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Leg 2 start Tuesday 10am

21 Feb 2011

Leg 2 of the SSANZ Round the North Island two-handed race will start at 10am Tuesday, giving all the crews a chance to rest after a long, slow leg to Mangonui. At 10am today (Monday) eight yachts were yet to finish leg 1, although expected in the next couple of hours.

There will be a function at the Mangonui Yacht Club tonight and a breakfast and breifing in the morning, before the 10am start.

The restart time means the yachts should have a chance to get around North Cape and be on their way down the west coast to Wellington before Cyclone Atu passes down the east coast, producing large swells.