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Race Clinic Round-Up

Last night’s Race Clinic was extremely well attended, and despite the lack of major tactical revelations, there was still a lot of fantastic advice imparted by our five speakers. 

To finish first, first you must finish

As always, safety is paramount in this year’s PIC Insurance Brokers Coastal Classic. The Coastguard urges competitors to use VHF channel 16 as your first option to call for help in an emergency. Think also about how you would communicate if you’re thrown into the water, or if your boat is inverted. Carrying a PLB or waterproof VHF on your person is definitely a good idea.


“Coastguard Coastguard, Coastal Classic Coastal Classic”, followed by:
“This is [Sail number] [Boat name] [Position]”.

Coastal Week Survival Guide

It's crept up on us pretty quickly, but we're now just days away from the 2014 PIC Insurance Brokers Coastal Classic. There's a lot going on in the build-up to the race, so here's a quick run-down of key dates for your diary:

  • Monday 20th October, 1900hrs: RACE CLINIC - Hot tips on how to win the Coastal from a panel of successful sailors. This free seminar is held at The Dinghy Locker, RNZYS in Westhaven.
  • Thursday 23rd October, 1000hrs: RAYC MAXI CHALLENGE - Day 1 of this new regatta, with maxi yacht racing in the Waitemata Harbour.
  • Thursday 23rd October, 1700hrs: REGISTRATION & BRIEFING - Register and collect your Skipper's Pack (full of free goodies!) from 1700hrs 'til 1900hrs, followed by the Briefing with important weather updates from 1900hrs. Held at RNZYS, Westhaven.
  • Friday 24th October, 0600hrs: RNZYS BREAKFAST - As usual, the RNZYS is putting on a fantasti…

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