Sally Garrett, DTA Environmental Scientist, and her co-skipper Rob Croft won the 320 nautical mile Around White Island Race.
The race was held on 23 November, starting and finishing at Auckland’s Orakei Wharf.
Racing against a field of 13 boats, they won the event on performance based handicap. Sally and Rob also won the 2-handed division for crews with only 2 crew members.
Their yacht, ‘Expedition Coppelia’, is a Farr-designed 11.6 metre (38 ft) sloop.
Sally and Rob are no strangers to sailing together. In February 2012 they completed New Zealand’s longest yacht race, the gruelling 2-handed race Round New Zealand. With only 28 people having previously completed this race, their result was a significant achievement. Especially for Sally, who was the first woman to complete the race.
Learn more about Sally’s sailing activities [Expedition Coppelia website]