Tag Archives: New Zealand

Dramatic Race Start – Our Yacht is Sinking

On December 24th, when the rest of the world were getting ready for Christmas, roasting there turkeys, baking Christmas puddings and gathering there final Christmas gifts the crew on-board Gold Coast Australia were saying some sad farewells to friends and … Continue reading

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Just Six Minutes

The crew on board Gold Coast Australia were in for our greatest challenge yet as we raced from Tauranga, New Zealand to our home port on the beautiful Gold Coast of Australia.  Competing in the 6th race of Clipper Round … Continue reading

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The Final Battle to Tauranga, New Zealand

After experiencing one of the largest storms yet, the crew of Gold Coast Australia begin our third and final week at sea as we race from Geraldton to Tauranga, New Zealand , competing in the 5th race in the Clipper … Continue reading

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“The Storm” and Rounding the Southern Tip of New Zealand

Week two of the 5th race in the Clipper 11/12 Round the World Yacht Race has offered many challenging sailing conditions for the crew on board Gold Coast Australia.  Sailing just outside the Australian Bight after 8 days at sea … Continue reading

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Chronic Sea Sickness – Almost Man Overboard

Gold Coast Australia sailed in some challenging conditions on our first night at sea as we raced in the 5th race of the Clipper 11/12 Round the World Yacht Race.  Racing from Geraldton to Tauranga in New Zealand, we experienced … Continue reading

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