Auckland Suva Race: Images from the Start

Outrageous Fortune - Start Auckland Suva Race June 1, 2013

The 2013 Auckland Suva Race got underway today at noon in a light westerly breeze.

The six entries soon spread, led by Simon Hull's TeamVodafoneSailing, and ORMA60 trimaran, earlier tipped to take the race record, had taken the lead within 100 metres of the start.

Foredeck crew relax aboard V5 - Start Auckland Suva Race June 1, 2013

TeamVodafoneSailing - Start Auckland Suva Race June 1, 2013

Ray and Andrew Lodge’s family owned boat, Wild Card with skipper Ray Lodge helming is currently leading on PHRF and IRC handicap.Wild Card - Start Auckland Suva Race June 1, 2013

TP52 V5 - Start Auckland Suva Race June 1, 2013

TeamVodafoneSailing - Start Auckland Suva Race June 1, 2013

Skipper David Nathan on the helm of V5 - Start Auckland Suva Race June 1, 2013

Equilibrium - Start Auckland Suva Race June 1, 2013

Equilibrium - Start Auckland Suva Race June 1, 2013

Crew shirts on Squealer - Start Auckland Suva Race June 1, 2013

Squealer - Start Auckland Suva Race June 1, 2013

Squealer - Start Auckland Suva Race June 1, 2013

Equilibrium - Start Auckland Suva Race June 1, 2013