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Mooloolaba, QLD to Sydney, NSW to meet Jessica & Ella's Pink Lady.

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New Plymouth to Mooloolaba, Solo Trans-Tasman Challenge 2010

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Sailing fast

Last night the seas and wind started to ease a bit so I could start pulling out the reefs as the night went on, and put the power on for some very fast sailing. This morning I got full main and jib up, boat speed is sitting on 10 knots and surfing up to 18-21 knots.

I was asked yesterday by a NZ radio station "do you sleep on a multihull", well when I am sailing very fast I don’t sleep much and when it is rough not at all. I am just cat-napping when I can with the seas a bit flatter as they are today, and as it is smooth sailing I can get a bit more sleep. I am treating this race as a sprint as it is only 6-7 days long, not like Jessica who is sailing for over 6 months. She asked me how I was sleeping too. Otherwise I will sleep when I get there so don’t expect me to stay awake for long. There is a bit of sun out today and things are starting to dry out, a very nice day in the middle of the Tasman. I hope it keeps up.



  1. I bet Jess loved being able to ask YOU how much you've been sleeping for a change! Looks like you're storming ahead - fantastic progress. All the best, Vivienne & boys

  2. Wow, what a race! We'll be watching now that we know about your blog from Jesse!

  3. Way to go Bruce,you are a long way ahead of the rest of the fleet,Goodluck and keep going flat out.Andrew (Tasmania)

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  5. Jessica Watson sent me you link.

    All the Best!!

  6. Great to see you clocking up the miles and leading the pack!
    Cheers, Pete N