t's great to see CarreraS finally making it to Noumea! They definitely get the prize for most distance sailed. Well done team!
We've just received some great news! CarreraS is about to depart Opua and will rejoin the race. John Meadowcroft contacted the RAYC / Auckland Nouema Race Committee to officially advise of the decision. "Confirming that we have fixed our engine issues and will be rejoining the race," said skipper John Meadowcroft. This is CarreraS's second [...]
The Marten 49 CarreraS, owned by Gerry Cantwell and skippered by John Meadowcroft, has suspended racing from the Royal Akarana Yacht Club Auckland Noumea Yacht Race. CarreraS has reported "engine issues". "Crew are all in good spirits despite the setback. If we can get urgent repairs done tomorrow, we could still complete the trip but [...]
UPDATE: CarreraS has suspended racing » Those following the Auckland Noumea Yacht Race are glued to the tracker either via the official website, or the YB Races app to ensure they are completely up-to-date with what is happening on the race course. We are aware that CarreraS has altered course. Our Safety Management team will [...]
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 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 [...]