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Latest News from Big Wave Rider

ABC Radio Interview with Bruce Arms

POSTED 15th April 2013, 5.55pm by Jasmin Midgley

ABC Radio Sunshine Coast FM Interview with John Stokes from the Drive program 3pm to 6 pm.

MTA Big Wave Rider's Three Peaks Win

Australia Multihull World Power & Sail #119 Mar/Apr 2013 by Bruce Arms

This was to be our third H&R Block Three Peaks Race and we wanted to make sure that we would have a good chance of winning. But with this race, anything can happen, and it did!

Solo sailor in hi-tech record bid

POSTED Monday, January 7, 2013 in Sunshine Coast Daily by Bill Hoffman

Bruce Arms launches boat hunt

Around Australia solo sailing record-holder Bruce Arms was all sea over the Christmas-New Year break, his mind both on the task at hand delivering a yacht from Tasmania to Freemantle and also the boat he hopes to buy this year.

Jessica Watson’s sailing mentor has a record attempt on his mind and it will take something special to pull it off.

2012 H&R Block Three Peaks Race Documentary

The 2012 H&R Block Three Peaks Race documentary is playing on National TV, starring Bruce & Suzanne Arms, Jessica Watson and Mobile Travel Agents Big Wave Rider.

The Australian Three Peaks Race is a four day short-handed sailing and endurance mountain running race held every Easter in Tasmania, Australia

Yachting Queensland 2011-2012 Annual Awards

POSTED by Denis Cook on Wednesday, 21st November 2012 - Yachting Queensland.
Trophy Presentation held on Tuesday, 20th November 2012 at Yachting Queensland, Manly QLD.
Bruce Arms announced joint winner, with Kerry Waraker of the Yachting Queensland Wyuna Trophy for 2011-2012 QLD Male Sailor of the Year.

Serene Ride Turns Wild Before Mooloolaba Win

POSTED by Steele Taylor on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - Sunshine Coast Daily
FOR seasoned sailor Bruce Arms and his crew, the Moreton Bay to Mooloolaba Yacht Race was expected to be just "a short race ... a bit of fun for us".

Qld Sailor of the Year Changes Pace

Sunshine Coast Daily | Sailing by Steele Taylor on Thursday, November 15, 2012

No disrespect to the Moreton Bay to Mooloolaba Yacht Race, but when Bruce Arms sets sail in the 48-nautical mile contest on Saturday it will probably seem like a walk in the park for the 51-year old.

Arms claimed the record for the fastest solo circumnavigation of Australia - [79 hours, 27 minutes - last year.] Woops newspaper typo. He is also a two-time winner of the solo Trans-Tasman Yacht Race.

Arms Race Earns Award.

 Sunshine Coast Daily by Megan Mackander – Friday, October 26, 2012 | Page 11

Mooloolaba sailor’s distance feat leads to state recognition.

Bruce Arms conquered the ocean when he circumnavigated Australia alone, but now he is the king of the Queensland seas.

The Mooloolaba Yacht Club yachtsman has been named the joint winner of the Queensland Male Sailor of the Year 2011-2012.

Yachting Queensland crowned Bruce the winner, alongside Brisbane’s Kerry Karaker.

Guinness World Record Announced

Extract from Guinness World Records 2013 Book
Contents | Adventure | Sea Journeys | Page 125
Fastest Circumnavigation of Australia by Catamaran
Bruce Arms (New Zealand) sailed his 14-m (45-ft 11-in) catamaran around Australia in 38 days 21 hours 40 minutes 42 seconds, setting the record for the swiftest circumnavigation of Australia. He completed his round trip at Mooloolaba, Queensland, on 18 August 2011 at 9:41:06 a.m. AEST.
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