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Useful Info
Distress Beacons

Check your Emergency Beacon

The satellite system supporting 121.5 MHz/243MHz distress beacons such as Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) and Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) will cease operation altogether on 1 February 2009.

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Sails

Choosing Your Sail

Sail choices should be determined by your intended overall usage - this can be divided into categories.

Coastal Cruiser – Dacron

The trade-off you make by choosing the durability of Dacron is performance. While a Dacron sail will stay in one piece for more than a decade, it starts losing its aerodynamic shape over time because Polyester yarn is relatively stretchy compared to high tech yarns like Kevlar and Carbon Fibre. Blown-out, poorly shaped sails increase heeling and reduce the distance you can sail in a given amount of time.

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Maritime New Zealand

Maritime New Zealand’s role is to ensure that all maritime activities are carried out safely,
with minimal impact on the environment and our nation's security.

Their vision is “a maritime environment with minimum deaths, accidents, incidents and pollution as part of an integrated and sustainable transport system”.

Check out their key safety messages for boaties:  www.maritimenz.govt.nz/recreational/safety-campaigns/

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Dolphins & Whales

You can help protect Maui ’s dolphins by:

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