Category: May 2021

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The Briand Brand

The Briand Brand

When the crew on ETNZ’s 2017 America’s Cup-winning cat began to pedal, many thought it a bold and innovative move by Grant Dalton’s team – typical of its smart approach to the Cup. Fewer knew that the idea was almost 40 years old – first developed by the Swede Pelle Pettersen with the help of...

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TIRED BATTERIES? GO LITHIUM-ION

TIRED BATTERIES? GO LITHIUM-ION

Lithium-ion battery technology has revolutionised energy storage across multiple industries, offering unrivalled performance, capacity, weight and longevity advantages. But what are the cost implications of upgrading to lithium-ion? Jeremy Peacock, co-owner of marine energy specialists Enertec, likes to illustrate the cost vs performance profile of the technology through examples, and stresses that not all lithium-ion...

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THE SINCLAIRS OF LYTTELTON  PART 2 – Mascotte

THE SINCLAIRS OF LYTTELTON PART 2 – Mascotte

Jimmy Sinclair’s Mascotte was not only the Champion yacht of Lyttelton from 1891, he was also New Zealand Champion in 1892 and 1893. Jimmy had continually modified his Little Wonder to meet the challenge of the Millers’ Pastime but the Lyttelton Regatta on 1st January 1890, when Pastime beat Little Wonder by a whopping 50...

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SHADY SAILS

SHADY SAILS

This time round, Brigadoon’s trip south left a trail of smiling faces in her wake – her previous illicit passages have been outlived by her later travels. The real Brigadoon has prevailed.

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THE ‘LAZARUS’ CUP

THE ‘LAZARUS’ CUP

Ever since it was first staged in 1851, the battle for the Auld Mug has delivered scarcely believable storylines. Auckland’s 2021 edition didn’t disappoint and will be remembered for its extraordinary ‘comeback-from-the-dead’ narratives. Lazarus himself might have blushed.

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