The race was challenging for Miss Scarlett after they broke their forestay early on. The crew crossed the finish line at 14:15:11, some 6d 03h 15m and 11s after the start.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Check out the official video from the start of ANZ Sail Fiji 2016!
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) [...]
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 [...]
ANZ Sail Fiji is just two more sleeps away and the fleet is itching to get on the water. More than two representatives from each boat attended the briefing at Royal Akarana Yacht Club where sailors collected their boat packs and some vital weather information. "A blocking high to the east of New Zealand has [...]