Around Alone Tauranga

Bernard Stamm on Bobst Group-Armor lux appears through the mist and rain to win leg 3 of the Around Alone into Tauranga, New Zealand.<br>
Bernard took a hammering as he came down the coast of North Island, thanks to the tail end of Cyclone Zoe which lashed northern New Zealand.
Steep, short seas and wind gusts up to 50 kts meant a triple-reefed mainsail and small jib, and no sleep for Bernard in 36 hours.
Bobst Group-Armor lux almost disappears into the trough in heavy seas.
Weather conditions made it difficult for the media to reach the finishing boat.
Bobst Group-Armor lux bursts through the three metre swells.
In heavy seas, Bobst Group-Armor lux all but disappears into the 3 metre swells.
A relieved Bernard Stamm acknowledges his welcoming committee at the finish line.
With shore crew onboard bringing her into pot, the damage to Bobst Group-Armor lux can seen clearly - the delaminating section in the bow just flaps in the wind.

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