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Latest News from Big Wave Rider

POS Sked @ 1959 AEST, MON 8th Aug 2011

39 18S  139 37E
266 nm's SSE to Adelaide, SA
1214 nm's from Cape Leeuwin, WA | 416 nm's to South East Cape, TAS 

PLEASE NOTE     Tracking Server STILL Out – unsure when it will be back at this stage. 

http://www.oceantracker.net/

Bruce's Current Position

PLEASE NOTE
Tracking Site still DOWN anticipating that it will be back online this morning if not sometime today.
 
Bruce's Current Position - Mon 8 Aug 2011 @ 0900 AEST
38 58S  137 56E
3 Reefs in the Main & Reefed Jib, Hard on the Wind
Wind S 20-30 Knots, SOG 9 Knots, COG 113, Swell 4M + 2M Confused Sea (Like Washing Machine)
244 nm's SSW of Adelaide, SA

Bruce and Big Wave Rider Happy To See The End Of The West

MEDIA RELEASE - 8TH AUGUST 2011 

To say solo sailor Bruce Arms is delighted to be past the torrid West Australian coastline would be an understatement of significant proportion.  Having experienced treacherous conditions including wind gusts up to 60 knots, massive storms and 12 metre waves, the battered and bruised sailor and his multihull yacht are now passed Kangaroo Island heading towards South East Cape in Tasmania.

Update On Ocean Track Tracking Website

PLEASE NOTE
 7/8/2011 @ 6.09pm – after completing the data integrity checks we have discovered that we need to recopy a portion of customer data, this data copy is underway and we will provide a further status update at 10pm tonight.
 
This unfortunately means that the Ocean Track system will remain unavailable until at least midnight.   
 

Ocean Track Tracking Site

PLEASE NOTE
Ocean Track Site should be back on line this morning will let you know A.S.A.P.
There service provider had a server crash and they had to restore from Backup’s........
Just doing integrity checks now.

Bruce's Position @ 9:00 Sked this morning is as follows;

Ocean Track Site Down For Maintenance

PLEASE NOTE that the cloud service which hosts Ocean Track is down for maintenance between 21:15 Friday, 5th August 2011 and 21:15 Saturday, 6th August 2011.
This unfortunately means that the Ocean Track system will be unavailable during those hours. 
 
Bruce's Position @ 9:00 Sked this morning is as follows; 
37 07S 130 46E
340nm South of Nullarbor
784 nm from Cape Leeuwin, WA/831nm to South East Cape, TAS
 

"Big Wave Rider" Battling Big Waves in the West

MEDIA RELEASE - 31th July 2011

  Solo sailor Bruce Arms is battling gale-force winds and big seas off Western Australia at the completion of week three as he continues his world-record attempt to sail solo and non-stop, solo around Australia in just 35 days.

Solo Sailor Half Way Round

MEDIA RELEASE - 28th July 2011 

Bruce Arms, renowned sailor and two-time winner of the Solo Trans-Tasman yacht race, has reached the half-way mark in his world-record attempt to sail around Australia non-stop, solo and unassisted in under 42 days.

 At 8:40 pm this evening, Bruce, in his 14 metre catamaran Big Wave Rider, was 115 kilometres south-west of Carnarvon, and 62 hours ahead of the existing record.

Aussie Solo Yachtman Battling Light Winds

MEDIA RELEASE - 24th July 2011

Bruce Arms, renowned sailor and two-time winner of the Solo Trans-Tasman yacht race, has completed week two of his world-record attempt to sail around Australia non-stop, solo and un-assisted in 35 days.

 At 12 noon on Sunday, 24 July 2011, Bruce in his catamaran Big Wave Rider, was some 470 kilometres west of Broome, and 62 hours ahead of the existing record.

Week 2 of the attempt has seen Bruce sail from the Gulf of Carpentaria, across the Top End, and down a third of the WA coastline.

Aussie Solo Yachtsman Well On The Way To Record

MEDIA RELEASE - 19th July 2011

Bruce Arms, a renowned sailor and two-time winner of the Solo Trans-Tasman yacht race, has complete week one of his world-record attempt to sail around Australia non-stop, solo, and un-assisted in five weeks.

At 12 noon on Sunday, 17 July 2011, Bruce in his catamaran Big Wave Rider, was some 370 kilometres west of Cape Yorth, and 49 hours ahead of the existing record. Bruce said he was pleased with his progress to date but realises he is only one-fifth of the way around Australia.

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