Sharpe Focus and Moody Blue, the two cruising boats in ANZ Sail Fiji 2016 give us a (very) brief run down their passages.
Check out the official video from the start of ANZ Sail Fiji 2016!
Hamish Milne and his Moody Blue crew were a little moody and rather blue after being forced to head to Opua to undergo urgent repairs to their gooseneck. During the cold hours overnight, the gooseneck and boom sustained damage, significant enough to warrant the return to shore. "We are all fixed now and are keen [...]
ANZ Sail Fiji has received its first casualty with Hamish Milne and his Moody Blue crew heading to Opua. At the 0630 sked this morning, Moody Blue advised they had broken the gooseneck on their boom and were heading to Opua for repairs. "We have suffered a broken boom goose neck fitting overnight and are [...]
As we all sit and warm ourselves in front of our fires or heat pumps, the temperature has dropped to just eight degrees for the ANZ Sail Fiji cruising boats. While the temperature is meant to hold for the night, the chills have set in with both boats being forced to sail through rain which [...]
Another view of the waterspout, showing it touching down on the water. Photo: Sir Peter Blake Marine Education & Recreation Centre It would seem that the ANZ Sail Fiji Cruising Fleet has some random weather on their hands! Water spouts have been spotted off Tiri proving once again that Auckland weather in completely bizarre. [...]
ANZ Sail Fiji 2016 officially started this morning when the cruising race commenced on time at 1130 hours. Clair Milne, wife of cruising sailor Hamish who is the owner/skipper of Moody Blue, who is also a race sponsor with his business Burnard International providing the container shipping and logistics, sounded the horn to [...]
The two cruising boats in the 2016 edition of ANZ Sail Fiji will set off on Wednesday 1st June, the first day of winter. At the cruising weather briefing held at Royal Akarana Yacht Club, skippers Hamish Milne (Moody Blue) and Pip Sawyer (Sharpe Focus), together with the RAYC Race Committee, made the decision to [...]