Elliott News

Elliotts First and Third SSANZ Round North Island Race

25 Feb 2008

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. Second placed yacht Akatea finished a couple of hours later with Elliott 16 metre cruising yacht Bushido just 2 minutes behind.Bushido owner skipper Wayne Woods is pleased with the result particularly as he and fellow crewman Rick Hackett sat becalmed for 5 hours as Akatea and Andar sailed away from them.Photo from yesterdays start courtesy of SSANZ.