Fly­ing sloop

Auckland City Harbour News - - News -

Sys­tems Thun­der up­set the favourites dur­ing the Auck­land to Mus­ket Cove Ocean Race ear­lier this month.

The 21-year-old sloop was skip­pered by Westhaven­based Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron’s Brian Ward from Auck­land to the Fi­jian is­land.

Mr Ward says he is “ab­so­lutely thrilled” by the re­sult, which saw them beat out other yachts by 43 min­utes.

The yachts took around six days to com­plete the race, com­pared with a fastest time of four days and eight hours set in 1998.

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