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Owner: Gone with the Wynns



Location: Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
Latitude: -36.84000000
Longitude: 174.75000000
Published: 20 Mar 2022

Despite having ZERO racing experience or knowledge, we said YES to sailing in the biggest club racing series in New Zealand.

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Despite having ZERO racing experience or knowledge, we said YES to sailing in the biggest club racing series in New Zealand.   To be honest, we’ve never even watched a race (In all fairness, we don’t watch any sports.  Our excuse is we're participators, not spectators).

So why go racing now?!?  Good question. They say the fastest way to be a better sailor is to race.  

It seems going into things full tilt and blind is sort of our unintentional style.  It’s how we got into sailing in the first place so it really should be no surprise.  We’ve practically made a career out of being underqualified and overly optimistic.  Ya know, winging it.

WE’RE JASON AND NIKKI WYNN. A couple of modern-day documentarians, perpetual travelers, and seekers of tall tales.

We’ve been chasing our curiosity around the world on wheels and keels since 2011. Why? Because curiosity is the key to unlocking life. It pushes us outside our comfort zone, softens our assumptions, and helps us embrace the great unknown. The more we let our curiosity lead the way, the more we discover about ourselves and the world around us.

Our home is also our transportation and we spend weeks away from civilization and sometimes land. Self-reliance and living a sustainable lifestyle are a must. It's all about managing our resources and we’re always looking for new and better ways to do so.

We've lived off the grid for over 10 years now in everything from a Van to RV to a Sailboat. And over time we have learned a lot about renewable energy, creating safe drinking water, and managing our waste.

Our journey is ever-evolving but the mission remains the same: #CultivateCuriosity

Timestamps if you like to Jump Around:

00:00 Our First Race Ever
01:56 Meet David, Nikki's Team Capt.
04:00 Tour of Exodus Catamaran
05:04 Meet Matt & Crazy Train Crew
07:13 Pre-Start Chaos
09:26 The Race Begins
10:53 Flying a Hull for the FIRST TIME!
13:07 RNZYS Race Action
15:47 Hooked on Racing
17:21 First Place Finish
18:02 How to Get Into Yacht Racing


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