Mark Brown Sails to Australia

Our very own Mark Brown, Technical Manager – Performance Plastics recently sailed in a party of four from Auckland, New Zealand to Brisbane, Australia via Great Barrier Island and Opua.

The voyage was undertaken on the 38ft cruising cat named “Cruzar”, ZMT4918. She is a fine looking sailing vessel setup with one main sail and one furling head sail.

As Mark stated the trip took longer than expected due to the weather, having to shelter for four days to dodge an incoming storm. The trip in total took sixteen days  with twelve days of actual sailing.

They reached a max speed of 16.9 knots, averaging 6 knots.

In total they sailed 1700NM.