Mid-Race NZDF 230 SQN Flyover

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 [...]

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|

Position Report: Monday 4 June AM

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 [...]

2018 Auckland Noumea Yacht Race is underway

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 [...]