sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : 31st Coastal Classic to start October 19 - 200 entries expected
31st Coastal Classic to start October 19 - 200 entries expected

'Equilibrium racing in the 2011 Coastal Classic'    Richard Gladwell    Click Here to view large photo

The 31st NZMYC Coastal Classic Auckland to Russell Yacht Race will start on Friday 19 October, and it attracts up to 200 entries, from world class ocean racers, to family cruisers just out for the ride.

'Being on that start line, with so many others, and knowing that you are going to ride up the coast on a yacht, amidst some of the world's most beautiful scenery, is just a great feeling,' says Event Director Jon Vincent.

'There is nothing like it, and it's why people come back year after year to take part. We have competitors that have taken part for ten or twenty consecutive years – they are addicted to the buzz.'

Investing in making the Coastal Classic a well run event is also top priority for the New Zealand Multihull Yacht Club, which has run the iconic yacht race from Auckland to Russell in the Bay of Islands, since 1986.

TeamVodafoneSailing hits warp speed - Coastal Classic - 2011 -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo
'This year we are concentrating on streamlining and automating the entries, safety, and fleet communications, so that we can all focus on what it's really about, which is yacht racing,' says Event Director Jon Vincent.

The event can attract over 200 race yachts and is followed intensely over a 24 hour period, so the club is thrilled that telecommunications giant Vodafone is onboard to assist and a new website, built by BKA Interactive, will be launched closer to race date that will make race management, including skeds and results, more efficient, and provide a more modern interface for race supporters.

'The event is so closely watched by tens of thousands of people from all over the world,' says Jon. 'We were one of the first events to provide online race reporting when we launched the site about 13 years ago, and we are putting our best foot forward with this website.'

A big change is the way the club approaches safety declarations. He says the club is entrusting skippers to ensure that their safety certificates are valid and that their boat carries the right gear.

Part of the crowd on Devonport Wharf for the start of the race - Coastal Classic - 2011 -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo
'We have changed the race rules to provide for immediate disqualification for anyone found to not be complying and it's about putting responsibility in the right place, which is with the boat owner or skipper, and their crew,' says Jon.

The prizegiving will also be held before the party on the Saturday evening – and an announcement about the Kiwi rocker band set to grace the stage at the party, will be made soon.

'We will make sure that our sponsors, and our winners, are recognised at a great prizegiving, that feeds into a great party,' says Jon.

For the second year in a row, the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron will host a cooked breakfast prior to the race start, and as always there will be great hospitality in the host township of Russell for race supporters and finishers.

The New Zealand Multihull Yacht Club Coastal Classic starts from 10am on Friday 19 October off Devonport Wharf in Auckland, and finishes off Russell Wharf in the Bay of Islands. The race is 119 nautical miles in length and last year a new record was set by TeamVodafoneSailing, of six hours and 43 minutes.

www.coastalclassic.co.nz

Wired on the charge - Coastal Classic - 2011 -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Start - Coastal Classic - 2011 -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Monohulls with a bit on soon after the start - Coastal Classic - 2011 -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo


by Sail-World

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=99703

4:32 AM Sun 15 Jul 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

14 Jul 2012  2012 Youth Worlds: Competition begins in Dublin Bay, Ireland + Video
14 Jul 2012  2012 Olympics: A New Zealand team Form Guide for Weymouth
11 Jul 2012  National Ocean Water Sports Centre moves after two years of planning
05 Jul 2012  Sail Noumea 2012: TeamVodafone Sailing breaks the race record - Video
05 Jul 2012  School kids enjoy Wellington Harbour with Ocean Sport and Kiwisport
03 Jul 2012  McKenzie wins Wellington Youth Match Racing Regatta on countback
03 Jul 2012  Yacht Racing Unlimited, Platu 25 Peninsula Championship, 2012.
22 Jun 2012  NZL Yachting Trust Optimist Dinghy Worlds FUNdraiser this Saturday
21 Jun 2012  French Bay Yacht Club has booming 2011-2012 season
19 Jun 2012  Classics: Rainbow II’s journey home begins
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

























Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,










Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club? by Dan Ibsen & the Sail-World team, Copenhagen


Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta by Bruce Fleming, Santa Barbara
















J/111 World Championships - The Winner is Shmokin Joe! by Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight












2014 Detroit Cup - Morvan wins by Dobbs Davis, Detroit


Newport Bucket Regatta 2014 -Images by George Bekris
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final report: USA qualifies for Rio 2016
Extreme Sailing Series: Absent With-Out Leave – Ben Ainslie Racing
2014 IFDS World Championship - New champions claim medals
2014 IFDS World Championships - Sunday’s race images by Tim Wilkes
Shark World Championships underway in Toronto
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi second o'all - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 3
Formula Kite World Championships - Nocher and Bridge crowned Champions
Emirates Team NZ: Frustrating Day 3 in Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff
Extreme Sailing Series: Light winds help The Wave Muscat - Day 3
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act five - Absent without leave – the wind
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Images: Race day five
Herreshoff Classic Regatta 2014 - Images by Ingrid Abery
Youth Olympics - Gold to Argentinean and Chinese Techno 293 racers
Youth Olympics Games Nanjing - Double Youth Olympic Gold for Singapore
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Two Handers celebrate
Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship 2014 - Brazilian dance party
IFDS Disabled Sailing Worlds Day 5 - USA fighting for Rio 2016 Berths
J/111 World Championship 2014 - Day 4: Shmokin Joe consolidates lead
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi on top - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 2
2014 IFDS World Championships - Breezy frustrations   
2014 Detroit Cup - Down to the final four   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Every finisher's a winner   
2014 49er, 49er FX, Nacra 17 U.S. National Championship - Day 2   
J/24 US National Championship - Will Welles leaps into lead   
J/111 World Championships - Day 3   
Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 – Day 2   
Light wind and a freak storm at Youth Olympic Sailing Competition   
31st Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Declared 'best ever'   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Aussies on fire   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Saturday’s racing images by Tim Wilkes   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Day 5 images by Jude Robertson   
2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Champ - Day 3 images by Joy Dunigan   
Holt’s 25-year dream comes true with 505 Worlds Victor   
Emirates Team NZ: Collision puts an end to bid for a better day at ESS   
Extreme Sailing Series: Ben Ainslie Racing - mixed results on Day 2   
America's Cup: New brand and image partnership announced with SME   
Extreme Sailing: Tough and testing day on Cardiff Bay - Day 2 + Video   
2014 49er, 49er FX, Nacra 17 U.S. National Championship - Day 1   
2014 J/111 World Championship - Bigger breeze arrives on day 2!   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT