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 [...]

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+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Boat News, Equilibrium|

Equilibrium “oh what a difference a day makes”

Equilibrium has sent an comprehensive update which once again proves that almost all boats have sailors suffering from potential sea sickness. And it really is no surprise. Bashing into a 30 knot head wind doesn't make for comfortable dining, and throws the stomach around like a basketball. An email was received from Equilibrium at 1400 [...]

2018-06-05T15:23:10+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Boat News, Equilibrium|

Lively conditions for Equilibrium

Equilibrium has sent an email to the Auckland Noumea Race Management team as well as their family members to advise of lively conditions. "Just a quick note I am afraid as conditions are not conducive to sitting at the PC typing a long email. "As I am sure you are tracking us, we just passing Cape [...]

2018-06-04T12:29:35+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Boat News, Equilibrium|

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 [...]