I’m sure most of you have heard about the devastating crash of American Magic last Sunday in the race against Luna Rossa. If not there is plenty of coverage on YouTube. Just search for America’s Cup. The team has been working 24/7 rebuilding the boat. Goal is to be ready for the Prada Semi-Finals which … More January 22
Day One Prada Cup The first day was all about how fast Ineos, the British team was. They spent the weeks after the Christmas Cup making changes to their whole boat. It proved successful. Not only did they win both starts but their boat speed and smarts kept them in the front for the win … More The Prada Cup Begins
The last evening in Russell We went to the Russell Boat Club for the prize giving and regatta party. Dinner was a Hangi which is a traditional NZ Maori method of cooking food using heated rocks buried in a pit oven. We didn’t see the laying of the fire and food burial but we did … More Back in Auckland
January 6 After staying overnight in Waitepipi Bay on the northwest side in Whangaroa Harbour we had a bit of a morning work and then explored the creek in Rere Bay by dinghy. Beautiful scenery. We pulled up anchor and headed out to Motukawanui Island in the Cavelli Islands again to anchor overnight in Horseshoe … More A few more days of cruising
We spent a few more days in Russell enjoying the hikes and our friends. We had another lovely dinner at Rick & Robin’s house, Freddie’s long-time friends. They bought the Mills’ boat 30 years ago. Freddie was two! The ‘Phantom’ is happy in its home on day charter. Leaving Russell, January 3 We left Russell … More The next several days
We have spent the last several days in Russell enjoying the town, walking, meeting new friends and day sailing. We had a nice New Year’s dinner on the boat and then went to some new friend’s boat to socialize and watch the mid-night fireworks. We took some friend’s day sailing around the Bay of Islands … More Happy New Year!
December 26, Depart Auckland We left the dock in Auckland around noon. Arrived at Kawau Island 3:45pm. We anchored in Bon Accord Harbor for the night. December 27, Kawau Island and beyond We spent the morning on the island visiting friends of the team who have a home on the island. We had a nice … More First 4 Days of Cruising
We have spent the last several days in Auckland getting the boat and the container organized for our two week cruise. We had a nice Christmas Eve dinner of Lasagne on the boat with a few guests. Christmas Day dinner was another feast of New Zealand leg of lamb. It is Boxing Day here and … More Merry Christmas!
Saturday was the last day of the series. When the wind finally settled down and the course got set up we all saw some good sailing. We had a few team member’s family members on board. It was nice to share Arethusa with some other fans. Sunday, The Christmas Cup The wind was very light. … More Saturday, last day of AC World Series
We went out to watch day 2. Docked off about 2 pm for a start a bit after 3. Course C again which is the closest course to the city. The wind had shifted nearly 180 degrees from the previous day. The conditions were as challenging as the day before, shifty and puffy. The way … More Day 2 of America’s Cup World Series