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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, …

2013: the final synopsis

The PIC Insurance Brokers Coastal Classic has concluded for 2013. With it came new energy and commitment from an enthusiastic major sponsor and a family of supporters, a growing fleet, and the fun, games and challenge that traditionally marks Labour Weekend and launches the season of summer sailing in New Zealand.

There are one of two things that can happen when entrants in the PIC Insurance Brokers Coastal Classic hear that a Northerly is forecast. One is that they decide to drive to Russell to take part in the race festivities. But most take the challenge on the chin and march on, knowing it might not be comfortable, but steadfast in their determination to get their boat over the line, and to have a great adventure in the process. 

Thank you to the RNZYS

There are many people and organisations that we need to thank in regard to our race, but one in particular is the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.

The Squadron provides immense support to the New Zealand Multihull Yacht Club in running the PIC Insurance Brokers Coastal Classic. From race management at the start, to on the water support, a venue for committee meetings, race clinics and briefings, expertise, advice, and much more.

The food is great, the service is great, and it's a centre of yachting excellence.  Thank you, from the New Zealand Multihull Yacht Club, and the PIC Insurance Coastal Classic. We couldn't do it without you.