by Zoe Hawkins
2012 Coastal Classic Start - the Greg Elliott designed Crusader heads north
PIC Insurance Brokers, an independent New Zealand insurance brokerage with strong connections to the marine industry is the Coastal Classic’s new major sponsor.
The iconic race, which is recognised as one of the world’s ‘must do’ sailing events, will now be called the PIC Insurance Brokers Coastal Classic.
The 2013 Coastal Classic starts at 10am on Friday 25 October. The race, which is 119 nautical miles long, starts off Devonport Wharf in Auckland, and finishes off Russell Wharf in the Bay of Islands.
Up to 200 boats of all shapes and sizes are expected on the startline, making it one of the world’s biggest coastal yacht races.
A special clinic will be held to assist competitors, including newcomers, in the race preparation and winning strategy. Visit the website to register your interest.