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BlkNrEaster

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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The boys are stepping aboard & saying their goodbyes at Noakes, Berrys Bay. Departure is only minutes away

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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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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 :)

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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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No overnight reports from Team Australia but they are trucking east this morning at 25kts and seem to have weathered the worst of the forecast.

 

They are deep into the Tasman Sea and approaching the half way mark of their Sydney to Auckland speed target.

 

All the onlines are giving the attempt terrific coverage, good to see mainstream media interest also.

 

Will try to make contact with the crew for an onboard report and to see how Josh's rear survived the worst of the waves.

 

Lisa R

 

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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-10-16/team-australia-skipper-wants-multihulls-in-sydney-to-hobart/5027068

Videp may be geo blocked. Text transcript on page.

 

 

Sydney to Hobart should include multihull yachts, says Team Australia skipper Sean Langman
By Damian McIver

"We're out there doing some miles just to really showcase that these boats, if handled correctly, are in fact a viable and exciting opportunity," he said.

The organisers of the Sydney to Hobart Race - the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia - has repeatedly ruled out multihulled yachts, saying it wants to preserve the integrity and safety of the race.

But Langman believes the tide is turning, and says he would eventually like to see a separate category established for multihulls in the race.

"The time is right now for people to get behind this type of sailing and get excited about it," he said.

"There are divisions within divisions in the Sydney to Hobart as it is, so why not have a multihulled division?" .... more via link

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Less than 4 hours to go for the first day... 600 nautical miles looks on the cards!

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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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http://teamaus.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/MEDIA_RELEASE_day_2_second_night.pdf

 

 

MEDIA RELEASE 17th OCTOBER 2013
Team Australia 70km/h without a hand brake
Conditions have abated to steady for the weary Team Australia crew
now past the halfway point of their Sydney to Auckland record bid
.
At 7pm tonight yacht tracker is showing them travelling east at 18.7kts. With a
front coming from behind, respected meteorologist Roger ‘Clouds’ Badham says they
can expect 20 knot average winds all night. At 4.30pm (Sydney time)
Team Australia had chewed through 620 nautical miles and made it through the roughest patch of the 1,260nm voyage in terms of swollen seas and high winds which
turbo boosted the 60 footer to a top speed of 38kts or 70km/h without a hand brake.
For the crew, being on deck at extreme speed on this imposing 5.6 ton multihull ....
more via link & pdf

Direct link to tracker http://teamaus.net.au/track-us-now/

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they just hit a sunfish

The toothy one they hit yesterday? Or something new?

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The 'sunfish' problems have been rectified & the tracker is operational again

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