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Coastal Classic: Awen is first monohull into Russell

by PIC Coastal Classic 19 Oct 2018 06:18 PDT 20 October 2018
The IMOCA60 Awen - Start - PIC Coastal Classic - October 19, © Richard Gladwell

Evan Davies and the crew aboard the IMOCA60 Awen were just the second team to finish the iconic PIC Coastal Classic race at 11:16pm on Friday night as they overtook multihulls Kotuku and Cation on the leg between Cape Brett and the finish line.

Kotuku and Cation finished hot on their tail: just one minute and three minutes behind respectively. Team Frank Racing won the 2018 race convincingly, six hours earlier.

Race division 1a has a competitive fleet of Fast 52's- and this year Mayhem can hold their head high as the fastest of the pack, as they crossed the finish line at 11:23pm with Wired just three minutes behind. As of midnight v5 and Kia Kaha had also finished.

Friday's finishers - before 11:59pm

FRANK RACING AWEN KOTUKU CATION MAYHEM WIRED V5 KIA KAHA

As of midnight, 8 of the 165 entered boats had finished, and a further 15 had rounded Cape Brett on their way to the finish line. The bulk of the fleet were still between Tutukaka and Cape Brett's entrance to the Bay of Islands.

Followers can continue to watch progress through the night via the coastal classic website coastalclassic.co.nz and the live yacht tracker or radio skeds.

Full results, including both line and handicap information, will be published Saturday, on completion of the race.

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