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ONE Sport covers the HSBC Coastal Classic live from Alfa Romeo By Sail-World, 5:53 PM Mon 26 Oct 2009
International sailing reporter, Martin Tasker, from ONE Sport covered the HSBC Coastal Classic live from Neville Crichton's Alfa Romeo on her attempt to take line honours and break the course record. See his post race review wioth plenty of on board footage as she cruised north at over 20kts ...[more]


49er sails 120nm Coastal Classic - Images from the long ride By Burling Media, 9:35 AM Mon 26 Oct 2009
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke completed the 120nm Coastal Classic course sailing alongside the top competitors. Although Alfa Romeo was long gone, the 49er crew battled with the 50fters, leading this group at Cape Brett, but losing their lead after their second pitchpole of the trip. We present images taken from their support boat /b> ...[more]


Peter Montgomery talks to the Coastal Classic winners By Sail-World and Peter Montgomery, 7:27 AM Sat 24 Oct 2009
Top New Zealand and international yachting commentator, Peter Montgomery caught up with the Coastal Classic winners on his Saturday morning radio show on Newstalk ZB. Alfa Romeo skippered by Neville Crichton averaged 17.9 kts for the 119nm race, and broke the seven hour mark for the first time, completing the course in six hours 43 minutes. Taeping owned and skippered by Dave Andrews just missed t ...[more]


Frenzy blows mast - full sequence of images By Paul Gilbert, Auckland. , 4:27 PM Fri 23 Oct 2009
A good start in HBCS Coastal Classic for`Frenzy' ended prematurely, at the first corner when she lost her mast. Paul Gilbert / www.aquapx.com caught the action ...[more]


Historic Auckland to Russell sailing record tumbles By Zoe Hawkins, 4:15 PM Fri 23 Oct 2009
At 4.43pm today, Friday 23 October, the supermaxi Alfa Romeo set HSBC Premier Coastal Classic history when she crossed the finish line to set a new race record of 6 hours, 43 minutes and 32 seconds. Starting at Devonport Wharf in Auckland, and finishing at Russell Wharf in the romantic Bay of Island township, the boat wiped more than 36 minutes off the 13-year old record held by the pink multihull ...[more]


Coastal Classic: Images from the Start - 2 By Richard Gladwell, 4:00 PM Fri 23 Oct 2009
Sail-World presents another image gallery from the start of the 2009 HSBC Coastal Classic ...[more]


Coastal Classic: Images from the Start - 1 By Richard Gladwell, 3:57 PM Fri 23 Oct 2009
Sail-World presents another image gallery from the start of the 2009 HSBC Coastal Classic ...[more]


Coastal Classic: Images from the start - 50fters By Richard Gladwell, 1:48 PM Fri 23 Oct 2009
Interest is high in the performance of the 50fter fleet in the 2009 Coastal Classic. Soon after the start, the Bakewell-White design Wired looked to have the measure of the fleet, however there was a long way left to sail. Georgia Racing, with a smaller spinnaker was also well placed. ...[more]


Coastal Classic: Olympic 49er completes 120nm Canonball Run By Richard Gladwell, 1:41 PM Fri 23 Oct 2009
Sail-World spoke to the Olympic 49er crew, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, who paralleled the HSBC Coastal Classic fleet, in the 119nm dash to the Bay of Islands. After taking 9.5 hours for the trip, the pair were a little sore, their legs ached, and they were strugging to be able to walk, but were otherwise fine. ...[more]


Coastal Classic: Alfa Romeo smashes the Race Record By Richard Gladwell, 1:30 PM Fri 23 Oct 2009
The 100ft Reichel-Pugh design owned by New Zealander, Neville Crichton, has set a new race mark of around 6hrs 45 minutes - a time to be confirmed by race officials. ONE Sport's Martin Tasker was aboard for the ride north and told Sail-World that she had stayed above 20kts all the way up the Northland coast before dropping back to 12 kts for the final stage, on the wind from Cape Brett. ...[more]


2009 HSBC Coastal Classic gets underway in record setting conditions By Richard Gladwell, 10:50 AM Fri 23 Oct 2009
The fleet of around 200 starters in the 2009 HSBC Coastal Classic got underway today at 1000hrs in a southwesterly breeze of about 20kts. two hours later the fleet was making fast time up the coast and seemed to be on track for the race record. ...[more]


Harken Radial Winches break through to the next level in winch design By Sailing-World and Harken, 11:59 PM Thu 15 Oct 2009
Prestigious US sailing magazine 'Sailing World' rated the new Harken winch design as the most innovative product launched at the Annapolis US Sail Boat Show: 'Hands down, the most exciting new gear to debut in Annapolis is Harken's Radial winch. In addition to unveiling a range of hydraulic equipment, an electric furler, and some new apparel and accessories, the company introduced a completely new ...[more]


HSBC Coastal Classic starts in just over a week By Event Media, 5:52 PM Tue 13 Oct 2009
Orb Communications is providing SPOT GPS Satellite Tracking devices for 10 yachts to use in the 2009 HSBC Premier Coastal Classic allowing you to track the position of some of the race favourites. SPOT uses the GPS satellite network to acquire its coordinates, and then sending its location - with a link to Google Maps - and a pre-programmed message via a commercial satellite network. ...[more]


Bay of Islands Yacht Club Harken Labour Weekend Regatta 2009 By Antje Muller, Opua , 8:13 PM Sat 10 Oct 2009
The Bay of Islands Yacht Club is extending a warm invitation to all Senior Centreboard and Catamaran Class Sailors to come to the balmy Bay of Islands for some fun sailing. On Saturday 24th October one Harbour Course Race is scheduled with a mass start at 1pm so that sailors coming up on boats of the Coastal Classic can take part - or take a discard. Sunday and Monday will be course racing. ...[more]


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