Team Vodafone Sailing have smashed the ANZ Sail Fiji record to become the fastest boat ever to sail from Auckland to Denarau! Simon Hull and his team crossed the finish line at Port Denerau at 22:31:03 on Monday 6th June just 59 hours 31 minutes and 3 seconds after the start on Saturday 4th June. [...]
Team Vodafone Sailing may not have another tracking update. Their unit has been drained of power and is currently at 2% battery life. All other units are between 77-89%. We will do our best to keep you updated regarding their imminent finish time. The finish boat is on station and the Royal Akarana Yacht Club [...]
ANZ Sail Fiji Race Director Sally Garrett has not moved far from her computer since the start of the race at 1100 hours on Saturday 4th June. Constantly monitoring the fleet, and studying the conditions as they change, Garrett has provided the following update: "Team Vodafone Sailing could finish as early as 2230 hours tonight. But [...]
TeamVodafoneSailing has picked up speed and is now racing towards the finish of the ANZ Sail Fiji race at a speed of close to 25kts. At 1115hrs on June 6, 2016, the 60ft trimaran had 250nm to sail to the finish line at Port Denerau. No doubt keen to make the finish line in daylight [...]
New records are expected to be set in the ANZ Fiji Race as the leaders hurtle towards the finish line in Port Denerau, sailing a direct course in 20-25kts winds. TeamVodafoneSailing, the 60ft trimaran which won two TransAtlantic races as Geant, sailed by Michel Desjoyeaux, is expected to cross the finish line at around 11.00pm [...]
Just after sundown on Day 1 of ANZ Sail Fiji, Team Vodafone Sailing were forced to slow down to assess possible damage to the port arma. Boat Captain Stuart Mackinven reported, "We hit a submerged object with port foil, just after sun down. We gybed to assess the damage and we crawled into arma to [...]
Check out the official video from the start of ANZ Sail Fiji 2016!
Getting a bit chilly out here just west of end barrier. Slowly doing the wiggle north getting along now at good 15 odd Heartily beef stew for tea tonight before we get into the freeze dry tomorrow. Disco.
One News veteran reported Martin Tasker was on the water for the start of ANZ Sail Fiji. "They" say that any media is great media, so when Tasker wanted to re-hash the 2014 sinking of Django, we agreed because it meant that the race got some air time. Ben Costello, star of the segment said [...]