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Mintaka due to finish tonight

A day in paradise. This is what it is all about. Winds down to 20-25. Tight reaching. The rain  has gone, the sun is shining, shorts have appeared. Sailing fast mostly over 7 kts. Full main -  the first time since Opua. Full #1, furled when the gust some through. Improvement in the weather brought [...]

By |2014-06-08T20:34:02+12:00June 8th, 2014|Latest News|0 Comments

Update from Mintaka

The communications from Mintaka have been awesome! And we can now report that their ETA is late Sunday evening, early Monday morning. [divider] We are making very ogood progress winds eased today (well to 25 with squalls), and sea like the Hauraki Gulf with strong NE, i.e. a huge improvement. Today at noon we were [...]

By |2014-06-07T20:25:38+12:00June 7th, 2014|Latest News|0 Comments

Cruise Rally – 05/06/14 AM Sked

Thanks for all your messages of support! Last night had winds of 30 kts most of the time. Sailed with triple reefed main and number 2. Seas less lumpy. However the wind direction was on the beam so fast sailing. During today the winds have gradually lessened. I think we are now in the subtropical [...]

Cruise Rally – 04/06/14 PM Sked

                                                                                                          Date/Time: 041800 nzst Jun # Vessel Name Callsign Method of comms Position Status Remarks/Comments 1 C4 ZME8040 HF RT 30 26.71S 175 44.00E Participant Alls well on board 2 Mintaka ZMT3834 HF RT 28 53S 175 38E Participant Alls well on board  

Cruise Rally – 04/06/14 AM Sked

Radio Schedule for: Auckland to Fiji (Port Denarau) 07/06/2014                                                                                                           Date/Time: 040600 nzst Jun # Vessel Name Callsign Method of comms Position Status Remarks/Comments 1 C4 ZME8040 HF RT 31 31.50S 175 19.65E Participant  Cse 031T 2 Mintaka ZMT3834 HF RT 30 20S 175 29E Participant Cse 022T, Spd 7kts  

Update from the Cruise Rally

Overnight winds eased to 25 kts. Seas still rough but gradually easing. In the morning seas even better. Still need to hold on tight. Good wild life seen.  A pod of pilot whales, dolphins, an albatross and our first flying fish. Position at noon 33 10S, 17 439E. Day's run 170 M, so we're happy. [...]

By |2014-06-03T22:15:07+12:00June 3rd, 2014|Latest News|0 Comments

C-4 loses life raft

The two cruising boats competing in the rally set off from Opua on Monday 2nd June at 1100 hours. Post by ANZ Sail Fiji. After an interesting first night, race management received this correspondence from Mintaka. "We cleared customs and set off in company with C-4. Beautiful sailing across the Bay of Islands. But as [...]

By |2014-06-03T10:48:18+12:00June 3rd, 2014|Latest News|0 Comments