The lads and lady from Notorious arrived at dawn on Saturday 9 June, tired, emotional and sore. But amongst the misery, was sheer joy as their feet touched dry land in Noumea after five days at sea. Check out their smiles! Video coming soon.
We've received an update from Notorious stating that all is well on board and the crew are in good spirits. "But we are all looking forward to the good spirits available from the bar!" said skipper Christiaan Arns. However he also reported that they have no power left on board, so the approach to Noumea [...]
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 [...]
On Thursday 31st May when installing the trackers, we caught up with Christiaan Arns, owner/skipper of the Beneteau First 44 "Notorious". Usually a man of few words, Christiaan gave us a run down on the his thoughts about the weather.
Hmmm... Does this head pass any standard at all? Notorious shows us the new on board "facilities" ahead of the the 2018 Auckland Noumea Race which kicks off at 1300 hours on Saturday 2nd June. " We upgraded the electric head... I want crew to be comfortable!" said a representative of Notorious. Now, do we [...]
Notorious’s captain Christiaan Arns with his trailer load of kit which was delivered to our container sponsor Burnard International! Burnard International is managing the container which takes all of the boats cruising gear and whatever they need for their return voyage back to New Zealand or beyond. Great to see Christiaan so excited about the [...]