Solo sailor Bruce Arms, in his 14 metre catamaran Big Wave Rider, is
now less than 12 hours away from setting a new round Australia record.
Bruce, renowned sailor and two-time winner of the Solo Trans-Tasman yacht race, is in week 5 of his world-record attempt to sail around Australia solo, non-stop, and un-assisted in under 42 days.
At 6 am on Thursday, 18 August 2011, he was 42.4 kilometres SE of Mooloolaba and 73 hours ahead of the existing record of 42 days 5 hours 33 minutes.
Big Wave Rider is expected to cross the finish line at Mooloolaba between 9.00 am and midday on Thursday, 18 August, 2011.
WSSRC Mooloolaba start/finish line: Between the entrance marker red light on Eastern Sea Wall of the Mooloolah River at 26 degrees 40.75 minutes South 153 degrees 07.96 minutes East, and a laid buoy at 26 degrees 40.452 minutes South, 153 degrees 08.043 minutes East. This line is approximately 0.3 nm long and the buoy is on an approximate bearing of 000° magnetic from the entrance marker.
World Record will subject to official ratification by World Speed Sailing Record (WSSRC).
Follow Bruce Arms journey in Big Waver Rider via Addcom Contact Solutions Website: http://www.acssatellite.com.au/products/tracking-portal/bruce-arms-solo-around-australia.html
Bruce Arms Solo Around Australia
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Mooloolaba Yacht Club, Mooloolaba
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