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Hey Walter

I'm not 100% sure of the dates, but I think the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series (match racing with America's Cup crews in 2 pairs of older America's Cup boats) will be on in Auckland over the time you're here (or at least part of it anyway). That would be a fantastic thing to see if you are going to be here at the right time. Those AC boats are incredible when they're fully loaded up and being sailed to the max. There will be various spectator tours on ferries and commercial launches to get you out on the water and as close as any spectator is going to get to the sailing action.

There is the opportunity to go sailing in an old AC boat - there's a company that has a pair of old Team NZ boats and you get to sail on them .... even steer if you want. Of course, that costs money, but shouldn't be horrendously expensive.

I highly recommend visiting a NZ based sailing forum as mentioned earlier and asking a similar question there. I'm sure you're going to get a lot more assistance there than you will here simply because its populated with Kiwis, many of whom are in Auckland and many of whom are active cruisers and racers and may be looking for crew or have space on their boat for a keen individual. If you need help to get to the forum I mentioned before, I'm sure it'll be worth getting the help.
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Hey Walter

I live and sail in Auckland. I can offer you some sailing with us on the understanding that my sailing is purely relaxation (we don't race) and generally overnight to an anchorage somewhere on the Hauraki Gulf.

Drop me a line either on a PM on this board or send it to me at asselbergs@ihug.co.nz and lets see if we can accommodate you while you're in Auckland.
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Hello NZ:

We are doing a "Home Exchange" in Tauranga next October. I would love to find someone to daysail with while there...(my wife won't go). In return, I would offer day sails in the Chesapeake Bay (VA/Maryland) area to anyone who would find themselves here. My boat can be seen at this link on Picasa: Picasa Web Albums - Moe - Sailing

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Hey Walter

I'm not 100% sure of the dates, but I think the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series (match racing with America's Cup crews in 2 pairs of older America's Cup boats) will be on in Auckland over the time you're here (or at least part of it anyway). That would be a fantastic thing to see if you are going to be here at the right time. Those AC boats are incredible when they're fully loaded up and being sailed to the max. There will be various spectator tours on ferries and commercial launches to get you out on the water and as close as any spectator is going to get to the sailing action.

There is the opportunity to go sailing in an old AC boat - there's a company that has a pair of old Team NZ boats and you get to sail on them .... even steer if you want. Of course, that costs money, but shouldn't be horrendously expensive.

I highly recommend visiting a NZ based sailing forum as mentioned earlier and asking a similar question there. I'm sure you're going to get a lot more assistance there than you will here simply because its populated with Kiwis, many of whom are in Auckland and many of whom are active cruisers and racers and may be looking for crew or have space on their boat for a keen individual. If you need help to get to the forum I mentioned before, I'm sure it'll be worth getting the help.
Morning How are you, I am well. Once again I thank you for you help. I have sent a message to crew.org.nz but still no luck with info@pcc.org.nz it keeps bouncing back. I will work will work on NZ based sailng today. Hope you get this.
Walter
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Hey Walter

I live and sail in Auckland. I can offer you some sailing with us on the understanding that my sailing is purely relaxation (we don't race) and generally overnight to an anchorage somewhere on the Hauraki Gulf.

Drop me a line either on a PM on this board or send it to me at asselbergs@ihug.co.nz and lets see if we can accommodate you while you're in Auckland.
I accept. Hope you get my e-mail. I'll have to check out PM.
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In case your first offer doesn't work out, we may be able to help at least for a day sail and possibly an overnight trip in the Hauraki Gulf. Contact via PM or email to SVSeaforth at gmail.com will find us.
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