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PIC Insurance Brokers Coastal Classic NOR Released

There are now less than three months to go until New Zealand’s biggest yacht race takes place again, on 24th October 2014. With the just released, and , it’s time to start planning for this spectacular event.

Race Director Matthew Flynn is once again excited to be involved in the race this year. "The PIC Insurance Brokers Coastal Classic is far more than just a yacht race - it's an iconic Kiwi adventure, and I'm thrilled to be part of it again. We're always so impressed with the support the Coastal gets from its entrants, sponsors and supporters, and we're already looking forward to another fantastic race this year."

PIC on board as title sponsors again

After coming on board as title sponsor of the PIC Insurance Brokers Coastal Classic last year, PIC have again decided to support the event in 2014.

"We are marine insurance specialists so…

PIC to support Coastal in 2014

Working with the New Zealand Multihull Yacht Club, PIC Insurance Brokers bought new life and energy to the country’s biggest yacht race this year. 

Now, the locally owned insurance specialist has announced that it will return as headline sponsor of the iconic Coastal Classic Auckland to Russell Yacht Race in 2014.

“This year’s event was one of the more challenging races with difficult weather conditions,” says Daniel Garner of PIC Insurance Brokers. “Congratulations to all the crews.”

Garner says that the PIC team enjoyed the event. “Seeing 150 or more boats out on the water, and knowing we’d helped to get them over the line, was fantastic,” he says.

“We are marine insurance specialists so many of our clients were on the race course. The focus of our message this year was to thank the yachting community for supporting us, and to promote the importance of insuring your life, loved ones and business partners.  It is an area of insurance that is often overlooked particularly when boats are owned in a partnership.  This type of insurance is minimal compared to actually the costs of owning and maintaining the boat.”

Matthew Flynn, race director, says that PIC were an enthusiastic and supportive sponsor, brimming with ideas. “It’s fantastic to have a sponsor so involved in the race, both in Auckland and in Russell,” he says.

This year’s race was won the Team Australia, with TeamVodafone second, and the new Volvo 70 Giacomo, third. 122 boats finished. 

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