Thursday, 17 October 2013

Team Australia, Sydney to Auckland passage record attempt update

From the following article on The Australian

A PASSING whale was an early obstacle to be avoided as Sean Langman began his bid to set a sailing speed record between Sydney and Auckland.

The Sydney-to-Hobart veteran's giant trimaran Team Australia, nicknamed “Big Bird”, flew out of Sydney Harbour with spray flying and one hull out of the water just after midday, intent on getting through the whale migration path before sunset to minimise the chances of a collision at 20 knots.

Langman hopes to reach Auckland in three days. The fastest reported crossing is five days.

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