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Race Watch 2014

NZMYC recognised with YNZ President's Award

It started as a whim and a dare and more than 30 years later, the Coastal Classic yacht race from Devonport Wharf in Auckland, to Russell Wharf in the Bay of Islands, is still regarded as one of the world’s iconic yacht races.

Twelve intrepid skippers and crew lined up for the very first challenge, organised by Roger Dilley of the then Auckland Multihull Sailing Association, and based on speed record attempts made by power boats in the 1920s over the same course.

From there it grew and grew. Each year offered up something different, and each year sailors grasped the opportunity to take on the challenge. In 2001, the fleet reached an all-time record of 270 entrants.

Sponsors have come and gone, and so have club commodores, event managers, race managers, and publicists.

But the entrants - and the boats - have stayed with the race and for many the event is now intergenerational and a tradition that welcomes in summer, year on year.

The boats are faster too - Krisis, skippered by Duncan (Cookie) Stewart won the inaugural 1982 race in a time of 18 hours, a time that was unbeaten for four years. Over the years, the times dropped and in 1996 the holy grail of a South-Easterly gave the fleet a clear run with the wind behind them all the way into Russell. Split Enz won that race, and set a record time of 7 hours 20 minutes and 51 seconds that would be the race record for ten years, until 2009 when four records tumbled including the overall record. These continued to drop since TeamVodafoneSailing arrived on the scene, now sitting at five hours and 13 minutes.

It’s not all about setting records though, and whether it’s the simplicity of the formula, the party at the end, or the beautiful destination, it’s clear there is a special place in the hearts of New Zealand sailors for the Coastal Classic.

And at last week's Yachting New Zealand Excellence Awards, the organization behind the race, the NZ Multihull Yacht Club, was recognized with the Yachting New Zealand President’s Award. This award is not easy to get and it's a fantastic recognition for the event, so well done everyone at the NZMYC!

Coastal Award

Clive Wright accepts the Award on behalf of the NZ Multihull Yacht Club

Race Round-Up - a record-breaking year

This year’s PIC Insurance Brokers Coastal Classic proved beyond doubt that New Zealand weather can be a fickle beast. After the long-range forecast was read at last Monday’s race clinic, there was an audible groan from competitors at the prospect of a long, slow slog of a race in a light and ever-lightening breeze. 

But the reality was a race of record-breaking proportions that saw Team Vodafone Sailing take a staggering 28 minutes off their previous race record, setting a new time of just 5 hrs: 13 mins: 21 sec.

In addition, three class records were also broken this year, with the Farr 11.6, Ross 930 and Young 11 records all falling by the wayside in near-perfect sailing conditions. The record-setting boats were Expedition Coppelia (Farr 11.6), No Worries (Ross 930) and Fineline (Young 11).

Headline entry Beau Geste, which sails under the banner of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, was the first monohull to cross the line in 7 hrs: 06mins: 42sec, just missing out on the current monohull race record of 6hrs: 43mins: 32sec. But they still managed to beat rivals Giacomo to the line by less than three minutes, in what was a closely-fought battle all the way to the end.

In another nail-biting moment, 28-foot multihull Charleston very narrowly missed out on the under-30-foot multihull record, crossing the line just two minutes outside of the current record time of 07hrs: 58mins: 35sec.

Australian entry Morticia – a super-light 30-foot trimaran that has been described as “one of the fastest boats in Australia light weather” – was a strong contender for the win after Monday’s forecast. But the heavier weather that eventuated must have slowed her down, and she finished seventh on line, after local multihulls Triple8 and Charleston, ensuring the Kiwis can hold their heads high again following last year's race win by Team Australia.

All-female entry Smudge – a Tauranga-based Farr 9.2 skippered by ‘Women on Water’ member Rhonda Ritchie – came through to finish in a respectable 18hrs: 27mins: 24sec. The girls crossed the line just ahead of last-minute entry Rage – the only other all-female crew to take part in this year’s race.

The stiff sou-westerly breeze that resulted in numerous records being broken was also welcomed by many of the less performance-orientated boats taking part. In a rare occurrence, not a single boat was still sailing for the finish by the cut-off time of 1400hrs on Saturday. Even Calm - a slow-yet-steady Woolacott design, and the final boat to cross the line - finished well before the cut-off time, at 1020hrs on Saturday morning.

Only four ‘Did Not Finish’ (DNFs) were recorded. All vessels and crews made it safely back to port, including the dismasted Grunt Machine, which was towed to safety by an NZ Police launch and the Coastguard.

In addition to the thousands of dollars worth of prizes awarded to the divisional winners at Saturday night’s prizegiving ceremony, sponsors also generously donated a bumper haul of spot prizes, including over $5,000-worth of B&G marine instruments and a Yamaha 2hp outboard motor.

Winner of the major spot prize Ross Currie – who will be driving back home to Tauranga in a sporty new BMW with a 6-month pre-paid lease courtesy of PIC Insurance Brokers and Jerry Clayton BMW – was overjoyed with his win. While the crew of yacht Eleanor were pleased to win a Duke of Marlborough bar tab for Saturday night’s prizegiving ceremony, also courtesy of title sponsors PIC Insurance Brokers.

The New Zealand Multihull Yacht Club thanks title sponsors PIC Insurance Brokers for their ongoing and extensive support of the Coastal Classic. The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron also deserves praise for supporting and assisting with the event again this year. 

Once the trophies have been engraved with this year’s winners, they can be viewed in the Dinghy Locker at the RNZYS. 

Full results, photos, commentary and more is available at Here.

Final Results

Trophy Winners

Trophies and prizes were presented to the following competitors at Saturday night’s prizegiving ceremony:

Duke of Marlborough Cup for first boat to finish: Team Vodafone Sailing

North Sails Trophy for first monohull on PHRF: Giacomo

Jon Vincent Trophy for overall overseas yacht PHRF winner: Beau Geste

Alexander Flynn Trophy for first multihull to finish: Team Vodafone Sailing

Devonport Yacht Club Trophy for first monohull to finish: Beau Geste

Duncan Stuart Rosebowl and Sailsure NZ Trophy for first multihull on handicap: Superbird to Cruz

GBE Express Trophy for first GBE on line: Whio

Russell Trophy for first Bay of Islands monohull on handicap: Rikki

Te Hoe O Wairaka Paddle for first all-female crew on handicap: Smudge

Young 88 First Class Trophy for first Y88 on line: Sweeney Todd

Cockleshell Trophy for smallest boat to finish: Faster Coyote (Elliott 770)

Shorthanded Sailing Association Trophy for first two-handed entry on handicap: Expedition Coppelia

Lindauer Trophy for first team on handicap: Richmond Yacht Club A

 

Divisional Results

Jack Tar Division One – Monohulls .8700 and above
First on line: Beau Geste
First on handicap: Giacomo
Second on handicap: Icebreaker
Third on handicap: Mayhem

Railblaza Division Two – monohulls between .8100 and .8699
First on line: Crewless
First on handicap: Crewless
Second on handicap: Pork Chop
Third on handicap: Fineline

PredictWind Division Three – monohulls between .7650 and .8099
First on line: Prawn Broker
First on handicap: Prawn Broker
Second on handicap: R n B
Third on handicap: Arethusa

Mount Gay Division Four – monohulls between .7500 and .7649
First on line: No Worries
First on handicap: Wild Oats
Second on handicap: Squid Vicious
Third on handicap: The Entertainer

YNZ Division Five – monohulls .7499 and under
First on line: Result
First on handicap: Unitec II
Second on handicap: Lynx
Third on handicap: Result

Musto Division Six – multihulls 10.66m and over
First on line: Team Vodafone Sailing
First on handicap: Team Vodafone Sailing
Second on handicap: Catenza
Third on handicap: Triple8

Jackson Electrical Division Seven – multihulls 10.65m and under
First on line: Charleston
First on handicap: Superbird to Cruz
Second on handicap: Whio
Third on handicap: Tirade

Division Eight – no extras
First on handicap: Mischief II
Second on handicap: Ubique
Third on handicap: Lew Anne

IRC Division
First on handicap: Giacomo
Second on handicap: Beau Geste
Third on handicap: Ice Breaker

Two-handed Division
First on handicap: Expedition Coppelia
Second on handicap: Gale Force
Third on handicap: Rattle n Rum

Multihull Cruising Division
First on handicap: Superbird to Cruz
Second on handicap: Catenza
Third on handicap: Fruition

Class Winners – first on line
Open 8.5 multi: Attitude
Young 88: Sweeney Todd
Ross 930: No Worries

Teams Competition – Richmond Yacht Club A, comprising:
Prawn Broker
Equilibrium
Peppermint Planet
Spearhead

Media coverage

Of course the big story from this year's Coastal Classic was another record-breaking run from TeamVodafoneSailing. But that's not the only story to come out of this year's race, as Martin Tasker reveals in his segment on last night's One News. To view click here >>

Plus there's even more footage of the start from TVNZ here >>

The NZ Herald also publishd some great articles in the build-up to, and after, this year's PIC Insurance Brokers Coastal Classic. There's an article form a few days before the race here, and one about TeamVodafone's record-breaking run here.

Radio Sport and NewstalkZB's Alex Mason was out and about for the start of the race, snapping some great shots of the start which can be viewed here, plus there's a short article here.

LiveSailDie's roundup of the race from both on and off the water is a fantastic read from a unique perspective - you can find it here. And they even managed to snap Greg Pearson's segment on TV3 about Steinlager and Lion New Zealand, which you can see here.

Sail-World's Richard Gladwell also reports on TeamVodafone's record-breaking in this article.

And if you've seen any more coverage of this year's Coastal Classic, please tell us!

Record-breaking run from TVS

Want to see exactly how you smash a Coastal Classic record? Watch and learn folks...

Race Videos

Check out this awesome footage from on board Caro:

And this superb footage of the start of this year's race:

Last chance to win a BMW

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Top 30 finishers

Thirty boats have now completed the 2014 PIC Insurance Brokers Coastal Classic - in ordrr of line honours, they are:

 

6 TEAM VODAFONE SAILING 021 1.788 24/10 10:00:00 24/10 15:13:21 05:13:21 09:20:16 1
1 BEAU GESTE HKG 1997 1.495 24/10 10:00:00 24/10 17:06:42 07:06:42 10:37:54 2
1 GIACOMO NZL70000 1.395 24/10 10:00:00 24/10 17:09:06 07:09:06 09:58:35 3
6 TRIPLE8 888 1.395 24/10 10:00:00 24/10 17:13:41 07:13:41 10:04:59 4
6 TAEPING 7618 1.325 24/10 10:00:00 24/10 17:45:45 07:45:45 10:17:07 5
7 CHARLESTON 7643 1.325 24/10 10:00:00 24/10 18:00:44 08:00:44 10:36:58 6
7 MORTICIA 3002 1.284 24/10 10:00:00 24/10 18:12:26 08:12:26 10:32:17 7
7 DRAGON 7414 1.173 24/10 10:00:00 24/10 18:43:29 08:43:29 10:14:02 8
1 CARO CAY 65 1.235 24/10 10:00:00 24/10 18:52:57 08:52:57 10:58:11 9
7 TIRADE 7619 1.069 24/10 10:00:00 24/10 18:56:43 08:56:43 09:33:45 10
7 ATTITUDE 7593 1.143 24/10 10:00:00 24/10 19:05:12 09:05:12 10:23:09 11
1 MAYHEM 22411 1.145 24/10 10:00:00 24/10 19:07:50 09:07:50 10:27:16 12
1 WIRED  10303 1.15 24/10 10:00:00 24/10 19:09:57 09:09:57 10:32:26 13
7 WHIO 7472 0.995 24/10 10:00:00 24/10 19:10:15 09:10:15 09:07:29 14
1 KIA KAHA 52 56718 1.14 24/10 10:00:00 24/10 19:28:46 09:28:46 10:48:23 15
7 FREEDOM 7235 1.041 24/10 10:00:00 24/10 19:35:44 09:35:44 09:59:20 16
7 SUPERBAD 7663 1.061 24/10 10:00:00 24/10 19:47:07 09:47:07 10:22:55 17
7 SLEDGE M7613 1.051 24/10 10:00:00 24/10 19:48:04 09:48:04 10:18:03 18
6 CATENZA NZ802 0.965 24/10 10:00:00 24/10 19:55:06 09:55:06 09:34:16 19
7 HOOTERS 7475 1.023 24/10 10:00:00 24/10 20:03:49 10:03:49 10:17:42 20
1 AKATEA 8710 1.08 24/10 10:00:00 24/10 20:18:22 10:18:22 11:07:50 21
1 EQUILIBRIUM 9380 1.055 24/10 10:00:00 24/10 20:18:39 10:18:39 10:52:40 22
1 ANDAR 9750 1.03 24/10 10:00:00 24/10 20:28:32 10:28:32 10:47:23 23
1 STEINLAGER 2 KZ2 1.1 24/10 10:00:00 24/10 20:31:19 10:31:19 11:34:26 24
1 ICE BREAKER 9277 0.975 24/10 10:00:00 24/10 20:36:50 10:36:50 10:20:54 25
1 SYSTEMS THUNDER 367 1.045 24/10 10:00:00 24/10 20:39:46 10:39:46 11:08:33 26
1 BUSHIDO 9360 1 24/10 10:00:00 24/10 20:40:44 10:40:44 10:40:44 27
1 RIKKI 8008 0.975 24/10 10:00:00 24/10 20:52:48 10:52:48 10:36:28 28
1 MOJO 4280 0.92 24/10 10:00:00 24/10 21:37:01 11:37:01 10:41:15 29
7 PULSE XTC 7556 0.928 24/10 10:00:00 24/10 21:46:26 11:46:26 10:55:34 30
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Results

Nineteen boats finished so far - check out the results so far at /race-watch/results?year=2014&type=Provisional&f1=All%20Yachts&f2

More multi results

Dragon has just finished to lead Div. 7 on h'cap

Whio has just finished and taken the handicap lead in Div. 7 - well done to Tim and the boys - in before dusk in a GBE - awesome.

Meanwhile - nothing has been heard from NZMYC Commodore and Open 8.5 stalwart, Greer Houston.  It is feared that he may have suffered severe case of LEAD POISONING!

Whio also current lead the Open 8.5 class

Update from The Wild Thing

Progressing well with a lot of sail changes. 25kts gusting 30 westerlies and we have Mangawhai to port. All aboard, well fed and watered and listening to the 19yo male singing! Have seen most boats having their share of round-ups, like us!

Charleston in sight of the Finish

The under 30' multi record is 07hr58:35 is it gonna fall today also!

(Taeping crosses at 24/10 17:45:45)

Noo - oh so close! Charleston finishes at  18:00:44 to take out the Division 7 line honours 08hr00:44 - just 2mins outside the record - oh the drama!

Morticia has been spotted by the Finish Boat out by the Black Rocks so she'll be a good few minutes away yet.  The shifty Bay breeze holds out the Aussies and favours the local boys for another year - whew!

 

 

Beau Geste leads Giacomo by less than 1/2 mile into Tapeka Point!

what more can you say!

Beau Gests Wins!  Crossed the line at 17:06:42

and Giacomo crosses at 17:09:06 - what a race!  Just 2mins 24 seconds separating the two boats.  Well done to Karl Kwok, Gavin Brady and the crew on Beau Geste.  They would have smelt the Delegat's premium vintage being opened surely!

And while Beau Geste may well have taken out line, Giacomo currently lead the mono fleet on both PHRF and IRC handicaps - by a considerable margin  - she has really punched above her weight today.  Well done to Jim Delegat and the crew!

 Triple8 snuck by me - finished at 17:13:41 - not enough to take out the handicap either so Vodafone are looking pretty for the double today!

It's getting interesting out there!

Beau Geste have stolen a bit of a march on Giacomo and Triple8 has sailed up on them both.  I wonder if Giacomo has had a problem on board?

The Mono records slips by for another year. That record is 5 years old now and starting to prove elusive...

 

Charleston at the Brett

The first Division 7 boat rounds the famous landmark.  She got held up there for a while though.

Morticia is out there somewhere too.  The sneaky Aussies haven't had their tracker on all day.  Could another Aussie multi take out line honours from the locals for the second year running - we'll know soon enough!  Dragon is a little further back but closing in on Percy mighty fast!

Progress times have Charleston at the Brett at 1630hrs with Morticia hot on her heals just 5 mins back.  So we've got tight racing at the top of Division 1 and 7.

In division 2 - Pork Chop looks to have really nailed it across Bream Bay but Fineline is also close by.  Both boats are being pushed very hard by very tight crews.

Beau Geste and Giacomo continue to battle it out across the bay

and we're back!

It's tight out there across the bay.  Giacomo looks to be pointing ever so slightly higher into the bay just a mile off Beau Geste's stern. What awesome racing!

And just as I write, Beau Geste looks to have got themselves on a bit of lift.  Oh the suspense.  Gavin Brady will be earning his keep today!

Vodafone smashes her own Record!

Vodafone crosses the line at 15:13:21The new record (to be ratified) is 5hrs 13 mins 21 secs!  A 28 min lowering of the record - incredible run by SImon and the team.

                                                                     Awesome!

Beau Geste leads Giacomo into the Brett

We understand both Beau Geste and Giacomo are about to call into the Brett.  On water estimates are that Beau Geste is about 1nm ahead - GAME ON!

Meanwhile - The finish boat reports catching a glimpse of Vodafone on her westerly tack.  New record looking good.

Weather report on the finish boat is SSW 17kts - gusting 22 kts - but Rex is a motorboat man nowadays si who knows what it really is!

 

 

Vodafone Tacks!

She's on her first making board into the bay - this is going to be crucial for her as she attempts to break her own record.  Stay tuned!

Did Not Finishers - Update

To date only 3 DNF's have been recorded

Calm2 - Div. 1
Overload - Div. 1
Grunt Machine - Div. 4

Vodafone calls in the Brett at 1400hrs

The boys are heading out the back - touch and go for record.  It all starts again at the Brett - she's dropped to 15kts as she comes upwind.

Giacomo sniffing at the Heels of Beaue Geste

Just had reports off the water that Giacomo are slowly working there way back into contention against Beau Geste - we'll know soon enough when they round the Brett!

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Vodafone due East of Whangruru

3 1/2 hours in and Vodafone is still flying  - she'll be aiming to turn the corner in the next 40mins.

meanwhile - very little chatter off the boats suggesting its pretty busy out there.  The breeze is slowly building from the SW and so not much texting and driving goin' on!

Smudge cracks 13kts but Rage out in front!

Yes the Women are dueling out just off Kawau Is.  Rage is less than 1nm ahead of Smudge but with both boats experiencing planing conditions downwind this race still has a long way to go!

Update from Smudge

Ladies are all enjoying surfing the waves nearly reaching 11 knots.

We had a bit of carnage with spinnaker. As the down haul jammer popped open and spinnaker pole went straight up and was parallel with mast. Delwyn and Ashley pulled kite back in (which was a b***h), sorted pole and hoisted again.  All caught on squadron camera - second hoist pole was bending... Had a rough patch and decided to drop.  Enjoy being in the first start to see all the big boats come from behind. They have all gone zooming past. Best coastal weather since I did my first race.

And from the front of the fleet

Vodafone have just called in at Sail Rock 11:57 and so are on a flyer!  Currently averaging 28kts!

Beau Geste are just North of Little Barrier Island averaging 23.5kts - some  11 nm behind Vodafone

First report of Damage

Reports have come in that Grunt Machine have been dismasted.  They have been located by Coastguard and are proceeding under tow to Gulf Harbour Marina.  All well.

A successful start

From a race management perspective this was a great start to the 2014 PIC Insurance Brokers Coastal Classic. No drama or incidents, which is what we like to see.

Hopefully the spectators got a great show, and thankfully the weather came through for us in the end, with a perfect breeze and the sun shining.

We will bring you photos and more updates as soon as they are available.

Third start - here come the big girls!

Look out little boats - the big girls are coming!

Team vodafone are off the line and honking. Chaleston look to have gotten a beautiful start and are not far behind TVS.

In the mono fleet Beau Geste are out in front, with Giacomo nipping at their heels... Giacomo just smoked Wired.

Here come the smaller multis - 888 is going for it! Morticia and Taepeng closing in fast though.

Giacomo and Beau Geste have separated, with Giacomo taking a much lower and faster route, now they've got to climb back up to North Head to meet Beau Geste - not such a bad idea if they can intercept on starboard though.

Steinlager are climbing up the rest of the fleet, predictably leaving Lion NZ for dust.

A few broaches rounding North Head! Marshall Law nearly lost it altogether, Exciting stuff!

White Gold appears to be bringing up the rear with their big cow spinnaker flying. Go Wally! Hey, at least you're doing it in comfort!

Oh wait, we lie! There's another boat just behind White Gold - it's Topflight! Go hard guys - see you in Russell!!! :)

Second start - the mid-sized fleet

Second start are away in a densely packed fleet. Fineline got a great start and is still out in front, but Salona are catching up!

Spearhead is slipping throught the pack nicely. It's a close fleet - not much room to breathe in there!

Activator getting along nicely at the leeward end of the fleet.

Grunt Machine are holding their own nicely against the big boys!

Looks to be a little Raven 26 - can't see the name from here - who were a bit slow to start, and are about to get a bit of a hurry-up from the bigger boats!

Fineline first to reach North Head, closely followed by Salona, with Spearhead, Valim, Surething and Indelible close behind.

Coming back through teh fleet, Drop Dead Fred were a bit slow to hoist the kite and have a bit of catching up to do. Bondi Tram are bringing up the rear.

First start away - the small boats

First start all away clear - around 40 or 50 of the smaller boats have just cleared the start line. R n B look to have got the best start  - they are screaming away from the fleet!

Hanse Off seem to have been a bit slow to realise they probably want to put the spinnaker up, but it's all happening on the foredeck now!

R n B look like they're going to be the first around North Head with an outstanding start, closely followed by a tightly bunched fleet of about ten other boats.

Beautiful sight looking out towards Rangitoto of dozens of spinnakers, soon to be joined by dozens more!

Send us your photos, videos and reports!

The PIC Insurance Brokers Coastal Classic is very much your race, and you can really help make it come alive for everyone.

We'd love to see how the race is going for you, so please send us your reports, photos and videos from the race course, or even when you get to Russell. We'd love to see them, and so would all our website and Facebook followers.

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We hope you have a fantastic Coastal Classic - best of luck to everyone, and we look forward to welcoming you in Russell!

Registration & Briefing starts soon

Registration begins at 1700hrs and Briefing at 1900hrs today. Make sure the skipper or a representative for the boat comes down to RNZYS to register and collect your Skipper's Pack. The Briefing will include weather updates for the race, among other important information for entrants.

Weather update: We now have weather!

Isn't it amazing how quickly things change? At Monday's race clinic there was general malaise about the prospect of a long, slow race in 5-10 knots with massive wind holes all the way up the coast. Today there's a 'strong wind advisory' in force as a front is forecast to cross the region tomorrow.

At the time of writing, tomorrow's forecasts for the Waitemata, Hauraki and Bay of Islands all look quite similar - southwest 15 knots rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots late morning, then backing to the south and easing a little in the afternoon. A few showers are forecast in the morning, clearing by the afternoon. So a bit different to Monday's long range forecast! But hey, what did you expect?!

So what does that mean for the predictions? Well according to PredictWind.com, a Farr 1020 should now complete the race in around 12 hours (which is a lot better than the 19 hours they were looking at at the start of this week!), while Team Vodafone Sailing should now be able to get to Russell in just 6 hours, rather than 14 hours. That's more like it! The TP52s should take about 10 hours, while a Young 88 could be looking at a race of about 14 hours.

Now that this race is suddenly shaping up to look more like a record-running event, you might just want to check out the current race records for your size and class, so you know what you're got to beat!

 

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