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Free Safety Seminar

Coastalclass 149 ScaledA free boat preparation and safety seminar at 1900hrs on Wednesday 23 September 2015, at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS), will help sailors prepare their boats and crew for a safe and successful PIC Coastal Classic race.

The annual 119 nautical mile long race, from Auckland to Russell in the Bay of Islands, is the biggest event of its kind in New Zealand. But the unforgiving coastline and frequently inclement weather can make this an incredibly tough race for even the most experienced sailors.

Race organisers, the New Zealand Multihull Yacht Club (NZMYC), are therefore offering interested skippers and crew the chance to hear respected industry experts talk about the best way to prepare both boat and crew for a successful race.

Those who attend this free event will learn how to prepare their boat to meet the 'YNZ Category 3' safety standards required to take part in…

Watch the PIC Coastal Classic LIVE

For the first time in the history of New Zealand's most iconic yacht race, the 2015 PIC Coastal Classic will be streamed live online at

Thanks to the support of title sponsors PIC Insurance Brokers, race followers will be able to watch the action as it happens, on their computer, tablet or smartphone. Coverage will start around 30 minutes before the race, which starts at 0930hrs NZT on 23rd October 2015.

This innovative development means that for the first time ever, audiences throughout New Zealand and around the world will be able to watch the spectacular start of the PIC Coastal Classic live, and follow the fleet as they sail out of the Waitemata past Rangitoto Light.

As New Zealand's biggest yacht race, the PIC Coastal Classic typically draws crowds of thousands of spectators to watch the start from vantage points like North Head and Devonport in Au…

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