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Daily News Wrap 6th June 2016

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Team Vodafone Sailing tracker at 2%
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 team is due to depart …
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Itchy Feet causes head scratching
ANZ Sail Fiji is set to receive the first finisher tonight, but one boat has the attention of the Race Committee more than others at the moment. Itchy Feet have made a radical move heading west through throughout day two of the race. While it may seem a little different to the rest of the boats, they are setting themselves …
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State of the Trades
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 what are the winds doing …
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Injury on board Anarchy
Anything can happen during an offshore race, so when Royal Akarana Yacht Club race management team member Suellen Hurling received a call from AJ Reid, owner and skipper of Anarchy, she prepared for whatever update was thrown her way. "Suellen it's AJ. Wow it's crazy out here! We all have goggles on whenever we are on deck. A simple task …
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Time to head east?
At 0900 hours on Monday 6th June at Raoul Island (200 nm due east of the fleet) the wind direction was 90 degreed with at a speed of 13 knots. Both the of most used models on the boats GFS and GEM show a similar wind direction (102 deg and 105 deg), but higher wind speeds. More importantly both models …
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Sail World: Hull puts the hammer down on Team Vodafone Sailing
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 if possible, the Simon Hull …
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Auckland to Fiji in 1:47
The Royal Akarana Yacht Club Race Management Team headed to Fiji on the big steel tube in the sky. Thanks to Fiji Airways for getting them there!
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Notorious makes it to Opua
The crew of the Beneteau First 44.7 Notorious have made it safely to Opua, welcomed by Manuela Hornell, wife of Ave Gitana crew meter Chris Hornell. Christiaan Arns and his crew were in good spirits, but were obviously devastated by the outcome and the decision they needed to make. Arns, who is also a member of the Royal Akarana Yacht …
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Sail-World: Records set to be slashed as leaders fly to finish
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 on Monday night. That will …
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Suellen Hurling
Yachting & Communicaitons Manager
Royal Akarana Yacht Club
+64 21 89 2004
suellen@rayc.co.nz

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