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14 year old Edwin Delaat finishes the HSBC Coastal Classic Two-Handed

by Margaret Dijkhuis on 23 Oct 2010
Crac-A-Jac finishes the Cosatal Classic with her rig obviously intact margaret Dijkhuis

14 year old skipper Edwin Delaat successfully finished the HSBC Coastal Classic two handed this year.

The report alleging Crac-A-Jac had lost it's rig on the HSBC Coastal Classic website is a myth (see retraction below).

Edwin Delaat and crew member Steve Alloway had a blinder of a race up to Brett till the wind died away to nothing and got parked up with a lot of other boats of the fleet. The bunch finally finished around half past ten Saturday morning in very light winds. Crac A Jac crew made four sail changes towards the finish and gained several places ahead of the incoming fleet.

Edwin Delaat and Steve Alloway are now enjoying the glorious weather in Russell, in the beautiful Bay of Islands with clear blue skies and a pleasant temperature.



From www.coastalclassic.co.nz, under the headline 'We've been had..'

Yesterday at 1429hrs we received a message saying that Crac-a-Jac had lost its rig between Rangi and Tiri. Before posting this on the website we got the source to confirm, and they did. So we contacted Coastguard to check it was under control, and put a note on the website to say that Crac a Jac had lost its rig.

It turns out to not be true - Edwin and Steve in fact arrived in Russell this afternoon.

Well done guys, it's a long way on a Farr 727 when you're two handed.

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