Bruce Arms wins the Trans Tasman yacht race from New Zealand to Mooloolaba in 2010.
Bruce Arms wins the Trans Tasman yacht race from New Zealand to Mooloolaba in 2010. Nicholas Falconer

Solo sailor only hours away

 

SOLO sailor Bruce Arms, in his 14 metre catamaran Big Wave Rider, is expected to arrive at Mooloolaba between 9am and midday today, setting a new round Australia record.

Bruce, renowned sailor and two-time winner of the Solo Trans-Tasman yacht race, is in week 5 of his world-record attempt to sail around Australia solo, non-stop, and un-assisted in under 42 days.

At 6 am on Thursday, 18 August 2011, he was 42.4 kilometres SE of Mooloolaba and 73 hours ahead of the existing record of 42 days 5 hours 33 minutes.



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