Contact received from Birdies Furax²!

After four days at sea, we have finally heard from Birdies Furax², the local team from Noumea, New Caledonia. They have reported that all is well on board, and they are cruising towards Noumea, eager to race into their home waters and cross the finish line. "We blew out a spinnaker and have been fighting [...]

2018-06-07T11:38:55+12:00 June 7th, 2018|Birdie Furax, Boat News|

Ran Tan a atteint le point sud de la Nouvelle-Calédonie

Des nouvelles fantastiques! Ran Tan a atteint le point sud de la Nouvelle-Calédonie. Ran Tan II have reached the southern point of New Caledonia! HOWEVER. We've received notification from Ran Tan regarding an issue on board. A crew member, who insists on remaining nameless, has advised they left their jandals on the dock in Auckland. [...]

2018-06-07T10:49:07+12:00 June 7th, 2018|Boat News, Ran Tan II|

Equilibrium sailing under main only

We've received an email from Equilibrium who have advised they are sailing under mainsail only. As we know that you are all following us on tracker you may have noticed that we have slowed somewhat. At approx 01:30 this am we discovered that the mast forestay had come loose and in fact detached itself from [...]

2018-06-07T08:11:30+12:00 June 7th, 2018|Boat News, Equilibrium|

Raw and real update from Ran Tan II

72 hours into the race and it's been all go from the start. The sea state has been slightly uncomfortable. Several crew feeling rough but in good spirits. Focused on keeping the boat safe and going fast. Looking forward to the breeze freeing up. All is well on board. Less than 48 hours ago we [...]

2018-06-06T17:37:45+12:00 June 6th, 2018|Boat News, Ran Tan II|