A yachting expert says a fleeing yachtie’s sailing trip with his young daughter would have been slow going with big weather risks as he crossed the Tasman. Alan Langdon would have averaged about 50 nautical miles a day after leaving Kawhia Harbour on his way to the New South Wales coast, said yachting expert Alan Ward. The Waikato yacht club member and former commodore said even for a boat of Langdon’s size that was slow going. Langdon, 49, and his six-year-old daughter Que were believed to have made the journey on his 6.1m Wharram-design catamaran. The pair left Kawhia Harbour in the Waikato on December 17 and the pair were not seen or heard from until today when a local in Ulladulla, NSW, reported seeing them to… Next »
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