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There are two pieces of paperwork that you need to complete before you set sail in the PIC Insurance Brokers Coastal Classic. 


The Coastal is defined by Yachting NZ as a Category 3 event. This means you need to get a Cat 3 safety certificate issued by Yachting NZ. These require an insepction, cost $121 for club members and are valid for two years. 


As the Coastal is a mixed fleet race, we use handicaps to calculate time based results. If you have a keelboat, you’ll need a PHRF handicap certificate from Yachting NZ, which costs $75 for a new application and is valid for a year.  Multihulls can request a handicap from the NZMYC. 

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The 17 nautical race will start at North Head, running along the north shore beaches to Torbay returning to North
Head through the Rangitoto Channel.  The perfect course for land-based fans - offering numerous observations points.

All boats start at the same time!
The Start

You need to get out in good time to the start line which is located between North Head bouy and the start boat.  All boats will start at the same time and you may use your engine for safety purposes right up to the star.

Turning Mark

The turning marks of the course are Torbay racing buoy and northern leading race buoy – both to starboard

The Finish

Where you started! – between North Head racing buoy and the finish boat which will be to the south of the buoy.

 (Full details of the course will be found in the sailing instructions).

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