Please select your home edition
Edition
Bakewell-White Yacht Design

Trans Tasman Tri Challenge on Sydney Harbour

by Kim Schwartz on 29 Jul 2011
Sean Langman’s Orma 60 Trimaran ’Team Australia’ arrives in Sydney Harbour - Trans Tasman Tri Challenge 2011 .
Trans Tasman Tri Challenge is being held 29th July from 1.15pm on Sydney Harbour.

Well known supermaxi sailor Sean Langman’s latest toy, an Orma 60 Trimaran from Europe called Team Australia, and New Zealand sistership TeamVodafoneSailing will line up for a spectacular race dubbed the Trans Tasman Tri Challenge.

The boats will go head to head for the 384 nautical mile course starting in Rushcutters Bay at 1.15pm and finishing at Southport on the Queensland Gold Coast. They will start themselves and record their own finish times in what is an unofficial sprint up the New South Wales and south eastern Queensland coast.


Team Australia arrived through Sydney Heads this morning completing its four day delivery from Noumea without incident. This afternoon the two international crewmen who assisted project manager Josh Alexander and John Crawford with the delivery, Frenchman Thierry Duprey, skipper of Gitana 12 in the 2006 Route de Rhum, and Italian Simone Gatea, who sailed the trimaran while it was Banque Populaire, will meet the rest of the Aussie contingent including skipper Sean Langman, Joe de Kock and sail maker Shane Guanaria. Josh Alexander will also join the crew for the trip north.

Tomorrow Langman will take command at the wheel of his new trimaran for the first time. Sean purchased Team Australia with the intention of becoming familiar with canting mast technology which he plans to adapt to a monohull supermaxi in the future.


The 60 foot Team Australia is capable of reaching speeds close to 50 knots but with this weekend’s light forecast, Langman is not expecting his tri to show us its best.

The Trans Tasman Tri Challenge creates the possibility of a double dose of Kiwi pride on the line this weekend with tomorrow night’s clash between the All Blacks and South Africa in the Tri Nations rugby test.

InSunSport - NZColligo Marine 660x82Southern Spars - 100

Related Articles

Michael Marshall triumphs at J/22 World Championship
With a second place finish in Thursday’s only race, Mike Marshall, Todd Hiller and Luke Lawrence are the champions. Heading into the 10th and final race, Marshall and Chris Doyle were tied on points at 30. As the 41 teams arrived at CORK in the morning, the after effects of an overnight storm left breeze in the mid-20s, so the Race Committee postponed on shore.
Posted today at 8:10 pm
Best pictures of the first 4 Acts of the Extreme Sailing Series™
An influx of fresh talent have all added to the hype, but the greatest evolution is the replacement of the Extreme 40. An influx of fresh talent, new venues and a revised race format have all added to the hype, but the greatest evolution is the replacement of the Extreme 40 by a smaller, faster catamaran: the flying GC32.
Posted today at 1:34 pm
Return to Russia for the Extreme Sailing Series™
Joining the fleet as the season heads into its second half is Gazprom Team Russia, led by WMRT champion, Phil Robertson. With one week to go, the fleet returns to St Petersburg for the fifth Act of the season, presented by SAP, 35 of the world’s best sailors are getting their heads in the game and preparing for the one of the trickiest venues of the season so far.
Posted today at 12:58 pm
Marshall and Doyle tied on points at J/22 World Championship
By way of a victory in Wednesday’s third race, Mike Marshall, Todd Hiller and Luke Lawrence are tied at 30 points By way of a victory in Wednesday’s third race, Mike Marshall, Todd Hiller and Luke Lawrence are tied at 30 points with Chris Doyle, Will Harris and Adam Burns. Jeff Todd is still in the hunt in third place with 35 points.
Posted on 24 Aug
Debriefing the 2016 Rio Olympics—Sailing news North America and beyond
Editorial Editorial
Posted on 23 Aug
The Clipper Race turns 20!
Throughout the race, tales of crew celebrating birthdays on board filter back and they are always a special occasion Throughout the race, tales of Clipper Race crew celebrating their birthdays on board filter back and they are always a special occasion, likely to remain a completely unique event in their lifetime.
Posted on 23 Aug
A magnificent fleet gathers in Cowes for Etchells World Championship
58 teams from all over the world have entered the championship, hosted by the Royal London Yacht Club. Twenty teams are from Great Britain and a dozen each from Australia and the United States of America. Four entries are from Hong Kong and as far afield as: Bermuda, Ireland, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates.
Posted on 22 Aug
FAST40+ Class to be the first to have honour of racing for One Ton Cup
14 FAST40+ racing yachts are expected, flying the flags of England, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa and the USA 14 high performance FAST40+ racing yachts are expected for the One Ton Cup, flying the flags of England, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa and the United States of America. The crew, of which only five can be professionals, come from countries all over the world.
Posted on 22 Aug
Noroton Yacht Club dominates Hinman Trophy Team Race
Sailors often say it’s the little things that make the difference between winning and lose. 2016 Hinman Trophy Team Race - Sailors often say it’s the little things that make the difference between winning and lose. This was the case for Noroton Yacht Club as they won the Invitational Team Race Regatta for the Commodore George R. Hinman Masters Trophy for the second straight year, though maybe not in the way you’d expect.
Posted on 22 Aug
Drama Queen - Goransson wins Melges 32 National Championship
Richard Goransson and his Inga from Sweden team have claimed the 2016 US Melges 32 National Championship 2016 US Melges 32 National Championship - After a weekend of challenging, moderate conditions in Newport, RI, Richard Goransson and his Inga from Sweden team have claimed the 2016 US Melges 32 National Championship hosted by Sail Newport. Capping a weekend full of tight racing with lead changes around the track, it was fitting that the final race had three teams fighting for the regatta win
Posted on 22 Aug