Countdown to PIC Coastal Classic



Three months to go until race day! We are laying down the gauntlet to encourage the New Zealand race fleet to make this year’s Coastal Classic a record turn-out and help us celebrate 40 years of this epic race.


You could say a lot has changed in 40 years, but at the same time, nothing much. It’s still about sailing, just like it was in that first race in 1982. The event can attract over 200 race yachts, and that’s what we’re aiming for this year! It's followed intensely over a 24 hour period and we'll be there to watch you at the start line, and to congratulate you when you cross the finish in Russell.


There is a reason that the Coastal is one of the world's iconic yacht races and it's not only about the sailing - the party at the other end, and the hospitality of Russell, is fantastic. Commodore Greer Houston is once again excited to be involved in the race this year, especially being the 40th year. “We’re always impressed with the support the Coastal gets from its entrants, sponsors and supporters and we’re looking forward to another phenomenal race. So celebrate 40 years with us and enter now.”