The crew of the Beneteau First 44.7 Notorious have made it safely to Opua, welcomed by Manuela Hornell, wife of Ave Gitana crew meter Chris Hornell. Christiaan Arns and his crew were in good spirits, but were obviously devastated by the outcome and the decision they needed to make. Arns, who is also a member [...]
ANZ Sail Fiji race management team member Suellen Hurling took a satellite phone call from the understandably upset skipper of Notorious at 1115 hours on Sunday 5th June. Christiaan Arns, who is also a member of the Royal Akarana Yacht Club organising committee for this years race, was emotional as he formally advised that Notorious [...]
Check out the official video from the start of ANZ Sail Fiji 2016!
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 [...]
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 [...]