Garry Golding, the renowned Australian sailor conquered an important milestone in the preparation on his way to the start line of the VELUX 5 OCEANS, the round the world yacht race which starts on 17th October 2010 from La Rochelle.
Garry has spent the past few weeks in Gosport (UK) bringing together a handpicked team of people to assist him to get his Eco 60, OZ, out of the water.
First stop was “Endeavour Quays” to load the mast that Garry had purchased from Hugo Boss onto the deck (hopefully that will be the last time you see the mast carried in a horizontal position). It was then on up the channel to get safely to Trafalgar Wharf arriving just minutes before high tide. Garry says “We made good time up the channel doing about 5 knots and the tide was probably running at another 2 knots”.
Oz arriving at Trafalgar Wharf