The latest news from the skippers…." all is well onboard" They have been sailing through challenging conditions for the last 48 hours with winds up to 45kn. Out in front, Sarau is reaching quieter conditions and reported this morning "It's nice to have some good sailing again" Meanwhile Hullabaloo is hove to in rough seas. Melting Pot has suffered autopilot problems and Frontier reported "The breeze is where I want to go". Mister Lucky is leading the IRC handicap at present.
Electronic issues have forced the retirement of three yachts, Apriori, Nerissa K, and Melting Pot.
Ray White New Plymouth Solo Trans-Tasman Yacht Challenge Race Secretary, chatted today with Charlotte Ryan on Radio NZ about the race.