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'weather bomb'

At least that is what the local news in NZ has called it. Here are a couple of links to the two handed race round NZ currently taking place. Doesn't look pretty.

Crew.org.nz • View topic - Round New Zealand updates

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The Kiwi's are used to strong weather that would scare most of us. Some places just blow 30+kn and that is the norm. A bit of breeze is 60kn for some of these sailors. The boats are capable and the crews are experienced.

So, when they say a 'weather bomb', they mean it.
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Had a friend who did this race in a Mini-Tranat boat a number of years ago. They postponed the start because 70 knots was forecast. They started the next day with forecasts of gusts to 55. He said they averaged 23 knots in a 22 foot boat for an hour.

Kiwi sailors are nuts and wonderful at the same time.
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