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Watch the race LIVE!

The start of the 2015 PIC Coastal Classic will be streaming LIVE online right here, from 9.00am NZT on race day, Friday 23 October.

Race clinic round-up

If you missed last night's excellent race tactics clinic - or just want a recap - here's a quick synopsis of the main points:

Weather is always difficult to predict with any certainy this far out from the race, and this year it's looking even more uncertain, with different forecasting models giving conflicting information.

At the time of the race clinic, both PredictWind models showed a NW breeze of less than 20 knots, turning SW on Saturday morning, with a Northerly swell up to 1m, along with some rain as the front goes through with the SW change. The GFS model (from NOAA and displayed in PredictWind routing) showed mostly 15 knots SW for the race, but now this has changed back to follow the PredictWind models, so you'd be well advised to keep an eye on  as we get closer, to see how the picture develops and the timing of…