The Andrews designed TP52, V5 (Simon Hull), was the first of the Premier division to finish the Fusion White Island Race organised by the Royal Akarana Yacht Club.
The reports from www.rayc.org.nz are as follows:
Sunday 30 November
0720 Wishbone is close to Cape Barrier, reporting no wind in the Colville Channel. Sunstone is still expected to be first back, but her ETA is now 10:25am.
1555 Sunstone, Open Country and Waikiwi II all finished now. V5 just called in, a couple of miles off A buoy, will be finished approximately 1 hour.
1835 Wishbone just crossed the finish line. Also finished is Mako II, Starlight Express - with a spectacular blown out spinnaker not far from the line, Ran Tan, V5 and Ragtime. All finishing with a great tail wind.
Saturday 29 November
2045 Cosmic Cruz has retired from the race
1930 V5 has rounded White Island, Starlight Express and Ran Tan II are close to White Island now, with Starlight Express 100m ahead. Nevenka and Whitebait have retired from the race. The first finishers are expected to be Sunstone and Waikiwi II at around 6:30am tomorrow, with V5 expected to be the first of the Premier Division finishers early tomorrow afternoon.
0700 Island Girl has withdrawn and is motoring to Tauranga. The rest of the Corinthian fleet have rounded White Island and are returning, heading towards the Premier fleet who are past Cuvier Island. Ragtime reported 20kt winds from the SSE.
Friday 28 November
2340hrs Starlight Express reports - Just rounding Channel Island, 12 knots wind on the nose, V5 has a good jump on us, Ragtime approx half mile in front; Ran Tan approx 1 mile behind
2320hrs Waikiwi II round White Island, having caught up Wishbone.
1840hrs - the Premier Division are under way. See here for photos of the start. Due to atmospheric conditions the position reports for the evening radio sched were not received.
0800hrs - second radio sched in this morning. Wishbone passed Channel Island at approx 1700hrs last night, said it had lightened off a lot during the day, but was filling in again by the 1830 sched.
Waikiwi II is the frontrunner so far in the Corinthian Division, and most have passed Cuvier Island. Latest positions from this mornings sched.
|Sunstone||Thu 27 Nov 19:35||Sun 30 Nov 10:52:28||63:17:28|
|Open Country||Thu 27 Nov 19:35||Sun 30 Nov 14:42:43||67:07:43|
|Waikiwi II||Thu 27 Nov 19:35||Sun 30 Nov 15:37:22||68:02:22|
|V5||Fri 28 Nov 18:35||Sun 30 Nov 16:36:59||46:01:59|
|Ragtime||Fri 28 Nov 18:35||Sun 30 Nov 17:21:51||46:46:51|
|Ran Tan II||Fri 28 Nov 18:35||Sun 30 Nov 17:24:23||46:49:23|
|Starlight Express||Fri 28 Nov 18:35||Sun 30 Nov 18:08:46||47:33:46|
|Mako II||Thu 27 Nov 19:35||Sun 30 Nov 18:18:22||70:43:22|
|Wishbone||Thu 27 Nov 09:00||Sun 30 Nov 18:30:54||81:30:54|
|Foreign Exchange||Fri 28 Nov 18:35||Mon 01 Dec 19:06:44||72:31:44|
|5.||Ran Tan II||1.090||51:02:13|
|Whitebait||0.827 / 84||DNF|
|3.||Ran Tan II||1.090||51:02:13|