Akatea wins Leg 1
20 Feb 2011
Akatea has finished the first leg of the Round North Island two-handed race, coming in clear ahead of the next bunch of boats. Akatea finished at 13.06.29, completing the 152 mile leg in just over 23 hours.
Race director David Cooke says although there is an excellent 15 knot northeasterly in Mangonui itself, further out in Doubtless Bay and south along the coast there is very little breeze, meaning Akatea is likely to win the leg by a large margin. The next group of boats, Karma Police, Andar and Overload, are around the Cavallis, with Karma Police just through the Cavalli Passage.