10 Jun 2011

Private owner Hull beats Team New Zealand to Fiji

8:19 am on 10 June 2011

TeamVodafoneSailing has secured line honours in the New Zealand International Yachting Trust Auckland to Fiji Ocean Race, beating Team New Zealand's Camper and earning a place in the record books.

New Zealand skipper and owner Simon Hull and crew crossed the finish line at Musket Cove more than 18 hours ahead of the record of 120 hours 21 minutes (and 45 seconds) set by Systems Thunder in 2008.

TeamVodafoneSailing is the first finisher in the Multihull Division, and also finished ahead of all boats in the Racing Division for keelboats.