Dongfeng wins Auckland In-Port Race:
Auckland, New Zealand (March 10, 2018) – Dongfeng Race Team showed great concentration and resilience in winning the New Zealand Herald In Port Race over the full 7-boat fleet today.
Conditions were extremely light, shifty and patchy on the Waitemat? Harbour, making for plenty of lead changes over the course of the one hour race. Team AkzoNobel finished in second place, while early leaders MAPFRE completed the podium to retain the overall lead in the In Port Race Series.
“It was very tricky, very difficult,” said Dongfeng skipper Charles Caudrelier. “We had a terrible start but there was so much happening during the first leg that it wasn’t always good…
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Kiwis poised to win JJ Giltinan Champs:
Sydney, Australia (March 10, 2018) – Tomorrow will be a historic day in JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Racing Championship history when a New Zealand team will be the first Kiwi team to win the championship on Sydney Harbour since the first championship regatta was sailed back in 1938.
Only Mersk Line (Josh Porebski, Jack Simpson, Dave Hazzard) or Honda Marine (David McDiarmid, Matt Steven, Brad Collins) can win the 2018 regatta.