A massive thanks to NZDF 230 SQN for capturing these amazing pics of some of our fleet a few days into the race while they were flying over doing official work. This was completely unplanned, but super exciting for Ran Tan Racing, Miss Scarlet, Equilibrium, Birdies Furax, Blink and Ave Gitana! RAN TAN II [...]
After an intense hew days on the high seas, the Shaw 12 Blink crossed the finish line after 4 days, 14 hours, 14 minutes and 54 seconds. The crew, who represent the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club in Wellington, were wet, tired and thrilled to be finished.
Blink, the Shaw 12 from Wellington, contacted our team in Noumea to give a very important and vital update. "It's Vesna here. I just wanted to let you know that we are enjoying a fabulous Spaghetti Bolognese dinner. We know it's not French, but after 48 hours of being drenched, it's a warm meal and [...]
The fleet has reported in with Taupo Maritime Radio this morning in accordance to the sailing instruction requirements to provide mandatory position reports. The fleet is currently experiencing 25-30knot on the nose as they creep closer to the top of New Zealand. Fleet - Monday 0530hrs Boats will now be leaving general cell [...]
The first position report is in. After a chaotic start to the race, the fleet has slowed down, and are slowly cruising north. Ran Tan II is currently leading the fleet on line with a VMG of 9.5 knots and are also leading on IRC and PHRF. Prior to the start, Ran Tan said "the [...]
The Royal Akarana Yacht Club Auckland Noumea Yacht Race is underway with eight boats hitting the start line in heinous conditions, including wind, rain and an extreme lack of sunshine. Meanwhile, it's 24 degrees and perfect in Noumea. The RAYC canon was fired on time, and all boats hit the line ready to race. The [...]