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America's Cup: Tony Rae picks up 500kg of WeetBix + Video
Sun, 6 Jan 2013
Long time Emirates Team NZ America's Cup campaigner and Round the World sailor, Tony Rae, is one of many in the AC72 crew who are WeetBix fans.
WeetBix are a New Zealand breakfast food made from wheatflakes compressed into a mini brick. To fans they are a food like nothing else. To others they are a revolting, dry, bland offering, worse than cold porridge.
Said to be one of the secrets to the sailors long lasting energy when sailing the AC72's is a mass supply of WeetBix. Tony Rae as the world's biggest fan of WeetBix was given a dream job of picking up a new supply.
In this video Tony sets off in the team pick-up to collect almost 500kg of WeetBix from Sanitarium, makers of Weetbix.