Olivier de Kersauson and his 10-man crew aboard Geronimo are now preparing for the Tahiti Nui Challenge - Sydney to Tahiti
After a triumphant visit to Australian shores the Capgemini and Schneider Electric trimaran Geronimo is preparing for more record attempts in the Pacific. Having set a record for The Challenge of 17 days, 13 hours, 32 minutes and 39 seconds for the circumnavigation of Australian, Geronimo now plans to attempt a number of records within the Asia Pacific region over the next few months.
The Tahiti Nui Challenge will set a new benchmark record following the rules of the WSSRC for a Sydney to Tahiti passage. The start line will be a transit line from Hornby Light House located on South Head of Sydney Harbour to the Light House located on North Head at the entrance to Port Jackson.
Geronimo’s course will have her pass New Zealand and the finish line in Tahiti will be off the entrance of the Port of Papeete, French Polynesia. The distance for this record will be approximately 3,310 nautical.
Skipper Oliver de Kersauson and his 10 crew will departure from Sydney of 26 July 26. “We are looking forward to setting a new benchmark for this record between the two countries that I cherish. Australia is the home of my ancestors and French Polynesia where I have many of my closest friends. I hope this record will help Australians discover the wonderful lands of French Polynesia,” commented de Kersauson on the announcement of the Tahiti Nui challenge.