Wow what a challenging and adventurous race that we all had, most of what we were expecting we got at some stage. So final day was full of highs and lows ending with a great high. We could see from the weather files that the wind was going to drop out towards the end as [...]
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Congratulations to Jim Delegat and his Volvo 70 Giacomo crew for finishing second on line in the ANZ Sail Fiji race. Giacomo is currently leading on IRC. More to come.
Well all round a great day for sailing and ablutions but less about the latter for now. The weather has been perfect with good sailing winds in warm blue oceans only thing wrong really is we need the wind to move right some degrees to allow us to go faster and stay in contact on [...]
G'Day everyone! Trust life in Fiji is good, we are certainly feeling the air and sea water getting warmer as we track north and as I speak we have 530 nm to the finish line. So what of today, more of the shake rattle and roll and LOTS of water across the deck. Breeze has [...]
Well its been a bit of a shake, rattle and roll day today as we are well into the ocean with new seas and a decent breeze of 20 - 25 kts from the NE. There is for sure nothing gentle about sailing a VO70 across the ocean... we are laying up the rhumb line [...]
One of the big jobs in getting your boat ready for a race like ANZ Sail Fiji is to ensure there are plenty of provisions on board for hungry (and sometimes grumpy) crew! Israel Evers is the "food technician" on board the Cookson 50 Akatea. Israel is a foodie by trade and this means that [...]
ANZ Sail Fiji is a first for many of the competitors, including teenage brothers Nikolas (17) and James (15) Delegat. Nikolas will be experiencing for the first time blue water sailing and will be keeping a close eye on his younger brother who has experienced a trans-Tasman crossing when they step on board their fathers [...]
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 [...]