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Team Australia’s Trans-Tasman record attempt

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Team Australia is chasing another WSSRC record. This one makes the Sydney to Hobart course record almost look easy!

 

Sean Langman, son Peter, Josh Alexander, James Ogilvy & Andrew Woodward will depart Wednesday (Sydney time) aiming at New Zealand, with their ears pinned back!

 

Media release :http://teamaus.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/MEDIA-RELEASE_Team-Australia-Trans-Tasman-record-attempt-11.10.pdf

 

Updates from onboard will be difficult, so be sure to keep an eye on the tracker & the FB page to here the latest news

 

Website with tracking; http://teamaus.net.au/

 

Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/team.australia.tri

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I love the juxtaposition with the old wooden sloop in the background...both very sexy looking boats in very different ways. Good luck to the team.

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I love the juxtaposition with the old wooden sloop in the background...both very sexy looking boats in very different ways. Good luck to the team.

 

The sloop is Fidelis a work of art that Noakes has extensively refitted & currently maintains

 

Chookas for the Record, love how the tracker shows TA took a short cut through Watsons Bay exiting at the gap into the Tasman Sea :)

 

Yes, Yellowbrick refreshes in 15 min intervals so some corners may show as straight lines inshore

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Team Australia are over the worst of the anticipated conditions & in moderating breeze. From Josh Alexander at 8.21am AEDST

 

“It was a rough night, 40 knots plus for a good 3-4 hours and mainsail only for a while. We are still in 30-32kts WNW with a triple reefed main and small headsail. It’s still rough.

There was a good moon earlier on but by 2am we couldn’t see the waves, we just drove it down the mine. It was scary.

We haven’t broken anything and no-one is seasick.”

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Team Australia are over the worst of the anticipated conditions & in moderating breeze. From Josh Alexander at 8.21am AEDST

 

“It was a rough night, 40 knots plus for a good 3-4 hours and mainsail only for a while. We are still in 30-32kts WNW with a triple reefed main and small headsail. It’s still rough.

 

There was a good moon earlier on but by 2am we couldn’t see the waves, we just drove it down the mine. It was scary.

 

We haven’t broken anything and no-one is seasick.”

Thanks for the updates.

Exciting stuff this.

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Latest from Josh Alexander at 1.17pm AEDST

 

"All good, trucking along well in 25+ knots. Very wet on & below deck!

 

No gear breakages & minimal sail changes but frequent reefing changes, currently have 2 reefs in

 

Time for a snack!"

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