Westsail 32: Kabuki

Getting Ready for our first voyage together.

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Who understands the media

28 June 2009
The last couple of days have been full with Michael Jackson hype. The Media in New Zealand is souping it up for the viewers benefit. And it is being lapped up by the viewing public, with a serving of Rugby hype, Middle-east salsa, death and murder for seasoning.
I watched the news on the weekend for the first time in a couple of months. It was the same old news that I saw 2 months ago. The same death's, murders, scandal's, hype, hype, hype.......

The reason I watched the news was because I was hoping there would be a report on the Auckland to Noumea yacht race which is at this moment happening along our illustrious coastline. But alas no, an International Ocean Yacht Race (that is struggling with pretty atrocious weather conditions) can not compete with Michael Jackson, Rugby, Basketball, and (my pet hate) Car racing.

Anyway that was my rant for the day, I would have sent an e-mail to Mark Sainsbury on Close-up ( TV One Current affairs show) but that would just piss me off even more.

Vessel Name: Kabuki
Vessel Make/Model: Westsail 32 #425
Hailing Port: Whangarei, New Zealand
Crew: Paul Bowling and Wendy Smith
Paul and I have been sailing around Whangarei and the Bay of Islands for the last 14 years. We have owned a few boats in that time, ranging from a 20ft Trailer Sailer to a 36ft New Zealand built Eric Cox design yacht. [...]
Extra: Thought this would be a good way of keeping family and friends up to speed with our progress on getting Kabuki and ourselves ready for the big adventure.
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Who: Paul Bowling and Wendy Smith
Port: Whangarei, New Zealand