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Giacomo breaks monohull record

The second boat to cross the finish line of ANZ Sail Fiji 2016 was Jim Delegat’s Volvo 70 Giacomo. The crew had to complete a few tacks as they made their way through the reef and eventually crossed the finish line at 09:53:19 on Tuesday 7th June. Their elapsed time was 2 days 22 hours [...]

Sail-World: Records set to be slashed as leaders fly to finish

New records are expected to be set in the ANZ Fiji Race as the leaders hurtle towards the finish line in Port Denerau, sailing a direct course in 20-25kts winds. TeamVodafoneSailing, the 60ft trimaran which won two TransAtlantic races as Geant, sailed by Michel Desjoyeaux, is expected to cross the finish line at around 11.00pm [...]

Blink & Hupane in battle

As the fleet settles into yet another night at sea, there is an average of about 200 people looking at the online tacker every 30 minutes. ANZ Sail Fiji definitely generates a lot of interest to not only family and friends, but to sailors around the world. Tom Addis, navigator on Giacomo, sent another update [...]

500 mile day ahead

As Giacomo was steaming towards Fiji, Tom Addis, navigator on board the VOR 70 sent in this update; All good here. In 20kts of breeze now and just changed to the J4 which is the smallest jib that we should need. Very wet on deck and it will be like this until the finish now. Pos 33 [...]

Official ANZ Sail Fiji Start Video

Check out the official video from the start of ANZ Sail Fiji 2016!

Update from Giacomo / 4pm Saturday

All good here, just going between Little and Great Barrier islands. Got out of the start well in the end, was pretty sketchy for a while with very patchy breeze for our big bus but we did ok and are now in 10kts and building all the time so we are well and truly through the [...]

ANZ Sail Fiji off to a drifting start

The 23rd ANZ Sail Fiji started on time today with the sound signal bellowing from the HMNZS HAWERA. Over 100 spectator boats were on the Waitemata Harbour between North Head and Orakei Wharf to farewell the fleet before they embarked on the 1,100 nautical mile passage in a very light south westerly. Anarchy (AJ Reid) [...]

Elapsed time ‘guess-timations’

With ANZ Sail Fiji set to start in just a few short hours, the guessing game of when boats should arrive in Denarau has begun. The 'guess-timations' are in, and by the looks of it, all boats believe they will be safely berthed in Port Denarau Marina by Friday the 10th June. The start canon [...]

Customs clearance underway

The fleet racing in ANZ Sail Fiji which starts at 1100 hours on Saturday 4th June are currently undergoing customs clearance so they are ready to leave New Zealand waters tomorrow. Customs has been very accomodating of the fleet, with Team Vodafone Sailing kicking off the clearance run at 0700 hours this morning. The clearances [...]