Simon Kidd and Ben Costello sailing John Meades Elliott 50, Ran TanII, took line honours on every leg of the SSANZ Round the North Island Race. They finished off Westhaven on Sunday morning 6 hours ahead of the second boat.
Congratulations to Gary Shanks and his crew. Pictured is Elliott 55 Rager, taken at the finish of the Adelaide to Pt Lincoln Race. Gary Shanks and crew were 2nd on line to the big Skandia, but only by 2.5 hours.
John Meades Elliott 50 RANTAN 11is the first yacht into Mangonui to win the first leg of the Round North Island Double Handed Race. After a delayed start the yachts finally got away at 10 am yesterday. RAN TAN 11 completed the first leg in just over 24 hours.
Itaru Matsunaga and crew have won the prestigious Toba Pearl Yacht race for the second year running. Sailing his 16 metre Elliott schooner, Interland Cocorin, Matsunaga was thrilled with his win and second place on handicap.