Participants of the 2020 PIC Coastal Classic will be treated to another night of Great Advice as PredictWind will present the forecast for the race on Monday October 19th, 7pm, at RNZYS
After digesting the most up to date weather expectations four days before the race, one of the most illustrious inshore and offshore sailors of our time, Doyle Sails CEO Mike Sanderson, will give his judgement on what could be the winning strategy and what tactics the different types of boats may want to consider for the race from Auckland to Russell.
Mike first won the PIC Coastal Classic 30 years ago on board Satellite Spy, and has since raced the iconic coastal route on board Viento, Caro, Orbit and the Team Australia Orma 60 Trimaran who took out line honours in 2013.
There will also be further information from the Race Director on the course and safety preparation. Starting at 7pm in the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron's dinghy locker, this event often turns to a 'standing room only' function, so best get there early and allow time for parking. For contact tracing purposes, please RSVP.
PredictWind is a totally unique weather forecasting product. Developed by professionals to bring the highest quality tools and forecasts to sailors all around the world. Now local sailors around the world can have the same information as winning Americas Cup teams. PredictWind is also the great tracking system for the PIC Coastal Classic - so don't forget to download and test the app.
Director Jon Bilger began PredictWind after his tenure at Alinghi forecasting for the Americas Cup. The technology is culmination of 30 years of experience by a team of research scientists and since the release of PredictWind the response has been fantastic with positive feedback from sailors and boat owners around the world who are now relying on PredictWind as their primary weather forecast.
Mike Sanderson: CEO, Doyle Sails, and one of the most illustrious inshore and offshore sailors of our time. At 35, Mike became the youngest skipper to ever win the Volvo Ocean Race with his crew onboard ABN AMRO I. He has four Whitbread or Volvo Ocean Races to his name – Endeavour, Merit Cup, ABN AMRO and Team Sanya, of which he won two. A veteran of three America’s Cup campaigns and ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the year in 2006. Mike also spends a huge part of his time sailing with some of the most successful Grand Prix and Superyacht campaigns around the world.