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 [...]

Ran Tan II – Line Honours in the Auckland Noumea Yacht Race!

Congratulations to Brian Petersen and his Ran Tan II crew for claiming line honours in the 2018 Auckland Noumea Yacht Race. Ran Tan had a great tussle with Sydney TP52, Frantic which kept them pushing all the way to the finish line. The team crossed the finish line in Noumea at 13:13:29 New Caledonian time, [...]

2018-06-07T17:43:13+12:00 June 7th, 2018|Boat News, Ran Tan II|

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|

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|

Ran Tan II “it’s been all go”

Ran Tan II, the Elliot 50 owned and skipper by Brian Petersen are having a hectic yet awesome ride to Noumea. However the sea state hasn't been the best, and some of the crew are feeling their freeze dried food rolling around inside, and out. "It's been all go from the start, the last little [...]

2018-06-05T12:01:08+12:00 June 5th, 2018|Boat News, Ran Tan II|

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 [...]

Position Report: Sunday 3 June PM

The first position report is in. After a chaotic start to the race, the fleet has slowed down, and are slowly cruising north. Ran Tan II is currently leading the fleet on line with a VMG of 9.5 knots and are also leading on IRC and PHRF. Prior to the start, Ran Tan said "the [...]

2018-06-03T21:11:13+12:00 June 3rd, 2018|Blink, Boat News, Ran Tan II|

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 [...]