Itchy Feet

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Prize Giving Photos

Becalmed

Over the last 12 hours the remaining boats at sea have gone through the front that Itchy Feet passed through yesterday. Cotton Blossom II and Allegro are now in same area of low wind that Itchy Feet experienced yesterday afternoon. While Itchy Feet remains in light southerlies and has another 5 days at sea to [...]

Email correspondence with Itchy Feet

Image Above: You can see Itchy Feet is emerging from a thick high cloud (very white = cold and high) associated with the front. While the main fleet is in clear skies as they head into the trades. The northern extension of the front will pass over the fleet early on Thursday morning. -----Original Message----- From: "Sally [...]

Update on Itchy Feet

Itchy Feet continues to make good progress, even though they are travelling at 90 degrees to the course to Fiji. Itchy Feet called Race Director Sally Garrett at 21:45 last evening (Tuesday 7th June). At the time they were making good progress in 35 knots gusting 50 knots under storm jib. All is well, and [...]

Itchy Feet searching for cocktails

An email has just been received from Itchy Feet: Hi everyone, slow progress over the last few days. We've seen some weather and seas which have slowed us down. All good though, taking it easy and looking after things. Probably be like this for another day or so. Plan is to head north west past [...]

Miss Scarlett’s slow going explained

Overnight the big gains have been made by Gary Lewis’s 88 footer Shaman, the cruiser is currently in second place on line behind Giacomo. Between 10pm last night and 7am this morning the crew increased their lead over 3rd placed Ran Tan II by 17nm. Shaman must have found her conditions as she averaged 12.4 [...]

Itchy Feet causes head scratching

ANZ Sail Fiji is set to receive the first finisher tonight, but one boat has the attention of the Race Committee more than others at the moment. Itchy Feet have made a radical move heading west through throughout day two of the race. While it may seem a little different to the rest of the [...]

Official ANZ Sail Fiji Start Video

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

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) [...]

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 [...]