Big changes for small boats in this year's Coastal
The Coastal Classic has always been known as a 'drag race' from Auckland to Russell, and over the years, boats from near and far have vied to break the record for the fastest time. The honour is currently held by Team Vodafone Sailing with a time of just 5 hours, 44 minutes and 31 seconds - a big difference from the 18 hour record set by Cookie Stuart on Krisis in the first edition of the race.
But the Coastal also attracts a huge number of smaller boats, many of which have often struggled to reach the finish within the time limit. So this year, race management has made some big changes with these boats in mind.
New starting order and earlier start time
For this year's PIC Insurance Brokers Coastal Classic, there will be a new start order, with the smaller boats starting first, followed by the faster divisions.
There will also be a new earlier start time for the smaller boats of…
2014 Coastal Classic - entries now open
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Musto race gear now available
The official 2014 PIC Insurance Brokers Coastal Classic race gear has again been produced by Musto - a brand recognised around the world for outstanding design and performance.
You can now order your 2014 Coastal Collection gear by emailing Sam Miles at Musto Australia - email@example.com (a $10 delivery charge will apply).
Race gear will also be available at the briefing, and at Race HQ in Russell, but it's always popular so we'd urge you to pre-order to make sure you get the styles and sizes you want.
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