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Beau Geste splashed in Auckland - first images    

'Beau Geste - November 21, 2013'    © Richard Gladwell    Click Here to view large photo

Karl Kwok's new 80ft Botin design was splashed in Auckland's Westhaven marina this afternoon from the Southern Spars yard.

She was constructed by Auckland's Cookson Boats and will be fitted with a Southern Spars rig. Beau Geste will be sea-trialled on the Waitemata Harbour before leaving for Sydney in a couple of weeks.

Sail-World was on hand to capture the moment and provide the first images of the 2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart entrant, as she entered the water for the first time.







The daggerboards dominate the midships area - Beau Geste - November 21, 2013 -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=116879   Click Here to view large photo


Southern Spars rig - Beau Geste - November 21, 2013 -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=116879   Click Here to view large photo

Main boom - Beau Geste - November 21, 2013 -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=116879   Click Here to view large photo

Part of Southern Spars rig yard - November 21, 2013 -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=116879   Click Here to view large photo



by Richard Gladwell
- 5:43 AM Thu 21 Nov 2013 GMT





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