America's Cup: Tony Rae picks up 500kg of WeetBix + Video

Weetbix fan, Tony Rae of Emirates Team New Zealand

Long time Emirates Team NZ America's Cup campaigner and Round the World sailor, Tony Rae, is one of many in the AC72 crew who are WeetBix fans.

WeetBix are a New Zealand breakfast food made from wheatflakes compressed into a mini brick. To fans they are a food like nothing else. To others they are a revolting, dry, bland offering, worse than cold porridge.

Said to be one of the secrets to the sailors long lasting energy when sailing the AC72's is a mass supply of WeetBix. Tony Rae as the world's biggest fan of WeetBix was given a dream job of picking up a new supply.

In this video Tony sets off in the team pick-up to collect almost 500kg of WeetBix from Sanitarium, makers of Weetbix.



Tony Rae onboard CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand, skippered by Chris Nicholson from Australia, finishing third on leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 from Abu Dhabi, UAE, to Sanya, China.