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SSANZ RNI 2011

Fleet heads down west coast

23 Feb 2011

9.30am

The Round North Island two-handed fleet are mostly around Cape Reinga and heading for Wellington, into a forecast 15 knot southerly, rising to southeast 25 knots this afternoon. The outlook is for winds from the southerly quarter for the rest of the week, meaning it could be a long upwind leg.

Leading the fleet at the 6.30am sched was Akatea, nearly off the entrance to the Hokianga, followed by M1 and Karma Police. M1 has taken a more offshore course than Akatea and Karma Police.

Among the smaller boats, Edlin 8 Mix T Motions was off Cape Reinga at 9.30pm.

The first boats are expected in Wellington late Friday or early Saturday.

 

 

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