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PIT STOP BLOG – THIS IS NOT A BLUFF – KIWI TIME STARTS IN BLUFF FOR SPIRIT OF HUNGARY. 24-25-26-27 FEB – NZTV riport and skippers’ audio – Go for Cape Horn

SPIRIT OF HUNGARY  is BACK IN THE RACE – Go for Cape Horn! 27th Feb. Fresh skippers’ audio is avalibale here below. Many thanks for all the people who helped our skippers!

Spirit of Hungary Imoca 60′ is ready to sail back in the race  – go for Cape Horn! SOH skippers are preparing to continue racing, Nandor Fa and Conrad Colman ended their technical pit stop in Bluff, South Island NZ, docking out at midday today (UTC) resuming racing at 1330hrs UTC.

27th February

Find the audio interview below: preparing for leaving from the pit stop port NZL Bluff. Audio – SOH skippers Nandor Fa and Conrad Colman – a few hrs before they leave the pit stop from NZ Bluff harbour:


27th Feb

Estimated time to sail out: local midnight.

Special thanks to Gray [Conrad’s uncle] for his support of the SpiritHu crew during their intensive reparation works on the kiwi island.

Both Nandor and Conrad told us it’s been a very intensive three days in Bluff, working hard the whole day every day, with no time to rest – except for a few nice pizzas. They are both really tired but also very happy with the boat and  with the reparation, looking forward to sail out and take on the second half of the Barcelona World Race circumnavigation.

BWR live is talking about Spirit of Hungary  – thsi afternoon in the BWR live TV

26th Februray  – lifting the boat out

Nandor Fa skipper’s interview in English – about their preparation jobs and plans to getting back to the race tomorrow (estimated time in local evening)

INTERVIEWS WITH  THE SOH SKIPPERS – from Bluff (NZL)  by Andi Robertson (GB)  (BWR Media)

Nandor Fa skipper

Conrad Colman co-skipper 


25th  February arrival for pit stop in Bluff

Thanks a lot to the TVNZ – BWR media team – SeaClear Communication  for their quick coordination. Here we share the link of the first TV riport about the arrival of Spirit of Hungary for their BWR pit stop in Bluff. NZTV riport. 

NZTV video:

BWR RD message to the Spirit of Hungary skippers.

“Dear Nandor, Dear Conrad You just arrived,thanks to confirm me your arrival time to the Dock . Wish you the best energy to come back racing., Take care of you. Kind Regards D.C”

Look back to the half of the BWR around the planet of Spirit of Hungary

PIT STOP STARTS – SPIRIT OF HUNGARY are on Dock in Bluff Harbour at 22H50 UTC  (reference time for 24 hours penality)  Estimated time for restart 2 days.