Here is the Django arrival video as well as some footage of their race. Looking back on this, it's awesome to see how much fun that little boat provided AJ and his crew. Well done Django! We will miss you...
It is with great sadness that we share this information with our followers. This information is provided with permission of Andrew Reid, owner and skipper of Django. Written by Django ANZ Sail Fiji crew member Andrew Pilcher ANZ Sail Fiji Finish 14/6/14 - Django (Andrew Reid, RNZYS). Photo: © Brad Davies / RAYC Media [...]
So a few days after finishing I think I've got my breath back enough to write a final update for the #anzsailfiji race. Who remembers the 1995 Rugby World Cup Semi-Final between the All Blacks and England? The one where Jonah Lomu ran rampant right through the whole team and scored four tries, including that most memorable [...]
Squealer may have pipped them at the post after 1,110 nautical miles but you wouldn't know this this lot! The crew from Django are one happy bunch of sailors. Congratulations on a great race Django!
Just in from Squealer! I guess it had to happen this way. It has been almost 9 months since I sent Andrew (Reid, skipper Django) a picture of Squealer's bow and suggested that he have a good look at it as it would be that last time he would see it in the upcoming Fiji [...]
We can see Squeaker!! Oops, we mean, Squealer! Wind back in now, messy morning with light winds. Everyone in high spirits just put "Thunderstruck" on the stereo LOUD! AJ Django
From Bex (from Django) to Ben (Vamos). Great to see that romance still lives in the form of electronic love letters! This message is coming from Bex, to ANZ Sail Fiji, and hopefully will end up with Ben on Vamos! So sweet... Hahah :-) [divider] Hi Honey Well the days are long and the nights [...]
From Bex Hielkema - crew on Django Being the only girl on a small yacht for 7 days with 4 other guys is not such a big deal really. A typical day starts for me at 0100, woken from a crazy strange dream by Lefty telling me its my "turn to shine". For the past [...]
"More fun and games on Django - saw 44 kts of breeeze on the nose last night, quite breezy and bouncy. Epic night out!!!! Sailing now in the heaviest rain ever recorded in the history of rain. Boat and crew clean but damp. Like dogs. Bring on the tropics!!
ANZ Sail Fiji gets underway on Saturday 7 June at 1300 hours and the 20 strong racing fleet is all but ready to go. Amongst the battle grounds there are 15 boats that will represent the Royal clubs for the Interclub Challenge, a trophy that hasn’t been contested for some time. Royal Akarana Yacht Club [...]