Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf is one of the most spectacular training grounds for high performance race yachts, and this week was no different with a break in Auckland’s wild winter weather providing the perfect sea trial conditions for recently launched CARO, a Botin 52 built by Core Builders Composites in New Zealand.
The yacht is will head to Europe with the goal of winning some of the world’s most well respected offshore races including the Rolex Middle Sea Race, Fastnet, Transpac and Sydney to Hobart. The project has been managed by Auckland expert Justin Ferris from Doyle Sails New Zealand.
Photo Credit: Adam Mustill // Live Sail Die
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