Elliott News

35ft Crusader wins Wellington to Akaroa Race

07 Mar 2015

Elliott 35ss Crusader has won the first Leg of the RPNYC Central Triangle. Leg 1 from Wellington to Akaroa, started in fresh winds at 1400 on Friday. Encountering constant 45 to 50 knots winds for around 6 hours Crusader was chasing the 20 year old race record. At 7.30 Saturday morning with just 20 nm to go the wind died away leaving the race record, set by Elliott 1050 Chain Reaction, safe for another year. The 35ft Crusader finished in 24hrs 6 minutes, an hour ahead of the second boat. Congratulations to owner skipper Anthony Leighs and crew. Good luck for Leg 2 Akaroa to Napier. Watch great footage from crew member Josh Tucker at www.facebook.com/elliottyachts