After a small delay to the start due to lack of wind, the fleet are on the last leg of the RNI to Auckland. 360 odd nautical miles rounding East Cape then the final sticky outy bit being Colville before finishing in Waitemata Harbour.
Our Wellington friends Wedgetail had an engine issue as they were attempting to get out of their berth - a drive pin falling out and the boat needing to be cradled for it to get sorted. No doubt a bit full on and having to worry about the tide as well with Wedgie drawing more than many of the competitors and Napier not being known as a deep water chanel or marina when the tide is out.
They joined the fleet some hours later to not only catch up but start passing some of their sailing colleagues. Well done Bex and Meric.
Tony and Rob have been advised by Mike Quilter, Volvo Ocean racing legend and one of the best navigators in the world, to vacuum pack their downwind sails for this leg. It's looking mostly uphill to the finish.