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Leg 2 Report
04 Mar 2017
Leg 2 of this race bought out of the conditions - 40 knots in Cook Strait, huge parking lots, big tidal rips you name it the competitors experienced it. After an early evening start from Mangonui, some boats pushed a lot of tide to get around the top of the island. The fleet spread out as the lead boats pulled away more and more, and the middle to back of the fleet parked up off Manukau for hours and hours. Some even went for a swim - anything to escape the heat and the slap slap of sails on a boat going nowhere. Boats reported seeing dolphins and whales along the west coast, and Laissez Faire withdrew from racing as the blue fin tuna were calling.