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29 May 2002, 08:33 pm
Rogntudjuuu Should Smash Two Records in Dash to Noumea
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Auckland to Noumea Race

New Caledonien Multihull Rogntudjuuu has picked up 12 knot south easterly winds after the light breezes of yesterday.

If the conditions continue, she is most likely to smash the 1992 Allcomers Record as well as her personal best 2001 record for the Aircalin Auckland to Noumea Yacht Race.

The Allcomers Record is 4 days 12 hours 14 minutes and 19 seconds and was set in 1992 by the Greg Elliot design Pretty Boy Floyd.

Last year Rogntudjuuu set a new record time for the Multihull division of 4 days 17 hours 34 minutes and 25 seconds.

With only 136 miles to the finish line and winds building in Noumea, she is estimated to hit home around 8.58 NZST.

Locals and New Zealand supporters are preparing a huge welcome for this extremely popular entrant in the race.

In the Monohull fleet, Hydroflow continues to lead and is reported to be 208 miles from Noumea. If the good conditions that appear to have favoured her continue, she should hit the line at 6.30 a.m. NZST Thursday.

Next on line should be the smaller Elliott speed machine Maverick II who has 235 miles to go. Starlight Express and Systems Thunder continue to fight it out and are due in at midday tomorrow.
Lesley Grant/News Editor
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