13 Mar 2008
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. On elapsed time for the race RanTan was 17 hours ahead of the 2nd placed boat Akatea. BushidoII an Elliott 16m Tourer, sailed by owner Wayne Woods and Rick Hackett won handicap in Div 2 and were 2nd on line overall. Elliott 1050, Second Nature, was 1st on Line and handicap in Div 3 and 2nd in fleet on PHRF. Ran Tan II is pictured off Cape Kidnappers on her way to Napier stop over. Photo courtesy of SSANZ.