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Solo Around Australia sailor Bruce Arms starts today from Mooloolaba

by Suzanne Arms on 10 Jul 2011
Solo Around Australia record attempt sailor, Bruce Arms Suzanne Arms
Sailing champion Bruce Arms is departing for his Solo Around Australia world record attempt from The Yacht Club at Mooloolaba Marina today, Sunday 10 July at 12 noon.

Arms, after months of hard work and preparation,says 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.

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.



To follow Bruce Arms, go to the ADD-COM Contact Solutions tracking site www.emsviewpoint.com/journey and login using brucearms@addcom.com , 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

If you are anywhere near Mooloolaba today, you will be able to see Bruce departin from 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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