by Suzanne Arms
Sailing champion Bruce Arms has confirmed he will be departing for his Solo Around Australia world record attempt from The Yacht Club at Mooloolaba Marina on Sunday 10 July at 12 noon.
Solo Around Australia record attempt sailor, Bruce Arms
Arms, after months of hard work and preparation, said today he is ready to embark on the epic voyage. He aims to create a world record by sailing solo around Australia in just 35 days in his 14 metre catamaran, Big Wave Rider.
'There has been hours and hours of preparation and without the great support from my wife Suzanne, supporters such as Jessica Watson and a number of sponsors including APC Logistics, SatCom Global, Add-Com Contact Solutions, Burke Marine and Coursemaster Autopilots, this voyage would not be possible.
'I’ve also had Prime Radio come on board as a media partner and local fir, MUK Entertainment, has filmed my progress to date with a view to producing a documentary of the voyage.
'I aim to send back daily blogs and people can track my progress around Australia,' Arms said.
He admits he is starting to get excited and a bit nervous at the same time, but is still really looking forward to the challenge ahead. 'The previous record was 42 days. I aim to reduce it by seven days.'
Arms says he will use his voyage to help raise awareness of SOS Ocean Racing, which was formed in 2010, to raise awareness of the damage to our environment through the use of plastic and plastic bags.
Bruce Arms and Big Wave Rider at ghe start of the Fitzroy Yachts Solo Trans Tasman Race 2010
To follow Bruce Arms, go to the ADD-COM Contact Solutions tracking site www.emsviewpoint.com/journey and login using firstname.lastname@example.org , password: trackbruce.
For full details on Bruce’s world record attempt visit www.brucearms.com or call 0414 513 810.
For full details on SOS Ocean Racing visit www.sosoceanracing.com
Start Line - WSSRC Mooloolaba start/finish line: Between the entrance marker red light on Eastern Sea Wall of the Mooloolah River at 26 degrees 40.75 minutes South 153 degrees 07.96 minutes East, and a laid buoy at 26 degrees 40.452 minutes South, 153 degrees 08.043 minutes East. This line is approximately 0.3 nm long and the buoy is on an approximate bearing of 000° magnetic from the entrance marker.
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