Tenderlink Taranaki and Ocean Crusaders

6 March 2018


Bruce Arms, winner of the 2007 and 2010 Solo races and Ocean Crusaders are supporting the 2018 race.  Bruce will be on the start line to get the 2018 race underway.

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8 November 2017


Taranaki Hardcore are on board again as a sponsor of the 2018 Race and we welcome new sponsors Kordia and Insurance Marine Online.  Currently 17 yachts are entered to take part in the 2018 challenge.

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Dickson Family

4 May 2017


Malcom Dickson and son Hamish have both entered the 2018 Solo Trans Tasman Yacht Race.  Malcolm is looking forward to being part of the challenge and especially racing against his son Hamish.  The family campaign will be one to watch!

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One Year to Go.....

20 March 2017


Local entrant Graeme Francis (New Plymouth Yacht Club) enters 2018 race and Kevin Le Poidevin will race for a second time across the Tasman supporting his charity 'Soldier on'.

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Entries and Race Committee

16 November 2015


The established Race Committee, led by Dianne Holdt is preparing for the 2018 challenge behind the scenes; arranging sponsorship and safety aspects.

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Enquiries as at September 2015

16 September 2015


To date 21 sailors have expressed an interest in doing the 2018 Race, including 10 from Australia and one from Bali. Formal entries will be taken from 1 January 2016 onwards. The form to complete will be available off the website prior to that date.

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2018 Solo Tasman Challenge

27 June 2014


The next Solo Tasman Challenge is scheduled to start on Easter Sunday, 1st April 2018, a date to be confirmed by the in-coming executive committee. Skippers who want to register their interest in taking part should send an email to

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