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#1 NoakesBoatShip

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 02:07 AM

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.a...tempt-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...m.australia.tri



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Posted 14 October 2013 - 02:27 AM

Nice!  Best of luck to Sean and the gang!



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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:39 PM

Facebook is being progressively updated with crew information



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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:45 PM

Send it Team!



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 08:44 PM

Here's the latest media release from Team Australia

 

http://teamaus.net.a..._TT-weather.pdf

 

The boys are looking serious this morning

 

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#6 NoakesBoatShip

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 11:09 PM

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



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 12:17 AM

They're away!

 

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 01:01 AM

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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Posted 16 October 2013 - 01:22 AM

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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Posted 16 October 2013 - 01:58 AM

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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Posted 16 October 2013 - 04:59 AM

Good to see 9 afternoon news  &  promise of further TV coverage happening :)

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 05:51 AM

Site timed out for an edit soo a seperate post.

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 07:17 AM

National Prime Time sailing news :)

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 07:26 PM

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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Posted 16 October 2013 - 09:49 PM

http://www.abc.net.a...-hobart/5027068

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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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Posted 16 October 2013 - 10:17 PM

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

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 11:55 PM

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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Posted 17 October 2013 - 12:03 AM

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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Posted 17 October 2013 - 02:29 AM

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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Posted 17 October 2013 - 02:31 AM

Super update thanks! Sail fast & safe guys.



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 04:02 AM

Team Australia covered 554nm in its first 24hrs, average speed a smokin’ 23 knots


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Posted 17 October 2013 - 08:30 PM

http://teamaus.net.a...econd_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
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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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Posted 17 October 2013 - 10:48 PM

ETA?



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 12:52 AM

Some onboard photos

 

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 01:27 AM

they just hit a sunfish



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 02:30 AM

they just hit a sunfish

The toothy one they hit yesterday?  Or something new?



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 03:17 AM

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






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