sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Auckland Tauranga Race starts in very light winds - follow on tracker
Auckland Tauranga Race starts in very light winds - follow on tracker


'Kia Kaha (TP52) crosses the startline - Start Auckland Tauranga Race March 28, 2013'    Richard Gladwell ©    Click Here to view large photo

The Auckland to Tauranga race started off the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, on Thursday morning, in very light winds.

The outgoing tide was a major challenge for the competitors forcing then to congregate to the west of Auckland Harbour Bridge, before using the tide to cross the line.

After 30 minutes of 'sailing' the fleet had reached the old tank farm at the eastern side of Westhaven Marina.

However a building easterly breeze allowed the fleet to make better progress later in the morning, and as of Friday morning all had passed through the Colville Channel and were headed for Tauranga. At the latest report Kia Kaha was first to finish at 0742hrs Friday morning.

The fleet can be tracked using a new Tracker facility from Predictwind which can be accessed from a PC or Mac by clicking here

Most of the boats are displayed except for the some of the race leaders, including Kia Kaha

According to Predictwind's real time wind observations facility, there is a 12kts easterly breeze, gusting 15kts blowing at Channel Island, at the entrance to the Colville Channel, through which the fleet must pass before turning for Tauranga.

The Predictwind tracker is an App that can be run off iPhone, or Android phone - covering 82% of smart phone market.

See instructions on the Predictwind.com site at http://www.predictwind.com/tracker/

Or go to your Apps store and download PredictWind Tracker, a bit of familiarisation with how the tracker works (best gained off your Mac or PC), and you are away.

No race records are expected to be broken, due to the slow start and wind direction. The top 50fter V5 was entered but did not start. The ORMA60 TeamVodafoneSailing also did not start after losing her wingmast on the first day of the Auckland Regatta.

The latest published fleet schedule can be read by clicking here

Rikki - Start Auckland Tauranga Race March 28, 2013 -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo

Rikki and Kia Kaha - Start Auckland Tauranga Race March 28, 2013 -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo

- Start Auckland Tauranga Race March 28, 2013 -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo

- Start Auckland Tauranga Race March 28, 2013 -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo

- Start Auckland Tauranga Race March 28, 2013 -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo

Kia Kaha - Start Auckland Tauranga Race March 28, 2013 -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo

- Start Auckland Tauranga Race March 28, 2013 -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo

Sole multihull entrant - Start Auckland Tauranga Race March 28, 2013 -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo

- Start Auckland Tauranga Race March 28, 2013 -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo

- Start Auckland Tauranga Race March 28, 2013 -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo

- Start Auckland Tauranga Race March 28, 2013 -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo

Bowman looks aloft - Start Auckland Tauranga Race March 28, 2013 -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo


by Richard Gladwell

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=107868

1:16 AM Thu 28 Mar 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

26 Mar 2013  Images of the Auckland Cup - Day 3 - Gallery 4: Keelboats
26 Mar 2013  Images of the Auckland Cup - Day 3 - Gallery 3: Multihulls
26 Mar 2013  Images of the Auckland Cup - Day 3 - Gallery 2: Sports boats
26 Mar 2013  Images of the Auckland Cup - Day 3 - Gallery 1: The Big Boats
24 Mar 2013  Auckland Cup: Video of TeamVodafoneSailing's dismasting
24 Mar 2013  Auckland Cup: Seabreeze makes for close racing on final day
23 Mar 2013  Images of the Auckland Cup - Day 2 - Gallery 4
23 Mar 2013  Images of the Auckland Cup - Day 2 - Gallery 3
23 Mar 2013  Images of the Auckland Cup - Day 2 - Gallery 2
23 Mar 2013  Images of the Auckland Cup - Day 2 - Gallery 1
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World





Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind gears up in Alicante by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,






































Soling North American Championship concludes on Lake Erie by Canadian International Soling Association,
























ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander: The overall results +Video
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Four champions crowned as racing wraps up
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - USA finishes Top-10 in 4 classes
Outteridge and Jensen – What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Giles Scott wins Gold
Santander Worlds - 49ers Burling and Tuke clear ahead
ISAF Sailing Worlds – Live broadcast - Medal races
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam day 5
WMRT Chicago Match Cup 2014 – GAC Pindar through to the semi-finals
Bart’s Bash 2014 at Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club in Victoria Harbour
Bart's Bash: First event in at Wakatere in New Zealand
ISAF Sailing Worlds Santander 2014 - AUS Laser and 470 Medals + video
2014 Patriot Regatta - U.S. Coast Guard team wins
2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 9 highlights
2014 Etchells North American Championship – Day 2
Chicago Match Cup - Top four tour teams tackle tomorrow in semi-finals
470 Men and Women Worlds - Champions decided in Santander
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: 49er and Nacra 17 world titles claimed
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Caleb Paine through to Finn medal race + video
ISAF Worlds - 49er, 49erFX, Finn and Nacra 17 Rio 2016 spots taken
ISAF Sailing Worlds - 470 Women's medal race images by Thom Touw   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Scott all set to lift Finn world title   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - 470 Men's medal race images by Thom Touw   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Aussies and Austrians claim 470 gold   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: 470 awards images by Sail-World.com   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - 470 medal race images by Jesus Renedo   
Annapolis-to-Newport Race - 'What to Expect' Seminar to take place   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - No racing on penultimate day   
Belcher takes record fifth 470 World Championship   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 8 video highlights   
2014 Great Lakes Team Racing Championship about to set off   
2014 Etchells North American Championship - Day 1   
2014 U.S. Multihull Championship - Day 1   
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Repechage top four determined in final flight   
J/24 World Championship - 35th anniversary preview   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Santander medal race line-up confirmed   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 8 images by Sail-World.com   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing stumbles in coastal race   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Americans ready for 470 medal races   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Action ramps up with end zone in sight   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT