It was rowdy, it was loud, and the crew from Shaman enjoyed their time on board the 88 foot cruiser racer all the way to Fiji. Shaman crossed the finish line at 20:46:36 on Wednesday 8th June, 4d 9h 46m 36s after the star on Saturday 4th June. We caught up with Gary Lewis before [...]
The 88 footer Shaman, with Gary Lewis at the helm, will be the next boat to cross the finish line. At 1400 NZT she had 64nm to run and is sailing at 11 knots. Shaman has been a consistent performer through the race, with boat speeds amongst the top four monohulls. Her track east of [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]