It will be the longest distance Mr Hasse has sailed. ''I started sailing about five years ago on Lake Dunstan, just in little dinghies, and went step by step to little bit bigger boats.'' About a year ago the family started planning the trip and they bought their H28 yacht. What originally started as a joke, because the family had not travelled to the North Island, quickly became serious. Friends told about the trip were divided on whether it was a good idea, Mr Hasse said.
Source: Otago Daily Times January 03, 2018 16:07 UTC