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Yacht beats Sydney to Gold Coast record

23/06/2005 08:32:09 PM Comments (0)

Giant trimaran Geronimo has beaten the Sydney to Gold Coast sailing record by more than three and a half hours.

The 34 metre vessel got its attempt at setting a new record for circumnavigating Australia off to the best possible start by reaching the Gold Coast in 24 hours.

This was well inside Brindabella's Sydney to Gold Coast record of 27 hours 35 minutes 03 seconds that has stood since 1999.

During the day the nine French sailors and three Australians sweated in the winter sunshine as they worked hard to keep Geronimo at speed.

She sailed north past Brisbane and then up the sunshine coast, past Noosa and then paralleled the beaches of Fraser Island.

Weather predictions for the next four days should deliver very steady trade winds all the way to the tip of Cape York.

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