Monday, 28 April 2014

ITL Solo Trans Tasman Yacht Race, Reini Gelder on Ave Gitana/Shark Angels breaks longstanding record

Reini Gelder has broken the Solo Trans Tasman Yacht Race record set by Ian Johnston on the trimaran Bullfrog in 1986 by 1 hour and 37 minutes.  Reini's Lock Crowther designed 40' trimaran a sistership to Bullfrog was in a class of it's own in the fleet easily outpacing the other multihull entrant Steven Arms on the Robin Chamberlain designed catamaran "Nitro" and winning the race by about 270nm.  The two multi competitors split early in the race with Steven Arms choosing to head North and Reini Gelder choosing to head South which ultimately turned out to be a better decision.

Race updates are being posted on the ITL New Plymouth to Mooloolaba solo trans tasman FB site:

Ave Gitana/Shark Angels at the start, photo courtesy Hamish Archer

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