Courtesy of Rick Gaenzle in the middle of the Cook Strait, New Zealand.

The first relay to complete the Oceans Seven is over halfway across their attempt in the Cook Strait.

If Rick Gaenzle, Chris Kraus and Brian Ross complete their 3-man relay crossing of the Cook Strait under the guidance of escort pilot Philip Rush, they will become the first relay team in history to complete the Oceans Seven.

Photo shows the trio in their Tsugaru Channel crossing.

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