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Thursday 7th April 2016

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It has been a beauty of a night for the teams paddling the Abel Tasman last night to the finish line. 15 teams have now finished on Kaiteriteri beach completing the journey with a couple of days to spare.

Teams Old and Slow, Sneaky Weasel Gang and Seagate arrived in 9th, 10th and 11th place respectively.

Team Adventurejunkies.com.au arrived and celebrated Bern Dornan completing her first expedition length race. Several other teams were bunched including the cleverly named garyanderson.co.nz and team Cloud Based Nine.

The all male team nEVEREST claimed the trophy for the new PURSUIT category crossing the finish line in the early hours. Brendan Hickman, Anthony Oswald, David Howard and Graeme Ewenson intended to be competitive from the get go and it paid off as they raced through both categories to finish first ahead of the other nine Pursuit teams.

Team Awaken arrived just on 6am to be welcomed by a bright red flare lit by supporters on the beach. Race Director Warren Bates says all the teams have performed amazingly well and loved the technically challenging course through all weather conditions.

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