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Latest News from Big Wave Rider

Solo Aound Australia Record Broken

MEDIA RELEASE - 25th August 2011

Solo sailor Bruce Arms, in his 14 metre catamaran Big Wave Rider, crossed the finish line at Mooloolaba on the 18th August 2011 at 9:41:06 am AEST setting a new round Australia record.

Bruce, renowned sailor and two-time winner of the Solo Trans-Tasman yacht race, completed his solo, non-stop, and un-assisted sail around Australia in 38 days 21 hours 40 minutes and 42 seconds. This made Bruce the fastest solo sailor around Australia and the first to do so in a Multihull (Catamaran).

Solo Record In Sight - ETA Update 6AM

MEDIA RELEASE - 18th August 2011

WILL IT BE 38 OR 39 DAYS 

Solo sailor Bruce Arms, in his 14 metre catamaran Big Wave Rider, is now less than 6 hours away from setting a new round Australia record. 

Bruce, renowned sailor and two-time winner of the Solo Trans-Tasman yacht race, is in week 5 of his world-record attempt to sail around Australia solo, non-stop, and un-assisted in under 42 days.

Solo Record In Sight - ETA Update 10PM

MEDIA RELEASE - 17th August 2011 10PM

Solo sailor Bruce Arms, in his 14 metre catamaran Big Wave Rider, is now less than 24 hours away from setting a new round Australia record.

Bruce, renowned sailor and two-time winner of the Solo Trans-Tasman yacht race, is in week 5 of his world-record attempt to sail around Australia solo, non-stop, and un-assisted in under 42 days.

Solo Record In Sight

MEDIA RELEASE - 17th August 2011

Solo sailor Bruce Arms, in his 14 metre catamaran Big Wave Rider, is now only hours away from setting a new round Australia record.

Bruce, renowned sailor and two-time winner of the Solo Trans-Tasman yacht race, is now in week 5 of his world-record attempt to sail around Australia non-stop, solo and un-assisted in under 42 days.

 At 9 am on Wednesday,17 August 2011, he was 175  kilometres ENE of Coffs Harbour and 72 hours ahead of the existing record of 42 days 5 hours 33 minutes.

Solo Sailor Inches Towards World Record

MEDIA RELEASE - 14th August 2011 

Solo sailor Bruce Arms, in his 14 metre catamaran Big Wave Rider, has his sights firmly set on breaking the round Australia record with just 1400 km left to get to the start and finishing point at Mooloolaba on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. 

The renowned sailor and two-time winner of the Solo Trans-Tasman yacht race, has completed week five of his world-record attempt to sail around Australia solo, non-stop, and unassisted in under 42 days. 

Friday's Fly Over Footage

Here’s an article written by Pilot Terry Travers (One of Bruce’s Sponsors – Soul Pattinson Mersey Pharmacy) with Photo’s & Video from Paul Scambler of The Examiner Newspaper of Friday's fly over of Bruce & Big Wave Rider near Maasuyker Island, TAS

POS Sked @ 0900 AEST, WED 9th Aug 2011/THE TRACKER IS BACK!!!!

41 54S  143 15E
Full Main & Jib, Hard on WInd, Bumpy and Water over the Windows. 
Wind SE 15-20 Knots, SOG 8.9 Knots, COG 174, Swell 2.5 M 
181 nm's S to Cape Otway, VIC | Abeam of Zeehan, TAS
1400 nm's from Cape Leeuwin, WA | 188 nm's to South East Cape, TAS 

POS Sked @ 1959 AEST, TUE 9th Aug 2011

40 50S  142 14E
Full Main & Reefed Jib, Hard on WInd Last 700 nm's BUGGER....Not Looking Any Better 
Wind SE 15 Knots, SOG 8 Knots, COG 178, Swell 2.5M 
146 nm's SSW to Warrnambool, VIC - Level with Stanley, TAS
1344 nm's from Cape Leeuwin, WA | 265 nm's to South East Cape, TAS 

POS Sked @ 1200 AEST, TUE 9th Aug 2011

40 08S  141 52E
108 nm's SSW to Warrnambool, VIC
1317 nm's from Cape Leeuwin, WA | 305 nm's to South East Cape, TAS 
 

POS Sked @ 0900 AEST, TUE 9th Aug 2011

39 59S  141 34E
 
2 Reefs in the Main & Reefed Jib (3 Reefs in Main until 3am)
Wind SSE-SE  13-15 Knots, SOG 7 Knots, COG 90, Swell 3M 
132 nm's SSE to Mount Gambier, SA
1307 nm's from Cape Leeuwin, WA | 318 nm's to South East Cape, TAS 
 
 
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