Tilmar Hansens new yacht Outsider was christened in Auckland this week by his wife Eveline. Outsider, superbly built by Salthouse Boatbuilders was completed earlier than expected giving Hansen and crew an opportunity to visit New Zealand and compete in the Bay of Islands regatta.
John Meade sailing his new Elliott 50 RAN TAN was the outstanding performer in the recent Wellington to Nelson race. Meade and crew completed the race in 20.32 hours 6 hours ahead of the second placed yacht.
Under a vibrant blue sky at 16.36 on Oct 23 Thuraya Maximus sailed across the finish line at Marsamxett Harbour, Malta, just 1hr 52 minutes after Alfa Romeo to take second on the line for the 2006 Rolex Middle Sea Race.
John Meades new yacht RANTAN has been officially launched in Auckland. RANTAN is a 50 ft canting keel racing yacht, a sistership to Sportivo with a few variations. She was built by Salthouse Boatbuilders with sails made by Doyle Sails.