Day 11 and the long row

Todays mission was to tackle a sloppy left over sea and 10-15 knot head wind for the longest row to date, 8nm across the open sea to Rakino island for lunch. A great achievement from all the rowers who tackled this leg as the conditions were certainly demanding and at a bit over 3 hours rowing time endurance was the name of the game.

Meanwhile the yachts Scirocco and Blue Stratos were recovered from Mahurangi harbour where they had been safely moored during the weekend easterly blow and sailed the whole distance to Rakino in fantastic sailing conditions.

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Tanya and Dee Ankersmit joined us on this leg in the beautiful little John Welford designed Danials boat, seen here sporting its heavy weather rig.

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Peter Laidlaw being able helmsman of the John Dory for the day.

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