation Youth Programme this year we have relocated the programme back to the Youth Training Building a few doors down from the main building. This will get some fresh signage soon making it obvious as the RNZYS Training HQ. Check in with the Sailing Office or website to see what is on offer. Our annual survey will be open in July so please head online and let us know your thoughts on a wide range of topics. This is a great tool in our planning ahead and gives us a good benchmark year on year. Winter gives us an opportunity to complete maintenance or refurbishment projects. The largest of these will be the woman s bathroom showers in the Dinghy Locker area which will see this lifted to the same standard as the other recently refurbished areas. The Kawau Boating Club is closed for winter and also undertaking some refurbishment work that will be completed around the same time. We are working on a Lidgard House and grounds refurbishment programme as well. In the last Breeze we had membership forms for you to pass onto someone with the challenge to join a new member. We have had a great response to this as well as the join your partner programme so thank you to all of those that took up the challenge. For those that didn t give it a go join someone new and make the club even more thriving. HOLD THE DATE The Charity Regatta will be held Thursday 3 November this year and will be even bigger and better. We are seeking auction items and prizes and will consider anything you might want to put forward. Early ticket sales are encouraged for what will be the party of the year. Lastly our AGM will be on 11 August and notices will be sent out electronically or by post. We will be giving a review of the past financial year and a view on the year ahead so do come and make your vote count. Please continue to help us box above our weight. Get involved use the club get to events and aim for better and better results on and off the water. Your team here will certainly be aiming high. Hayden Porter General Manager FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER Boxing above our weight is a term commonly attached to New Zealand and the RNZYS does just this on and off the water. Having returned from a Yacht and Boat Club Managers conference in Australia where around 30 clubs shared experiences views and ideas I came away confident we were doing just this. I also came away with plenty of fresh ideas that we will look to implement at the right time. I visited around a dozen clubs in Melbourne and Sydney and had tours front and back of house as well as the opportunity to talk to some of their key staff about some of the challenges we all face globally in the yacht club world. It was refreshing to come away knowing what a great facility we do have the services we provide by comparison and the amount of activity delivered by what is comparatively a very small team. One thing that stood out for me was we are a true seven-day-a-week club with patronage and events often as high on a Monday as they are on a Friday or Saturday. This shows the diversity of our membership and the desire to use the facilities. We will continue to aim to do better as a result of this trip. I am pleased to announce Andrew Simms-JEEP has joined the RNZYS as our official vehicle sponsor. We look forward to their involvement over the next few years. If you are looking for a new 4x4 then I can say these are brilliant vehicles so make sure you make the RNZYS connection if enquiring about a new one and take a look at the Grand Cherokee and Wrangler at our front entrance. We thank Coutts Mercedes-Benz for their support over last two years. Being more family friendly is a key objective so we have introduced a Kids Corner post sailing in the Dinghy Locker Bar. Toys a separate play area and movies Breeze Magazine 7 DISPLAYS HIGH IMPACT AT BENEFITZ WE HAVE A WIDE RANGE OF HIGH IMPACT PORTABLE DISPLAYS THAT CAN BE PRODUCED VERY ECONOMICALLY. We import or manufacture the hardware and then print and finish the easy-to-assemble displays. We stock displays from 600mm to 6 metres wide and can also custom-make displays to any size. Our options include - Flat or Curved Tensioned Fabric Displays Flat or Curved Pop-up Displays Pull-up & Roll-up Banners Hanging Displays Kidney Stands & Tables PVC Vinyl banners & more For packages prices and more contact Dallas Bennett 021-500-389 or dallas Phone us on 09 477 4700 Find us on 8 Breeze Magazine Fishing with Geoff Thomas and the prime carrot country is the wide flats and channel edges where currents race past. The seasonal fishing we enjoy is just another reminder of how fortunate we are in this country. Snapper move into inshore waters when temperatures rise in spring and remain throughout summer and into autumn moving back to the depths for the winter where the water is a couple of degrees warmer than the shallows. Conversely gurnard migrate into harbours as water cools remaining through the winter. So we always have prime fish to target. Carrots have got to be about the most user-friendly fish that swims. They are easy to catch and make beautiful eating. Many prefer their fillets to that of snapper. The normal approach is to use a flasher rig with several hooks usually decorated with gaudy flash material in different colours although pink is a favourite with a lot of successful gurnard hunters. One trick is to make up a rig using 9kg fluorocarbon trace and then cut the loops for the hooks close to the main leader and connect the hook a recurved or mutsu hook in 4 0 or 5 0 on the single strand with a blood knot rather than thread it onto a loop. This gives the bait more movement and the side traces are kept short about 100 to 150 mm. Another tip is to use a flasher rig as a running rig by having the sinker at the top and adding a single hook on the end. A big hook with a big bait on the end often equates to a big carrot. Like all fishing having an open mind and being prepared to try a different approach often makes the difference between success and a lean catch bag. Lifting the rod and dropping it regularly also helps and one can imagine the puff of sand or mud as the sinker hits the bottom which could catch the eye of a fish. John s 2-kilo gurnard is the biggest he has ever seen. When RNZYS member Peter Blackwell aka The Penguin dropped a bait at the head of George Sound in Fiordland he could not believe what he pulled up. Peter took his vessel Azraq on a three-month cruise around the sounds and Stewart Island and as well as diving for crayfish he and his crew caught fish every day. The blue cod in Fiordland are legendary both for their abundance and size. So are the crays. But imagine catching 10kg school hapuka (or groper as they are called in Southland) on a snapper rod in 10m of water. That is what you can do in Fiordland but there are also some surprises like the 2kg gurnard that took a jig. Peter s mate John Freider is pictured holding the monster gurnard which he hooked while jigging for trout at a river mouth. And when ex-All Black Steve Devine cast a black toby a popular trout lure where the river runs into the head of one of the sounds he got a heavy strike. The big fish towed Steve and Peter around the bay as he struggled to stop all the line being ripped from the light spin reel he was using. When the fish finally tired and he brought it to the surface it turned out to be a large eagle ray. The ray had swum up from the sea bed and taken the surface lure aimed at trout. Only in Fiordland where the river water is stained the colour of tea by the tanin from the beech forests that coat the mountains. But this is also the time of year to target gurnard around Auckland. They are common in the harbours on the west side the Manukau and Kaipara and more gurnard are turning up in the Hauraki Gulf also. The first step is to change the heavy snapper tackle for light gear. The canny old salts know that a slender but strong graphite rod armed with a small reel and 4kg braid line will hook more tasty carrots as gurnard are affectionately widely known than the thicker 15kg monofilament line they have been employing throughout the summer to drop baits and heavy sinkers in the channels. In fact soft-bait tackle is ideal for targeting gurnard with small cut baits instead of the squiggly lures they usually deploy. It is all about fishing to the conditions Breeze Magazine 9 Cruising and Motor Yacht Series Supported by MARINER PredictWind launches New Forecast Maps Sailors used to consulting the locallyproduced PredictWind app. for their forecasts will be interested to know the company has updated new mapping technology which features faster smaller downloads with smooth animations of advanced forecasts. This coupled with the new wind display formats makes reading and interpreting the PredictWind forecast easier than ever. Wind forecasts are now available in three different formats Arrows colour coded by wind speed Wind barbs with wind speed gradients Black arrows with wind speed gradients You can now fully zoom and pan all forecast maps - wind swell rain cloud isobar air and sea temp maps to see your exact area of interest. OBITUARIES Mr Peter Cornes (1958) Mr John Balgarnie (1982) Mr Dudley Orbell (2002) Mr Gordon Robertson (1953) Mr John Potter (1982) NEW MEMBERS Angus George Chavali Anu Edmiston Jacqueline Gilder Eileen Harrison Pierre Innes Judith Kelly Brendan Light Andrew Marks Cameron McWilliams Bea Mulcahy Katie Newcombe James Perree Maria Russell Hilary Taylor Gregory Young Barbara Barnard Duncan Dalbeth Harry Erson Jake Gilder Shaun Hern Layton Jennings James Kelly Keid Mair Jan McAllister Logan Miller Tony Mulcahy Mason Nigh Tania Radford Callum South Max Tomlinson Luke Chatfield Gordon Desmont Julien Faulkner Wendy Harris Patrick Hume Samuel Jones Louis Leydon Mathew Malone Niall McKeogh Claude Milne Harry Mulcahy Thomas Pauling Colin Runk Laurie Talbot George Wilson James What you call us is changing On the 1st of July 2016 our name changes from Whiting Power Systems to Power Equipment. AUCKLAND 156 Beaumont Street Westhaven Ph 64 9 358 2050 CANTERBURY 78 London Street Lyttleton Ph 64 3 383 4399 10 Breeze Magazine Busy Winter of Testing ahead for ETNZ Lady Margaret Tindall wife of Sir Stephen Tindall did the honours at the launching in late June of Emirates Team New Zealand s first development catamaran in its 2017 campaign. Up to now the team has been working with a boat it received from the Luna Rossa team which pulled out of the 2017 Cup in protest against the rule change switching from 62ft Cup yachts to the current 50-footers. The use of the Italian yacht has no doubt helped inform design decisions for this newly-launched machine but ETNZ is acutely aware that it is late into the water with its own test boat last cab off the rank in fact except for France. Design Co-ordinator Dan Bernasconi commented We have purposely pushed the boundaries hard with the design of this boat we had to. We will be playing catch-up with the other teams who have had the luxury of resource to have boats on the water for a long time now. But although we re late to the party a huge amount of R&D has gone into this project and we re confident that we re launching a boat that is as advanced as that of any of our competitors. If we weren t prepared to push the technology as far as possible we could not be in a position to win. Playing catch-up means a full programme of winter testing for skipper Glenn Ashby and the sailing team as they gather data towards the race boat for 2017. This is hugely exciting our guys have been putting in long hours at the gym preparing for this so we are chomping at the bit to get her out on the water in the next week or so. said Ashby It s a proud moment the team has been quietly working away down here in Auckland away from where a lot of the action is focused in Bermuda we BBREEZE MAGAZINE 9 REEZE MAGAZINE 11 50 tonne Travelift. All marine services available on-site or nearby. 15 Westhaven Drive Westhaven Auckland ph 09-374 4461 fax 09-374 4462 email info For all your maintenance and Alteration Work Launches Yachts Runabouts Specialists in Insurance Work Repairs in Wood GRP Cabinet Making Teak Decking Extensions (Transom cabin tops) Phone Steve Kingston 09 307 2325 Mobile 0274 967 740 Fax 09 307 2324 Pier 21 11 Westhaven Drive 12 Breeze Magazine expect the arrival of some inquisitive competitors with cameras and long lenses to begin showing up in the next few days subsequent to this launch. We think the focus will now shift from Bermuda to Auckland for a while. Team boss Grant Dalton said the test boat made the AC72 used in San Francisco look like a dinosaur. Until this point the team has been working extremely hard under the radar from our container base tucked away in Wynyard Quarter so for me and the team the most exciting thing is that after all this time since 2013 the people of New Zealand can now see the fruits of our labour flying around the waterfront. You can t miss the boat and I am sure some of the speeds which we estimate it will be reaching will be nothing short of astonishing for people to see. This boat makes the AC72 from San Francisco look like a dinosaur. The 45 foot catamaran has been in the process of being built for the past six months and has taken a dedicated team of boat builders and sub contractors over 35 000 man hours to construct with the main construction and assembly completed in house at the Emirates Team New Zealand base. This is certainly the most complicated boat we have ever built said Construction Manager Sean Regan. The amount of detail and systems that go into the construction of this boat is astonishing. This has been a huge effort by our guys in the shed to create such an amazing piece of machinery and of course the designers who have been pushing the design throughout the construction process. With much of the actual Cup yachts subjected to one-design restrictions a huge part of the research and development left to the individual design teams focuses on elements that remain largely hidden the foils and rudders (which notably were not on view at the launch) and the complex hydraulic systems to control underwater appendages and the wing. 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In typical winter fashion the first two races were plagued with no wind then plenty the third race seemed just right. Well done to all out there racing. Havana Club Rum Races are carrying on as usual a new feature being themed majors at the end of each month so far we have had Hawaiian Irish and Winter Warmers with food and drink specials. This is starting to build with more boats joining in for each one. The RNZYS is encouraging a familyfriendly atmosphere after racing. We have started a Kids Corner in the Dinghy Locker with a turf mat toys and TV on the Saturday afternoon of the winter series racing plus kids eat free all weekend So get the family to come down for an easy dinner after racing. Top Yacht results system is in place and the race management team is entering the results from an iPad on the boat straight after racing. This will lead to fewer errors and results posted faster check the website for your results they should be up 15 minutes after the last boat finishes. Also the online entry is all up and running through our website. We had the annual Boat Owners Meeting at the start of June. This was a great night with lots of new ideas and great feedback make sure you get along next year to have your say. A few new initiatives for the upcoming season are Westhaven Triple Series we are working with the other Westhaven clubs to promote a triple series including the around Rangitoto race night race to Kawau and the Haystack race. Family Cup three no extras sprint races on the RNZYS Elliott 7 s with a crew of your immediate family. Racing on the morning of the 1st October (opening day) we already have four entries get yours in ASAP. New Zealand MRC exciting new format for the New Zealand Match Racing Championships fleet match reaching starts for the match racing. Up to 20 teams racing on the Elliott 7 s. Confirmed entries from the Yachting NZ Olympic team and Aon Development team. Get your entry in for your chance to race against some of the best sailors in New Zealand if not the world. The Keelboat nationals are coming up in November sailed in the identical fleet of Farr MRX s. This is great racing over two days. Two teams from the Youth Training Programme are already confirmed last year s runner up Leonard Takahashi-Fry and Nespresso Youth International Match Racing winner George Anyon. With a busy summer ahead we are searching for volunteers for both on and off the water. Helping the Race Management as well as regatta planning and running. Planning has started for the 2017 Auckland Regatta looking for ways we can improve this event and for volunteers to help with the planning and management focus on increasing the off-water (social party) component. For the first time in a while I ll actually be doing some sailing myself in the winter calling tactics for Jeremy Koo the top ranked Asian Match Racing skipper in three regattas from late July to early August in Russia and the USA. This will be a good opportunity to see how other clubs operate their regattas overseas. Our new Race Crew Training programme starts in July. We will have three teams in the Elliott 7 s spending the morning training and then joining in the Club Marine Winter Series. This is going to be a great course giving members an opportunity to upskill and improve their crewing skills. There are still places available - email Georgia Witt gwitt Have a good winter racing. 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Tour our modern new facility and meet the production service one design canvas sales design and administration staff. See you there RSVP to info The success of New Zealand sailors and the RNZYS on the biggest stages in world sailing was not achieved with a magic wand but by special people who believed in New Zealand our sailing and our sailors and how good they could be if given the chance. Peter John Cornes was one of those. He played a key role behind the scenes in helping this club and New Zealand sailing achieve stunning success in different sailing theatres around the world. Following the One Ton Cup 1971 there was such a positive reaction to sailing on the radio Ray Cody head of NZBC Sport Auckland was asked to explore ideas to continue broadcasts from sea. The key issue was how to continue to escort offshore races out on the Hauraki Gulf especially when the weather turned nasty. For OTC 1971 our broadcasts were from the two Royal New Zealand Navy Frigates Blackpool and Taranaki and would be a hard act to follow. It was Chris Bouzaid who introduced Ray Cody to Peter Cornes who was delighted to offer his vessel Sirdar then considered the first superyacht in New Zealand. For the next 14 years from late 1971 1984 Sirdar was all over the Hauraki Gulf and beyond supporting a huge range of regattas and trials. The rise and rise of New Zealand sailing in offshore events during the 70 s and 80 s was a very special time and we covered it all from Sirdar. After Sirdar came the beautiful Spada and Peter s generosity to the best kept secret of ar abia T he su lta n ate of om a n Beauty has an address Discover a place where the traditions of an ancient land and its people merge seamlessly with modern times. Explore the best-kept secrets of Arabia less than an hour s flight from Abu Dhabi Dubai and Doha. 20 Breeze Magazine the RNZYS and Team New Zealand continued as he hosted VIPs during the America s Cup defences of 2000 and 2003. Spada was also on station in Barcelona Sydney and Athens in support of New Zealand Olympic campaigns. But the influence and contribution of Peter Cornes goes far beyond the action out on the water. He had key administrative roles serving as manager of the first New Zealand Admirals Cup Challenge in 1975 a vital building block in the wonderful international ride for New Zealand yachting and the RNZYS over the last 40 plus years. Behind the scenes and almost always anonymously he contributed and also used his influence to raise sponsorship and funding for a wide range of yachting activities. These included New Zealand campaigns in the Whitbread Round the World Race the America s Cup international match racing Olympic and Paralympic campaigns the RNZYS Youth Programme and the preservation of New Zealand s outstanding classic yacht heritage. Peter Cornes made a huge contribution that helped change the face of New Zealand sailing through its remarkable rise to world prominence. Throughout that rise the RNZYS has achieved something no other yacht club in the world can match. There have been only six yacht clubs that have been home to the America s Cup. Of those the RNZYS is the only club to have had both the Whitbread (now the Volvo) and the America s Cup in its trophy collection. And there has been success in many other international events as well such as the Ton Cups the Admiral s Cup the Southern Cross Kenwood Cup and many others that have elevated the RNZYS to the elite level of world yacht clubs. History drips off the walls of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Peter Cornes played a significant role in making that happen. He was very proud to be made a Life Member of the RNZYS in 2006. But he still continued to be involved and contribute most recently with his generous funding of the new library that bears his name and the donation of his fabulous collection of books. Like many young New Zealanders Peter was introduced to sailing in small boats. He was one of only 15 Sea cadets selected to represent New Zealand at the Coronation Spithead Fleet Review on 15 June 1953. Later he graduated to keelboats including on Lawrence Nathan s Kahurangi when Willie Wilson was sailing master. Then the seven seas on Buccaneer under the Squadron burgee with Sir Tom Clark. There is so much more to the Peter Cornes. He played an influential role in New Zealand agriculture as managing director of a major farming operation at Pukekawa. This involved five farms that were pioneers in embryo transplants which challenged and changed traditional thinking in New Zealand farming. Peter also led a development to low fat meat with a cross with South Devon Angus cattle. Peter Cornes was special a one off. His legacy will sail on. Peter Montgomery Above Peter Cornes made a significant contribution to NZ campaigns for the America s Cup. Right In his element cruising in some of the world s exotic locations. JEANNEAU SUNFAST 3600 ANOTHER WINNER FROM JEANNEAU. 1st SSANZ Longhaul Division 2 line honours & on handicap 2nd Auckland Gisborne Race (IRC) 3rd Winter Series (PHRF) 3rd Auckland Regatta (PHRF) https SUNFAST3600racing fref ts SUN FAST SUN ODYSSEY SUN ODYSSEY DS 3200 3600 349 389 419 449 479 41DS 44DS 50DS TEL 09 524 8444 519 EMAIL sales WWW.ORAKEIMARINE.CO.NZ 22 Breeze Magazine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Celebrating Mothers Day at the RNZYS Carnations cards and champagne cocktails mark Mother s Day. So does the popular Mother s Day luncheon at the RNZYS. This year families again showed their appreciation for mothers and mother figures. Pictured at the Sunday buffet celebration were ... 1 James Hutchinson and Jenny Ross with 17-week-old Jules Hutchinson. 2 Peter Fraser and Norma Fraser. 3 From left Colin Jack (8) Charlie (11) and Lizzie Lucas. 4 From left John Hudson and June Hudson and John Williamson and Margaret Williamson. 5 Hilda Turner and Wyn Hickey. 6 A toast to Mother s Day Seated Erica Radich and Gloria Cashmore standing Jenny Simpson and Pat Russell. 7 From left Klaus Girardet Stephanie McGill Wes Girardet Angus McGill and Brian Madgwick. 8 Ngaire Ross and Dennis Ross. 9 From left Hayley Wilson Daphne Kingston and Lydia Wilson. Pictures by Debra Douglas SEEKING PART-TIME CREW Auckland s premier sailing school has a summer vacancy for a part-time assistant. Needs to be physically fit and strong with a good working mechanical and marine knowledge. 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N Z 120 Beaumont Street Auckland City 1010 New Zealand P 64 (09) 377 6602 E info 69 Cross Road Sulphur Point Tauranga. Ph 021 166 7284 24 Breeze Magazine Don t let the weather By Ivor Wilkins Blustery grey conditions on the shortest day of the year provided the perfect conditions for viewing Murray Thompson s Moody 45 for this allweather cruiser shrugs off the midwinter blues and wraps the crew in comfort. From the sanctuary of the spacious deck saloon it is clear that foul weather gear would be seldom called to action in all but the worst of conditions. On passage with the sails and course set the saloon helm station provides excellent all round visibility for watch keeping. Any requirement to move into the cockpit to attend to sail trim would hardly expose one to the elements with the cabintop extending well aft to provide cover and further shelter provided by a bimini over the twin helm stations. Of course all the deck saloon advantages apply equally when the crew seek protection from the blazing sun. A push of a button and the electric winches would accomplish the necessary trim adjustment in no time and then back to the comforts of the saloon to resume watch duty in T-shirt and shorts with full interior climate control maintaining the ideal temperature. Anything as adventurous as a tack or gybe is equally effortless. The self-tacking jib takes care of itself. Control of the mainsail is easily accomplished single- Breeze Magazine 25 PORT WHANGAREI With a chill winter evening descending the Moody s deck saloon provides a warm sanctuary. 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The Moody brand dates back to the early part of the last century when the yard based on the banks of the Hamble River in the south of England began producing sailing yachts which evolved into typically large-volume centre cockpit cruisers. In 2007 Moody became part of the Hanse group and the following year with Bill Dixon in charge of design introduced a new-look concept for the brand with very modern styling. This was the 45 DS based on a deck saloon layout which (Available 1st June to 31st August 2016) All vessels up to 18m having a full anti-foul application carried out by our coatings team during this period receive a free lift and launch. Quote offer code BR0708 Contacts Jim Loynes - Mobile - 64 273517066 Main office - 64 9 4303148 Email - info Winter anti-foul Special Offer Zero Lift and Launch Fees 26 Breeze Magazine Above The saloon is spacious and bright with panoramic views from the large all-round windows Far left The owners stateroom features generous centreline bed and ensuite facilities. Left Murray Thompson on board Zam-Zam. provided a single level from cockpit to saloon with great visibility and light for the occupants along with shelter from the elements. On its debut the new Moody s angular looks with its abrupt edges plumb bow and stern and raised deck-saloon generated some debate at first. Some reviewers said opinion was split between love it or hate it. Its lines are without doubt aggressively modern and uncompromising although less so now that the same aesthetic has become more widespread particularly in the Hanse group. In any event the practicalities and ease of handling tend to win over the doubters. The ability to enjoy sheltered cruising all day and then continue to savour the panoramic views at anchor is a major plus. As a builder and property developer Murray Thompson is well familiar with modern architecture s emphasis on space light and the much-vaunted indoor-outdoor flow and says the Moody design offers all of the above. It is all about the benefits of one-level living like a powerboat but with the advantages of a sailing yacht. My wife is not a totally committed sailor but the minute she saw this layout and everything it offers she was very enthusiastic. Space is abundant both for living and storage. With its high freeboard wide beam and blunt ends this is a big-volume yacht more like a 50-footer than its nominal 45ft length. For those requiring even more space the Moody deck saloon series also includes a 54 and a flagship 62. Forward of the saloon and down a level the accommodation is split into two guest cabins which share a head and shower and the owners stateroom with ensuite facilities. The joinery and finish throughout is to a very high standard with cream leather upholstery a well-equipped galley state of the art electronics and entertainment systems including a pop-up TV in the saloon. The deck gear is also reassuringly solid from the chunky pop-up deck cleats to the self-stowing anchor. If one needs to venture forward nearly knee-high solid bulwarks topped by stainless steel handrails make the journey safe. Breeze Magazine 27 DECKSALOON 54 living on one level & luxurious comfort easy handling & perfect control safety & seaworthiness handcrafted quality & high-tech Yet Another Arrives in Auckland AC41 AC45 DS45 DS54 DS62 Team Windcraft New Zealand . Ph 09 413 9465 . boats . 28 Breeze Magazine With its high freeboard and wide beam the Moody 45 is a large volume yacht but shows a decent turn of speed under sail. Murray grew up in Auckland but has lived for many years in Brisbane Australia. He sailed from an early age and before moving across the Tasman owned a Lidgard Reward class yacht called Chamoix. Approaching the age when retirement traditionally beckons Murray and his wife bought Zam-Zam in Sydney with a view to basing the yacht in Auckland and spending three or four months a year cruising New Zealand waters and further afield. We have done quite a lot of cruising in places like Croatia and all over the world but really there is nothing to match Auckland and its surrounds. Zam-Zam had been commissioned by an experienced Australian yachtsman and customised for blue-water cruising. Its extensive equipment list includes bow and stern thrusters extra fridge-freezer capacity full air conditioning watermaker genset inverter solar panels laundry custom dinghy davits everything to make extended live-aboard cruising as comfortable as possible. Then before he could actually escape over the horizon the Australian owner was offered a business opportunity he couldn t refuse in Hong Kong and decided to put Zam-Zam on the market. Murray and his wife bought it and contracted a skipper to deliver it across the Tasman to Auckland. They left Sydney in pretty rough conditions and had 35 knots for the first couple of days followed by complete calm. They had to motor for 1 000 miles and were glad they had stowed an extra couple of hundred litres of fuel on board. They called me by satphone during the passage and said they were doing 7.3 knots with the engine ticking over at 1800rpm. When they reached Auckland the fuel consumption worked out at 0.7 litres per mile. With the yacht stationed in Auckland (under temporary import status) Murray s retirement dream was within reach. He and his wife came over to New Zealand for a month of cruising and familiarising themselves with Zam-Zam in March. There was very little wind so we motored most of the time out to Waiheke the Coromandel Great Barrier Island the usual places. We had a great time. Indeed the 107hp Volvo engine is so well insulated the sound of motoring is almost imperceptible. The few occasions we did sail she performed well. Coming back from Waiheke under mainsail and jib we were slipping along very easily at 8.5 knots. However history was about to repeat itself for Zam-Zam all dressed up and nowhere to go. Like the original owner Murray could not resist a new business challenge and acquired a company in Brisbane putting cruising plans on hold. It is not a case of paradise lost he insists more a matter of paradise postponed. 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Once on their way however perfect south-easterly conditions provided an expressway direct up the rhumbline to connect with the easterly trades making for fast times. Simon Hull s ORMA 60 clipped a whopping 22 hours off the previous record covering the 1 100 mile course at an average speed just under 20 knots. Whenever yachts prepare to race across open ocean leaving one country and arriving at another 1 000 miles or more away the dockside partings with family and loved ones are poignant affairs weighted with unsaid concern. As this year s Auckland to Fiji race fleet slid away from their berths and headed to the startline that sense took on an extra edge around one entry in particular. The 11m Bakewell-White design Anarchy owned by Andrew Reid was built as a replacement for the J111 Django which was lost in a huge storm on its delivery passage back from the previous running of this race two years ago. With his wife and children on the dock to watch Anarchy leave Reid was all business and looking forward to his first ocean- Breeze Magazine 31 Simon Hull settles into his helm seat for an exciting ride to the tropics. 32 Breeze Magazine crossing race since the 2014 edition. It is unfinished business he said. When you climb a mountain and get to the top the job is only half completed. You have to get back down safely again. Last time we did not manage that and we want to fix that. There was absolutely no hesitation about going again. We are looking forward to it. We have built this yacht with ocean racing in mind and this will be the first time it is able to stretch its legs for long periods at sea. Two of the delivery crew on Django s illfated passage back to New Zealand Beks and Ben Costello also had no hesitation about continuing their offshore racing career. Ben was part of the Vodafone crew to Fiji and delivered Anarchy back to Auckland. Beks was all set to race up to Fiji on Anarchy and remain on board for the return delivery but family matters meant she had to cancel at the last minute. Anarchy crossed the line in good shape apart perhaps from skipper Andrew Reid. In this welcome age of daily communication with yachts offshore one of the more intimate injury reports came from Anarchy when Reid called in by satphone to report that he had fallen and cut his scrotum. Suddenly Beks Costello reluctantly sitting at home in Auckland instead of racing on Anarchy as planned would have been counting her blessings. A nurse one of her shipboard roles is medic and the prospect of treating Andrew s damaged nether regions in the middle of an ocean race might not have appealed. One assumes that in the all-male crew left on board Andrew was left to self-medicate. The New Zealand sailing community was devastated by the plight of the yacht Platino which was to have sailed in the Fiji race but left late and struck a storm in which two crew perished. The three remaining crew were rescued by a container ship and the yacht later recovered. Our sincere condolences to the friends and families involved. WINTER SPECIALS Anti-foul Specials Available July to September 30 2016 Yachts up to 30 31 to 32 33 to 34 35 to 36 37 to 38 1350 1560 1700 1890 2098 39 to 40 41 to 42 43 44 45 2190 2380 2540 2690 2780 For Launches add 10% All Prices Exclude GST Hull Polishing Sail Drive and Propspeed Application Available To Book Your Spot call 09 379 0934 or 0274 972 039 Breeze Magazine 33 Opposite page Andrew Reid skipper of Anarchy. Top Jim Delegat s Giacomo ghosts across the startline. Left A picture of woe on board the Wellington yacht Blink unused to windless conditions. Bottom America s Cup style tactics up the rig searching for wind. 34 Breeze Magazine Planning for the boatshow goes on and on and on ... Story and picture by Debra Douglas CEO of the Auckland On-the-Water Boat Show and RNZYS member Michelle Khan has a to-do list a mile long well actually it is two-years long. While she is concentrating on preparations for the 2016 show she is already planning for the 2017 event. I have a 14-page spreadsheet timeline and it is growing yearly said Michelle. We are always looking at ways to improve and grow. When the last visitor leaves on the Sunday and the last exhibitors packup we can t say whew it s over thank goodness for that . The next day is just another day in the office and it is onto the next show. Michelle works with a committee of six made up of off and on-the-water exhibitors. It is good to have that relationship with industry members to bounce ideas off as they are close to the consumer closer than we are. We get only four days a year to see all our plans come together so post-show we place a lot of importance on the results of the visitor and exhibitor surveys. They have shown us that exhibitors are looking more at what visitor experience they can offer from their stand. Visitors have a lot more engagement with exhibitors these days and there is a good mix of males and females on the stands. Return visitors make up our core group of visitors. Our target audiences being existing older boat owners younger families looking to get into boating or upgrading groups buying their first boat together and commercial buyers. This year s show New Zealand s biggest boat show will feature more inter-active entertainment for example have-a-go fishing jet skiing and sailing. There will be improved food and beverage options a free seminar series more boat models and more equipment for all things on-water . Close to 100 boats will be parked in the Viaduct Harbour and 180 companies including the RNZYS will be exhibiting. The Navy s in-shore 55m patrol vessel Hawera will open its decks to visitors on the Saturday and Sunday and the Marine Transport Association is holding its conference on-site. The conference will bring a lot of commercial visitors to Auckland said Michelle. I am also excited that this year there is so much more to encourage families to attend. I always have my fingers crossed about the weather. We re-scheduled the show by one week to try to avoid the Spring equinox period and to take advantage of daylight saving. Wind is more of a problem than rain. One year we had a marquee go into the water two days before we opened. But my darkest day was the probably the day New Zealand failed to win the America s Cup in 2013. It was our opening day but it was a case of the show must go on. We turned up the music walked the show and encouraged everyone. I have never given out so many hugs. This will be Michelle s sixth show at the helm. Although her events background includes organisation roles at Fashion Week the Volvo Ocean Race stopover America s Cup and the Pasifika Festival she now describes her life as being all about boats including her spare time when she crews on Steinlager 2. When this job came up it was a large scale event it was marine-based with a business outcome. I came from a management background. It was perfect Tickets for the show (September 29th-October 2nd) will go on sale on August 15th and for those buying on-line there will be an opportunity to win one of eight prizes each valued at 1000 plus. Breeze Magazine 35 Vulcan Chartplotters Perfect for Sailors NE The must have for all sailors This versatile chartplotter with multi-touch and pinch-to-zoom now available in a 5 or 7 comes packed with innovations for sailors. Vulcan integrates with your on board instruments to unlock award-winning sailing features including SailSteerTM and Sailing Time. With built in Wi-Fi keeping up to date with all the latest sailing apps and services is easy. It is easy to expand the Vulcan series by adding components such as ForwardScan autopilots and entertainment hubs. W Chartplotter Instrument Display Sailing Features A Passion for Sailing 36 Breeze Magazine A membership with links back to the beginning Among the recent members to receive letters of congratulation from Commodore Andy Anderson for 40 years with the club was Tony Jennings who replied with an evocative description of his early days of sailing in Auckland. Tony was among the many British children sent out of the country for safekeeping at the height of World War Two. He came to New Zealand where he was raised by his grandfather Alf Gifford a prominent yachtsman and businessman who served twice as Commodore of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. Tony has vivid memories of growing up in the elegant Gifford home in Sarsfield Road with the front lawn running down to the water s edge in Herne Bay. Alf owned the Logan A-Class gaff-rigger Rawene which was moored in front of the house. There were two dinghies one a small clinker rowing dinghy that stowed under Rawene s boom and the other a 16ft Logan sailing dinghy called Tara. Tony enjoyed exploring the upper reaches of the Waitemata Harbour and sailing across to Devonport as a youngster and into early adulthood. Tara was subsequently donated to the Kauri Museum. Weekends away on Rawene to Kawau and Waiheke were delightful. Life was idyllic. People rowing around the anchorages visiting other yachts. There was lots of laughter and merriment down below. He also recalls elegant dances at Mansion House with the men in reefer jackets and ties and the women in gowns. The bays were uncluttered and there were virtually no houses on Waiheke just a few shepherds cottages. There was very little pressure. Rawene was so fast for her size it was incredible. My grandfather knew how to get the best out of her. She was very Spartan below and I remember the horsehair cushions. I was asthmatic and I found it hard to cope with the dust in the cushions. Tony also remembers the flotilla of yachts and launches that went out to greet the newly crowned Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip arriving on board the Gothic in 1953. Later during the Royal visit Prince Philip went sailing on board Rawene and took over the helm and ate all the scones Tony s aunt had baked. Although his career subsequently limited his sailing Tony has retained a close interest in the America s Cup tracking its progression from 12-Metre yachts through to the current foiling catamarans. This is his letter to the Commodore on celebrating 40 years of RNZYS membership To be honest I have no idea where the years have gone. For me to be a member of the Squadron is a privilege and a huge honour because in a sense the membership that I hold goes back almost to the beginning and the formation of The Auckland Yacht Club in 1871. This is through my grandfather the late A E Gifford who was Commodore twice in the early part of last century and his son Jack Commodore in 1953 and the yacht Breeze Magazine 37 We SERVICE We have a dedicated team of marine professioals who specialise in Sail and Motoryacht Parts and Maintenance Antifoul Gel Coat Repairs Engine Servicing and Diagnostic Gyro Stabiliser Supply Installation and Maintenance Specialist Watermaker Supply Installation and Maintenance Boat Building Interior Refurbishment Exterior and Interior Valet Stainless Repair and Modifications Blue Water desalinators are world class and combined with Flagship Marine s highly trained installation and maintenance professionals customers can expect the very best advice and support possible. 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FLAGSHIP MARINE LIMITED 23 Westhaven Drive St Marys Bay Auckland Phone 64 9 302 2511 Email service parts 38 Breeze Magazine RNZYS Events Come and get involved Social Calendar 2016 Mid Winter Christmas Buffet Friday 22nd July lunch (12pm) or dinner (7pm) With the winter weather just arriving it s a great time to come down to the Squadron to enjoy a festive mid-winter Christmas buffet We will be serving a fantastic Christmas buffet for lunch and dinner you choose Cash bar available including mulled wine champagne and other specials. Christmas crackers door prizes and more Members Price 49 (NM 59). Contact Reception to book your seat. AGM Thursday 11th August 6pm Make sure you add this important date into your diaries. We want as many Members here as possible The Squadron runs a wide variety of social events throughout the year. Check out what s coming up. All Blacks We will have the All Blacks home games LIVE on the Big Screen this season as they play Australia Argentina and South Africa. Footy Food & Drink Specials Competitions Prizes fantastic atmosphere and more Guests are welcome Entry is FREE Upcoming games AB s v Australia - 27th August. Every week in the Members Bar Tuesday - Curry 15 (includes beverage of your choice). - Members Cash Draw at 6pm. Wednesday - Free bar snacks from 5pm. Friday - Kids eat FREE with every adult meal purchased (new kids menu). Saturday - After sailing from 3pm bring your kids to our Kids Corner in the Dinghy Locker for games DVD toys and more while you enjoy a post sailing drink - Kids eat FREE with every adult meal purchased (new kids menu). - Members Cash Draw at 6pm. Sunday - Roast 19. - Kids eat FREE with every adult meal purchased (new kids menu). Nespresso Ladies Coffee Morning - First Tuesday of every month from 10.00am 5 for coffee and morning tea followed by a speaker. 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To book or for any information on the listed events please contact Reception Ph 09 360 6800 or reception Sailing Events 2016 July 2016 Fri 1 Sat 2 Sun 3 Fri 8 Sat 9 Sun 10 Fri 15 Sat 16 Sun 17 Fri 22 Sat 23 Sun 24 Fri 29 Sat 30 Sun 31 August 2016 1600 1250 900 1600 900 900 1600 1250 900 1600 900 900 1600 1250 900 WHT WH WH WHT WH WH WHT WH WH WHT WH WH WHT WH WH Fri 4 Sat 6 Sun 7 Fri 12 Sat 13 Sun 14 Fri 19 Sat 20 Sun 21 Fri 26 Sat 27 Sun 28 Havana Club Rum Race Winter Series 6 Youth Training Programme Youth Training Programme Havana Club Rum Race Winter Series 7 Club Marine Winter Series 7 Youth Training Programme Havana Club Rum Race Winter Series 8 Youth Training Programme Youth Training Programme Havana Club Rum Race Winter Series 9 Club Marine Winter Series 8 Youth Training Programme 1600 1600 1250 900 900 900 1600 1250 900 1600 900 900 Havana Club Rum Race Winter Series 1 Club Marine Winter Series 4 Youth Training Programme Havana Club Rum Race Winter Series 2 Youth Training Programme Youth Training Programme Havana Club Rum Race Winter Series 3 Club Marine Winter Series 5 Youth Training Programme Havana Club Rum Race Winter Series 4 Youth Training Programme Youth Training Programme Havana Club Rum Race Winter Series 5 Club Marine Winter Series 6 Youth Training Programme WHT WHT WH WH WH WH WHT WH WH WH WH WH For all enquiries or for further information please contact RNZYS reception DDI (09) 360 6800 Fax (09) 360 6802 Email reception Breeze Magazine 39 Rawene which I crewed in from the age of 7. I am now 76. Jack also raced his champion X class 14 footer Rona in the Sanders Cup in the time of Lord Jellicoe and won the trophy on many occasions. Rawene one of the last yachts built by the Logans was launched in early 1909. Just 42 overall 10 6 beam and 6 6 draught a stripped-out racing shell as she was once referred to. To briefly relate what it was like to not only grow up with the Gifford family then sail with Alfred Gifford or the Boss as we called him would take pages and pages. Even he is a story in himself. Most of the generation of yachtsmen that I knew sadly are no longer with us but I ve never forgotten their names. In fact my years spent as a crew member in Rawene are indelible. In life when at any early age you experience huge enjoyment and the love of being at sea it s never forgotten. I used to frequent the Squadron on a regular basis with my close friend and former crew member John (Johnnie) Watson also your archivist. When he died unexpectedly of a stroke on the golf course of all places I was absolutely shattered. It was he who having served in the Royal Navy during WW2 told me stories about my father Lt Cmdr Richard Jennings and his ship HMS Renown a battle cruiser heavily armed and with an amazing turn of speed over 32 knots Back to Rawene briefly. She was recognised as the fastest gaff rig cutter the Logan Bros ever built for her size. Our great rival was Ngatoa skippered by Gordon (Boy Boy) Belvey. The Boss and he had many a battle off Kings Wharf in the early days. In the 1930 s she won three trophies in a row (the Nora Cup which he was able to own after the hat-trick Tony Jennings subsequently gifted it back to the RNZYS now named the Gifford Memorial ed.). But it s the documented Christmas Cruises in The Bay of Islands in photo albums together with comments typed on a Remington type writer and pasted on each page that for me are just priceless. Rawene still sails today. She is now owned by a Trust and here I must add a sincere thank you to Robert Brooke. If it hadn t been for Robert Rawene would have been lost after that collision with Ngataringa in that Classic Yacht race many years ago. Just one more thread of history Gifford s Building built by my grandfather still stands on the corner of Vulcan Lane and High St today remarkable. During the week Alfred Gifford would take the tram into town in his grey pin stripe three-piece suit and brown felt hat. He had his office there. At lunchtime he would walk down to Endean s Building the headquarters of the Squadron at that time and have lunch with Bill Endean the owner and Alec Foster the founder of Fosters ship chandlery. The three were close friends. My time at the Squadron began in Parliament St where on a Friday night members all men filled the smoky bar and drank gin and whisky from their own bottles which they kept in their lockers. Many eventually ended up under the weather. 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An epic father-daughter trip. What better place to write about it than sheltered in Whangaroa Harbour on my boat now with 50 knots of wind and 4m swells sending their outriders to rock my boat. Having done a few expeditions previously skippered my own boat on many trips to the Chatham Islands Pacific Sub Antarctics Indonesia and the Arctic and spent more than 25 years working in emergency departments I was confident of my skills and sealegs and sure my daughter Olivia would fit in just fine even though the next youngest of the 100 passengers was nearly three times her age. There is nothing quite like the excitement of finding your cabin on a new ship unpacking your bag the mandatory lifeboat drill and then finding your way around the ship s hospital to see what equipment you have to deal with what the Southern Ocean will throw at you. After organising a MERT (Medical Emergency Response Team) drill for new staff including myself we went through a few scenarios and who would do what and how. My fellow crew were an interesting mix of Vikings Germans Canadians a Kiwi expedition leader an Aussie and a Czech musician called Randy. As is usual at our morning staff briefing and breakfast the Polar Latitudes team on Breeze Magazine 41 Dr Tom Mulholland and his daughter Olivia ashore at Neko Harbour Antarctica. a beach with elephant and fur seals giant petrels and 10 000 king penguins and their chicks. The smell of wildlife the wild salt spray and the sound of ancient blocks of ice calving and crashing into glassy fiords full of spouting whales. A far cry from last century when they were hunted almost never to return. Gladly they are back and humpbacks sei and fin whales were ever present companions. To see Shackelton s grave to have 80 knots of wind drop and to enter Drygalski Fiord the most southern on a windless day and cruise in a Zodiac with leopard seals and snow petrels simply takes your breath away. The scale the ice the glaciated peaks it s Game of Thrones on steroids. But that wasn t the half of it. Rounding Cape Disappointment so named by Cook as he failed to find Terra Australis Incognita I saw my first tabular iceberg as we headed toward the great white continent and Elephant Island. Shackelton s crew were marooned on Elephant island for winter months as he rowed across the Scotia Sea toward help. We were warned that the chances of actually seeing Elephant Island let alone getting close to the spot where men shivered for months under a couple of upturned dinghies were remote. As we bashed our way at 5 knots through 10m seas for a few days Neptune released his grip and we were greeted with swell but no wind at the gates of Elephant Island. As Shackleton s wake the 90m ship Sea Explorer related stories of rogue waves sinking ships wildlife horror stories and yarns from hundreds of years of Polar exploration. Not good for my daughter s anxiety as we did a steady 12 knots after leaving the Beagle Channel for the Falklands en route to the biggest jewel of the world s treasure chest South Georgia. As the boat rose to the ocean swell and the albatross became numerous we settled into three weeks of ship life. I was very busy the first few days as passengers tried to find their sea legs and my radio was almost non-stop with cabin calls of all descriptions as I got to know the passengers their pre-existing and newfound conditions. Our oldest passenger being 90 years old was an absolute delight. When my daughter asked her how long ago she booked the trip she replied About two years ago dear. I am so glad I am still alive to make it. I would have hated to lose my deposit it s the Scottish in me... Having done many expeditions and read about Shackelton since I was a small boy South Georgia had always seemed mystical and magical. Words and pictures can t reproduce the feeling of standing on RNZYS burgee on ice 42 Breeze Magazine the Zodiacs were lowered we approached the tiny group of rocks cowering below an enormous tidal glacier that bears the memorial dedicated to the Chilean captain who rescued Shackelton s men from this inhospitable slab. A leopard seal easily as long as our 14 foot Zodiac swooped beside me then raised its head 25cm away and blew its breath over me. This was easily as impressive an animal as the great whites I have dived with on Stewart Island. We then entered Antarctic Sound and the Weddel Sea with massive tabular icebergs queuing like dominos and almost blocking our exit. More landings more penguins more whales more ice ancient rocks and standing on the last of my seven continents was almost unreal. Nothing can prepare you for the scale of Antarctica not even your imagination. Nothing prepared me for my birthday card from my daughter my cabin mate and companion on this mission I write this as we sail from the tip of South Georgia through previous adventurers faded footprints onto a land home to ice dwelling creatures intimidating oceans and thousands of miles of ice. I can never express how grateful I am for the adventures and incredible life you have created for me and how lucky I am to be on this journey... Having taken her to 80 degrees North the previous year to see polar bears I had fulfilled my promise to her as a young girl to take her on adventures to the ends of the earth. Top Spectacular Drygalski Fiord South Georgia. Left The forbidding rocks and snow covered peaks of Elephant Island. The magnificent Above Olivia with Penguins spectacle of at Salisbury Plain South cruising in Georgia. Fiordland. Opposite Members of the As the ship groaned pitched andgroup RNZYS rolled across a seething Drake Passage in the prepare for a shore dead of night I looked at myexcursion. daughter asleep in her bunk and felt vulnerable. I never thought I would be as pleased to see the famed Cape Horn and feel the lee as we escaped the gale south westerlies to the calm of the Beagle Channel our circuit complete. Mission accomplished time to plan our next adventure... maybe Iceland Dr Tom Mulholland is an Emergency Department doctor at Auckland City Hospital a resident in Westhaven on his 40 foot cat and both he and daughter Olivia are members of the RNZYS. He is the founder of and Breeze Magazine 43 RNZYS PRIZEGIVING Photo 1 (L to R) Ibuki Koizumi Ryo Leonard Takahashi Celia Willison James Delegat. Photo 2 (L to R) Graham Lambert and Craig Monk. Photo 3 (L to R) Tracy Moody Ed Pridham Daniel Lanigan and Nadine Irving. 44 Breeze Magazine Holding Course in Volatile Times In periods of volatility as we have experienced over the last year it is very easy to make poor decisions. Investors tend to react to market movements or noise and forget the big picture. We were fortunate for the six years post the Global Financial Crisis that equity and bond volatility was suppressed by central bank actions (QE or money printing). The volatility experienced in the last 12 months is more normal than it is exceptional but it requires investors to take a longer term view of their investments. It is not surprising that we are seeing more ups and downs in markets but remember in the long run markets tend to go up historically about 70% of the time. The only problem is they tend to fall at a faster pace than they rise which can test the nerves of even seasoned investors. Timing the market is tricky. You do get the odd win but missing the big up days can be detrimental to a fund s performance. As shown missing out on a few of the market s best days or selling investments after steep falls can have a significant impact on a portfolio s performance. In the bar chart shown in Figure One the total returns are calculated based on a hypothetical 100 000 investment in the S&P 500 Index over the last 20 years. If you missed the best five days on the S&P500 Index over the last 20 years the value of your portfolio would be worth 149 089 less (-43%) than if you stayed fully invested. If you missed the best 10 Figure One Figure TwO days your portfolio would be worth 65% less. While this current bout of volatility looks set to continue for some time it is worth remembering that markets have gone up over the long term despite wars pandemics terrorist attacks and political crises. Shares have grown substantially over time A hypothetical 100 000 investment in the US S&P 500 index (500 largest US companies) over the past 40 years (19742014) would now be worth over 7 million dollars. (See Fig. 2.) Diversification and patience are extremely important in volatile times as it is easy to lose sight of your long term investment goals. Volatility is part and parcel of investing it comes and goes just like the passing of the seasons. We see the volatility as an opportunity to add to the best companies at cheaper prices. Yes it will be a bumpier road ahead more ups and downs but if you can stomach the volatility as the charts show it has been best to stay in for the long haul. Disclaimer This is intended to provide general information only. It does not take into account your investment needs or personal circumstances and so is not intended to be viewed as investment or financial advice. 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The Service Disclosure Statement for Milford s Discretionary Investment Management Service is also available from any of our AFAs free of charge. MAM0041_BRM 46 Breeze Magazine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Good crowds good exhibits good sales at Hutchwilco Show The Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show at the ASB Showgrounds once again featured all the latest boats engines electronics and marine accessories as well as a vast array of equipment for fisher people. Manufacturers and retailers of GRP and aluminium boats reported larger than expected sales with several manufacturers saying it was their best show since 2007 before the GFC. Electronics accessory and equipment retailers also reported great results during the four days of the show. Despite the challenges posed by the loss of one of the show s major parking areas 10 11 Auckland s on-going traffic congestion more than 31 000 paying Kiwis came to the show buying boats and equipment checking out the latest innovations and enjoying a great day out. Among the exhibitors at the show were 1 Leigh Armstrong (B&G) and Michael Blackwell (Navico). 2 Darryl Whitmore and Melissa Rewi Lusty & Blundell. 3 From left Drew Blair Jason Snashall and Tom Van Praagh Orakei Marine. 4 Stephanie Cannon and Lionel Sands Yamaha. 5 Danielle Lambert Line 7. 6 Gordon Darrow and Reid McGowan of the Giltrap Corp with the new Lamborghini Hurac n LP 610-4 Spyder. 7 Brett Geldard and Bart Meltzer Advance Trident Ltd. 8 Nick Meister and Fraser Watene Club Marine Insurance. 9 Wayne Patten Volvo Penta. 10 Nigel Arkell Rogers Boatshop. 11 Tristan Campbell and Marina Arnold Kiwi Yachting. Pictures by Debra Douglas Breeze Magazine 47 1 2 3 4 5 6 Fun and Food make a great combination at Coffee Morning Humour made for a great recipe at a recent Ladies Coffee Morning at the Squadron. The guest speaker was television and radio cooking personality Annabelle White who amused her audience with best strategies for entertaining and tips for baking and enhancing family favourites. The author of 11 cookbooks Annabelle is busy with cooking classes and the public speaking circuit. Despite being Life Member Roy Dickson s cousin she admitted she was not a sailor preferring to burn the calories with fast walking. Cooking is one of life s greatest expressions of daily caring and gives such MRX FLEET MANAGER Position available to manage 11 identical MRX yachts. The role involves overseeing all day-today operations including but not limited to sailing racing charters maintenance sponsorship financials maintaining current and building new relationships 7 great practical happiness said Annabelle. Combine this with a good splash of humour and fun and everyone is happy. I believe that food should be simple easy confidence building and delicious. Among those at the popular event ... 1 Sally-Lou Crawford and Shirley Mason. 2 Elaine Watt-Wyness and Jayne Drake. 3 Sandy Newland and Fizz Ahlers. 4 Diane Batts and Margie Solomon. 5 Vicki Lodge and Judith Grayson. 6 Rosemary Wakeman and Pauline Wilderspin. 7 Colleen McGregor with Annabelle White. Pictures by Debra Douglas A Challenging but Rewarding Position for Someone with a Passion for Sailing Please send CV to pete 48 Breeze Magazine YOUTH TRAINING PROGRAMME REPORT by Guy Pilkington A new intake gets ready to blast off. We have started our 29th season with a record 47 trainees with 29 returning for second third fourth and fifth consecutive years It s always great to receive so many applications and from such a skilled group of young sailors with so many vying for positions on the yachts. This season the focus is not only on sailing skills but fitness theory and boat handling each of which are individually measured and recorded. In the past two months we have completed A5 drills fleet and match race training. We have also held two races of our Harbour Course series including a longer race around Motuihe Island. We have returned home if you like to have briefings and debriefings in the front of the Training Building the old Motor Yacht Club. This would not have been possible without the support of Ian and Blanche Cook (Yachting Developments) and Brian Ward (Systems Office Furniture). We have now set up our training base with a lecture room that will be suitable for all levels of training for our members. Our Performance Programme squad which is made up of our 8 10 top sailors recently completed trials in Wellington. Matthew Hughes Hamish McGill and Cameron Moss won and gained entry into the Youth Match Racing World Championships. The Youth Worlds were held in Noumea in our previous fleet of Elliott 6 s. Hughes finished 6th overall and YTP members Leonard Takahashi and Ibuki Koizumi representing Japan finished 5th. Coach and YTP Graduate Graeme Sutherland was pleased with the teams dedication to training and although ranked lowest the team sailed well and pushed through to finish in 6th place. The second Performance Programme team of George Anyon Logan Andresen and Josh Wijohn and myself head over to attend the 50th Governor s Cup Regatta at the Balboa Yacht Club next month. It will be the second time competing at this event for the trio and also competing will be Leonard Takahashi (JPN) Ibuki Koizumi and Matthew Hughes coached by YTP Graduate Chris Steele. Breeze Magazine 49 2016 17 Crew list 1 Helm Main Trim Bow 2 Helm Main Trim Bow 3 Helm Main Trim Bow 4 Helm Main Trim Bow 5 Helm Main Trim Bow 6 Helm Main Trim Bow International Logan Andresen Matt Morgan Anna Merchant Niall Malone Watts & Hughes Charlotte Porter Claude McKeogh Vincent Lark Max South Sultanate of Oman Matthew Kelly Daniel Andresen Jacob Willis Callum Radford Harken Peron Pearse Dan Lawton James Wilson Tom Hussona Power Equipment Matthew Hughes Sam Hassall Patrick Harris Mitch Jackson Western Mailing Cameron Moss Marco Hull Mathew Leydon Scott Webber 7 Soar Printing Helm George Anyon Main Logan McAllister Trim Celia Willison Bow Ryan McCook 8 Yachting Developments Helm Leonard Takahashi Main James Jennings Trim Ibuki Koizumi Bow Harry Milne 9 Doyle Sails Helm Patrick Haybittle Main Catriona Stanton Trim Hamish McGill Bow Jake Erson 10 Yacht Getaways Helm Josh Wijohn Main Layton Hern Trim Chris Coleman Bow Cooper Hopman Chaseboat Luke Tomlinson Sam Hume George Angus Harry Dalbeth Cameron Marks Pierre Harrison Jonathan Subritzky SPONSORS SUPPORTERS Words & Pictures by Alan Houghton ISSN 1175-804X Issue 107 August 2016 With winter upon us it seems appropriate to dedicate this issue of Classic Journal to the boats high and dry and getting some real love. Eileen Patricia Lucinda and My Girl are three very lucky boats which to varying degrees are being brought back to a condition which may be better than new. As ever a sense of competition has entered the picture Mency has challenged Nathan that the first boat to reach the Kawau Boating Club has to shout dinner. It may be close considering their near identical lengths and engines. Here is our Around the Yards edition ... Eileen Patricia s March of Folly By Peter Mence This starts with a post on the Waitemata Woodies website about a launch for sale designed and built by A.F. Couldrey. This attracted our interest as we already had one of Couldrey s yachts and thought that it would be of benefit for related on water activities. After a quick haul and being pleasantly surprised at the underwater condition a few months later she was on the way to Marco Scuderi s shed for surgery to restore the cabin to original design. Marco is a master craftsman and some would say I am a pedant. While I am sure that this criticism is completely unfounded I acknowledge that I was the cause of a simple job getting quickly out of control. We have two original photographs but no drawings. Peter Mence Photo One of the photographs was provided by Graeme and Brian Couldrey and is of enough quality to form the basis of our originality guide. We were aware from charred timbers there had been a small fire in the bilge at some stage but damage appeared to be superficial. We had anticipated re-using the coachroof beams. However roof removal revealed charring on the top of the wheelhouse frame suggesting the fire was significant enough to cause the replacement of the whole cabin-top. We think that this was when the cabin was raised. A quick list of jobs done so far and I will have forgotten some. Caravan cabin off Tugboat belting removed Sheer plank replaced starboard and mostly on port Fibre-glassed ply deck overlay off. Repaired log. A number of new ribs and repairs. The old 55hp Fordson came out still needs a new home. New engine beds and a new Yanmar has gone in we will need to add ballast Kauri foredeck replaced. New stem piece scarfed in. Curved after deck reinstated Jenni says it will be her gin seat . New beams at the original height of course. New aft cabin coamings. Repaired forward cabin coamings. Just don t ask when she will be finished Alan Houghton of course tells shocking fibs. In his initial post he used the words easy and cheap but then I will confess to having got a bit carried away. We are very grateful to Houghton Brian and Graeme Couldrey and Marco Scuderi for assisting and encouraging us in this rewarding folly. The Lucinda Project nears completion After more than two years the Lucinda project is almost completed. Having been purchased as a mussel farm in 2014 and after completely stripping her structure inside and out she is now nearly fully renovated. Something that I have only learned at this late stage is that if your project is out in the open for goodness sake plan the work to be done and make it appropriate for the season I had a rather successful summer fitting out Lucinda with her new wiring plumbing and fuel systems the quality of which makes me proud. But just about the end of April and into May something I should have predicted happened the dry light weather ended and dark wet days moved in. This meant that just as I had finished the inside jobs and was ready for prep and paint outside the weather was not I am overcome with regret at spending my summer weekends on the inside when those jobs were really perfect for the cold winter nights. This being the case on any given winter weekend only one (early in the day) coat of paint is possible provided the rain holds off. It has been a long project for a 27ft boat. My advice is to invest a small amount of time money effort or any combination of the three in erecting weather protection for your project. One rogue shower of rain can ruin a paint job and most likely your whole week. By Nathan Herbert Making Progress on My Girl The restoration of My Girl is coming along really well with most of her ribs now replaced with freshly milled southern red beech timber on the way to giving her a sound hull again. Jason has been keeping a blog of progress at my-girl. The following blog excerpt describes a normal Saturday for Jason Saturday 18 June 2016 Frustrating day today. I decided to remove the sponson on the starboard side. The bit from the transom to just past cockpit bulkhead went well. I d wedge it out a bit then cut the fastenings. But from there forward for 2m it had been altered repaired botched with epoxy and glued firm to the planking. Very solid but during removal I lost the plank behind it. I just couldn t pry it off without destroying the plank. After this fail it was plain sailing to the bow. It went back to normality pry and cut. I cut the plank out in preparation for scarfing a new one in and have to do four more patches on this side anyway so one more won t hurt. After this I needed something different to do so I got the pieces of the original deck beam out and proceeded to trace it onto a large piece of macrocarpa I had gotten in preparation for this moment. The bottom curve is correct but the top I left deliberately large. I need to repair some plank tops so I ll leave the shaping until that s done. It s pretty low. I also put a temporary marker for the cabin entrance so I can get used to it ... CLASSIC YACHT ASSOCIATION CONTACTS GENERAL ENQUIRIES Tanya Ankersmit admin CLUB CAPTAIN YACHTS James Mortimer yachtcaptain CLUB CAPTAIN LAUNCHES Nathan Herbert launchcaptain EDITOR Harold Kidd harold Jason Prew Photo Nathan Herbert Photo 52 Breeze Magazine Marine Scene Latest information on Products and Services A joint build between Lancer Industries Ltd (NZ) Orca Engineering (NZ) and Navatek Ltd (USA) has seen the supply of the two Sea Blade 23 Law Enforcement Vessels for the Department of Land and Natural Resources Hawaii. The Sea Blade was chosen during the tender process due to its ability to operate efficiently in open sea conditions. The patented hull form is optimised for sea keeping and performance. The Sea Blade patrol boats will be used by armed officers for enforcement duties of fisheries vessel inspections and boarding as well as patrol duties based from Hawaii s current State legislation on the use of Hawaii s natural resources. Acceptance trials were conducted off the coast of Honolulu with 1.5-2.0m waves and 25-knot winds in oceanic conditions. During manoeuvres an average cruising speed of 23 knots and a top speed of 38 knots were achieved with comfort. The assessors commented The Sea Blades performance and comfort will allow for greater access and enforcement in offshore locations. The Sea Blade 23 has been made robust and maintenance friendly. A 6mm aluminium hull with a custom solid foam collar makes this a hardy and reliability vessel. It also features large volume fuel tanks weapons storage lockers big swim platform and extended bimini for sun protection. Sea Blade on patrol Beneteau introduces new Oceanis 41.1 Beneteau has recently introduced a new version of its popular 41 model. Oceanis 41.1 has the same hull as her predecessor but is 600kg lighter and at a sharper price point. She boasts a new interior and deck with a bigger cockpit larger windows and a lighter brighter more open interior. A 41.1 demonstrator has been ordered by 36 and is scheduled to arrive in August and will be on display at Auckland Boat Show. Contact 36 to arrange viewing or test sail. Phone 09 903 1001 B&G Network Diagnostic Software B&G has announced the release of its B&G Network Analyzer and Service Assistant with integrated wireless diagnostics tools. Available in a free software release the new tools are designed to ensure optimal marine-electronics performance for B&G displays. Available on all Zeus2 and Zeus2 Glass Helm multifunction displays and Vulcan chartplotters with GoFreeTM connectivity the tools allow sailors to easily send system information to the service team at B&G to improve troubleshooting and customer service. No matter how far a vessel is from land as long as sailors can connect to a wireless network this new update gives immediate access to the latest features and the best support and service. The new Network Analyser and Service Assistant service tools are available in the latest B&G software release (version 54.1.85) via a one-time manual download and update to compatible equipment with no charge to the customer. Breeze Magazine 53 Riviera and Volvo Penta team up for world debut at the Sydney Boat Show Riviera s stylish new 4800 Sport Yacht will be the first production motor yacht in the world to be showcased with the next generation of Volvo Penta s Inboard Propulsion System (IPS). Riviera and Volvo Penta have revealed the 4800 Sport Yacht will showcase the innovative new D8-IPS800 propulsion system with IPS15 pod-drives. For the two-stateroom two-bathroom 4800 Sport Yacht Riviera has developed a new hull which is the perfect match for both the new IPS15 pod-drives and new Volvo Penta D8 engines. A five-year warranty on all Volvo Penta systems is now standard with every new Riviera and spans Volvo Penta helm stations steering and propellers as well as major componentry of their high performance drivelines and fuel-efficient engines said Riviera CEO Wes Moxey. Available worldwide this extended warranty complements the Riviera fiveyear structural warranty and will provide even greater peace of mind for our valued Riviera boating family members he said. The R Marine Flagship team looks forward to the world premiere of the 4800 Sport Yacht and to welcoming our existing and aspiring Riviera owners to Sydney International Boat Show from 28 July 1 August. Thrilling account of WWII raiders in New Zealand waters False Flags is an exciting account of German raiders active in New Zealand Pacific and Australian waters during World War II. Author Stephen Robinson fully explains these events with a particular emphasis on the human stories from both German and Allied points of view. Published by Exisle Publishing the book explores the activities of the German raiders including the mining of the Hauraki Gulf Wellington Harbour and Lyttelton Harbour and shutting down shipping lanes while the New Zealand Navy and the Tasman Airways flying boats Awarua and Aotearoa hunted them across the Pacific Phone 021 859 805 Elan launches GT range of cruising yachts Elan Marine has launched a new series of fast cruising yachts dubbed the GT range.The launch of the new GT series begins with the 40-foot GT5 which is based on Elan s S5 the latest model in their performance range. With a bathing platform options of a cockpit galley featuring a fridge grill and other amenities common on much larger yachts the GT5 cockpit is designed for enjoying time with family and friends offering an ample seating area and different innovative cockpit table options. The Elan Design Team has implemented an inverted saloon layout featuring the galley forward. The raised deck saloon ensures a bright and spacious living space with plenty of ventilation and more than 2m of headroom. The GT5 is available with different accommodation options. The GT5 is designed with a short-handed crew in mind. Halyards and sheeting are controlled from the helmsman s position which keeps the cockpit clean of all lines. 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