The awesome foursome from Ave Gitana made an entrance when they arrived into Port Denarau Marina today. The crew looked a little worse for wear, but were clearly loving every minute of their adventure to Fiji! Ave Gitana finished the race in 4d 21h 59m 45s. A great effort by them, and their unicorn [...]
Blink was welcomed into Port Denarau Marina by the RAYC Race Management Team AND the crew from Shaman! Blink crossed the finish line at 04:47:59 hours on Thursday 9th June, 4d 17h 47m 59s after the start. Check out their arrival video.
It was rowdy, it was loud, and the crew from Shaman enjoyed their time on board the 88 foot cruiser racer all the way to Fiji. Shaman crossed the finish line at 20:46:36 on Wednesday 8th June, 4d 9h 46m 36s after the star on Saturday 4th June. We caught up with Gary Lewis before [...]
Sharpe Focus and Moody Blue, the two cruising boats in ANZ Sail Fiji 2016 give us a (very) brief run down their passages.
The second boat to cross the finish line of ANZ Sail Fiji 2016 was Jim Delegat’s Volvo 70 Giacomo. The crew had to complete a few tacks as they made their way through the reef and eventually crossed the finish line at 09:53:19 on Tuesday 7th June. Their elapsed time was 2 days 22 hours [...]
Team Vodafone Sailing have smashed the ANZ Sail Fiji record to become the fastest boat ever to sail from Auckland to Denarau! Simon Hull and his team crossed the finish line at Port Denerau at 22:31:03 on Monday 6th June just 59 hours 31 minutes and 3 seconds after the start on Saturday 4th June. [...]
The two cruising boats in the 2016 edition of ANZ Sail Fiji will set off on Wednesday 1st June, the first day of winter. At the cruising weather briefing held at Royal Akarana Yacht Club, skippers Hamish Milne (Moody Blue) and Pip Sawyer (Sharpe Focus), together with the RAYC Race Committee, made the decision to [...]
This years line up for ANZ Sail Fiji is very mixed. From serious offshore weapons like the VOR 70 Giacomo (formally Groupama) that has raced around the world, to Cotton Blossom 2 which is usually seen in a racer/cruiser set up around the Bay of Islands, then the likes of Allegro, which has been know [...]
Racing in the blue waters of the Pacific always fires up the imagination, so it is with great pleasure that Sailonline is once again partnering with Royal Akarana Yacht Club, to bring you the virtual version of ANZ Sail Fiji 2016. RAYC began its long history of offshore and ocean racing in 1931, and hosted its first [...]
One thing that makes sailing such an amazing sport, is the diversity that it offers. You can be a social sailor, a dinghy sailor, a casual sailor, a professional sailor, an Olympic sailor, a cruiser, a one design sailor and an offshore sailor. There are no rules on what level you want to achieve, it's [...]