Leg 3 Finally underway
02 Mar 2011
The Round North Island Race Fleet has finally got away and started Leg 3 to Napier. The start was postponed again due to difficulties in getting the boats off their Marina berths due to very strong gusts of wind. The Start time was eventually 16:46. Clear Vision originally went out but returned after deciding the conditions were too strong. Physical Favours could not get off the marina so waited an hour for the wind to moderate before setting off to chase the fleet.
M1 was first to cross the start line followed by Akatea and Karma Police. Pepe was the only boat to set a spinnaker on rounding the corner to exit Wellington Harbour.