Please select your home edition
Edition
InSunSport - International - RG

Two Man Round North Island Race- All yachts have finished in Auckland

by Sail-World on 7 Mar 2011
Karma Police (foreground) and Akatea to leeward - SSANZ Round North Island Race 2011 Jodie Bakewell-White

12 March 2011 All yachts have finished in Auckland at the end of the 2011 Two Man Round North Island Race. No other reports are to hand.

Meanwhile the Gisborne Herald reports on the dismasting of the Ross 930 Pepe a few hours after the start:

A yacht race around the North Island came to an abrupt end for two sailors Monday morning when their mast snapped, forcing them to accept a tow to Gisborne.

Auckland men James Horner (18) and Thomas Connal (20), were sailing to Auckland on the final leg of the Two-Handed Round North Island Yacht Race when their mast snapped about 17 nautical miles east of Gisborne.

Maritime New Zealand received a distress signal from the yacht Pepe at 10.30pm on Monday. Napier fishing trawler Voyager was in the area and was asked to tow the yacht to Gisborne.

Mr Horner said they were below the deck when they heard a bang. Their mast was broken into three pieces.

The yacht was well placed in the race when the mast broke.

'We are absolutely gutted. We were coming first in our division and held an overall position around the third and fourth place mark. I can’t express how gutted we really are,' he said.

Mr Horner said although the weather was calm, one of the main stays holding up the mast was fraying and 'the wind might have helped'.

In Gisborne, the two men waited for family members to arrive from Auckland.

For the rest of the report http://www.gisborneherald.co.nz/article/?id=21769!click_here

10 March 2011 Ten yachts have now finished the 2011 Round North Island Race of the fields of 19 who started the fourth leg from Napier on Monday. They are (times as of Wednesday morning (9 March 2011): Akatea (2.15am), M1 (18.00.32), Karma Police (19.04.32), Zindabar (18.58.45), Surreal (19.50.32), Coppelia (20.02.49), Midnight Express (20.12.05), Valium (20.50.41), Physical Favours (20.57.15), Second Nature (20.57.47), Bird on the Wing (21.35.55)

08 Mar 2011

Akatea has reported they have a nice breeze, as of 0600hrs on 8 March and are hopeful ETA of 2200hrs tonight!

From Karma Police: Becalmed in the Bay of Plenty...had a wild night in up to 35 knots but the wind had dropped steadily since the sched this morning. In 2.8 knots now. Had a chat to M1 when they sailed past us and can see Zindabar inshore. Frustrating!


07 Mar 2011

The Ross 930 Pepe has become the third yacht to be dismasted in the 2011 Two handed Round North Island Race.


Race control has reported that she lost her mast just a few hours after leaving Napier at the start of the final leg to Auckland.

Pepe was handily placed at the time astern of race leaders Akatea and Karma Police.

The latest report on the www.ssanz.co.nz!SSANZ_website states that Pepe 'has lost the top part of their mast. All crew and boat are otherwise fine. A cruising yacht is standing by and a fishing boat isn't far away. Maritime radio has advised Pepe not to motor and the Fishing Boat will tow them in.'

www.predictwind.com!Predictwind.com shows winds in the area staying moderate to fresh from a southerly direction all Tuesday before beginning to ease on Tuesday night and then becoming more variable with maybe better more consistent winds offshore, through the rest of the week.

Just 19 out of the original 37 starters remain in the race, underlining its claim to be the toughest race on the New Zealand sailing calendar. The other 18 yachts reported their status as 'all is well onboard'
Zhik Isotak Ocean 660x82Newport Boat Show 2016 660x82Ancasta Ker 40+ 660x82

Related Articles

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Crew catch up - Meet Dhruv Boruah
After crew members have completed their global ocean adventure, some go back to their previous lives and occupations After crew members have completed their global ocean adventure, some go back to their previous lives and occupations, some decide on a future in the marine industry, some take time out to assess their next move in life and others seek their next challenge.
Posted today at 5:49 am
SoftBank Team Japan achieve first foiling tack
SoftBank Team Japan announced today that they cracked foiling tack earlier this year while training with their AC45 boat SoftBank Team Japan announced today that they cracked the foiling tack earlier this year while training with their AC45 Sport test boat in Bermuda.
Posted on 26 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
America's Cup - Architect of NZ Qualifier withdrawal steps down
The Commissioner for the America's Cup General Dr. Harvey Schiller has stepped down from the role The Commissioner for the America's Cup General Dr. Harvey Schiller has stepped down from the role and will finish at the end of the month. The move was confirmed today by America's Cup correspondent Bernie Wilson of the Associated Press.
Posted on 23 Aug
An Q&A with Steve and Heidi Benjamin about the NYYC’s 2016 Queen’s Cup
Sail-World caught up with Steve and Heidi Benjamin to learn more about Heidi’s historic win in the NYYC’s Queen’s Cup. When it comes to U.S. Grand Prix sailing, it’s hard not to encounter the names of Steve and Heidi Benjamin. The two highly polished sailors have been successfully campaigning their series of yachts, named SPOOKIE, for years, starting first with a Carkeek 40 and progressing to their TP52. I caught up with Steve and Heidi to learn more about Heidi’s historic win in the NYYC’s Queen’s Cup
Posted on 19 Aug
PredictWind - One stop shop
PredictWind have taken the bold step of adding government provided forecasts to their award winning forecasting software PredictWind the world leader in forecasting believe that more is better, and have taken the bold step of adding government provided forecasts to their award winning forecasting software.
Posted on 15 Aug
Rio 2016 - Fresher breezes expected inside and outside on Day 3
Stronger winds are expected for the third day of racing in the 2016 Olympic Sailing Regatta in Rio de Janeiro. Stronger winds are expected for the third day of racing in the 2016 Olympic Sailing Regatta in Rio de Janeiro. Two of the fleet scheduled to race outside on the Atlantic Ocean course off Copacabana Beach, while the 470 Men and Women will race inside on Guananara Bay.
Posted on 10 Aug
35 Copa del Rey Mapfre - Armin Strom Sailing Team in action
Armin Strom Sailing Team remain in contention for the top of the podium throughout the 35 Copa del Rey Mapfre this week. Heading the leaderboard from the start and quickly finding a ‘turbo’ foiling mode saw Armin Strom Sailing Team remain in contention for the top of the podium throughout the 35 Copa del Rey Mapfre this week.
Posted on 8 Aug
American Windsurfing Tour – Final day
Ferdinando Loffreda slashed his foot open in the campo last night so retires from the Pro bracket. Ferdinando Loffreda slashed his foot open in the campo last night so retires from the Pro bracket.
Posted on 7 Aug
35 Copa del Rey Mapfre - Final day images by Carlo Borlenghi
Carlo Borlenghi provided this gallery of images from the final day. Carlo Borlenghi provided this gallery of images from the final day.
Posted on 7 Aug