Bostik arrived safe and sound at Wellington in NZ
Bostik arrived safe and sound at Wellington in New Zealand
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Photo Jean-Marie Liot - SailingOne.
Wellington, Friday 7 March 2008 - At 11h30 in Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, (Thursday 6 March at 22h30 UT), Bostik crossed the line of what will be the official finish line of the first leg of the SolOceans in December 2009, right in front of the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club. The sun was shining, the sky was blue and a force 7 wind allowed Charles Caudrelier and Liz Wardley to put a beautiful end to the first leg of the round-the-world Reconnaissance Tour of the SolOceans after having left Caen (France) on December 16th and stopping twice on their way: once in Lisbon (Portugal), once in Cape Town (South Africa). A year after the announcement of the official partnership with Veolia Environmental Services was made, the first unit of the Veolia Oceans® one-design series chose to finish the first test sail on more than 14 000 nautical miles (26 000 km). "We feel like we have perfectly carried out our duty", explained Charles Caudrelier at his arrival. "We have proved that the Veolia Oceans® one-design is safe and at ease in the Great South. Such a test has never been done before launching a new series of offshore racing yacht. It's very important to do it and I am happy I have done it".
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