Welcome to the PIC Coastal Classic Yacht Race 2019.
Thirty-seven years ago a member of the Auckland Multihull Sailing Association had the idea of racing from the Devonport/Orakei area of Auckland's harbour up the east coast of New Zealand's North Island, to the harbour of Russell, in the tradition of the speedboats of the 1920s. Since then the race from Auckland to Russell has become known the world over as the Coastal Classic and these days is raced in classes with a wide range of prizes on offer - for division winners, for seamanship and even for the littlest boat finishing.
Sailonline is delighted to again host the virtual version of this New Zealand classic race and this year we are again racing our 60ft Trimaran, which should keep us competitive with the IRL race front-runners. The virtual race will open for practice on 21 October at 2100utc.