06 Nov 2003
Ron Brittain, owner of the 52 ft HYDROFLOW, finished second online to the much larger NZL40 in the Coastal Classic at Labout weekend. Sporting a new keel and carbon mast HYDROFLOW crossed the line 16 minutes in front of rival Georgia and 50 minutes ahead of Systems Thunder. Pictured Ron Brittain and team enjoying their success. In the Cruising division, 14 metre UBIQUE, owned by Ian Studd led the cruising fleet to cape Brett. Unfortunately minor gear failure meant they sailed the last 60 miles under main only. They still managed to finish a creditable 2nd on line.