Ran Tan, the Elliott 50 skippered by Brian Petersen had a tough race to Fiji but they arrived in one piece at 9:48am on Thursday 9 June, 4d 22h 48m 30s after they were smashing it at the start of the race. Check out what a few of their crew had to say!
At 0900 hours on Monday 6th June at Raoul Island (200 nm due east of the fleet) the wind direction was 90 degreed with at a speed of 13 knots. Both the of most used models on the boats GFS and GEM show a similar wind direction (102 deg and 105 deg), but higher wind [...]
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 [...]
Celia Willison is just 17 years of age and on Saturday 4th June, she will start her first ever Category 1 offshore yacht race, ANZ Sail Fiji. But Celia is no stranger to the sea. She practically grew up on boats and at just the tender age of eight days old, she was already sailing [...]