24 Oct 2009

'Alfa Romeo' wins annual coastal classic

11:03 am on 24 October 2009

Supermaxi yacht Alfa Romeo has smashed a 13-year record in winning the Coastal Classic race from Auckland to the Bay of Islands.

The 30 metre boat set a new race record of six hours, 43 minutes 32 seconds.

It wiped more than 36 minutes off the record set by multihull Split Enz in 1996.