Live stream today: PIC Coastal Classic Race 2015 (start: 09:55 pm CET / 22nd Oct)

WTE has announced the live stream of the annually Coastal Classic two months ago (see post of 28th August 2015 here).

On Friday morning 23rd October 2015 NewZealand time (08:55 am) the race will start in Auckland. We can follow the event in Europe live via web stream beginning at 09:55 pm CET – 22nd October (Thursday evening).


You simply and quickly can registrate on LiveStream (cost free)… and follow the stream with your browser:

livestream: Coastal Classic - Auckland to Russel Race 2015 (09:55 pm CET - 22nd Oct)

There is a Race Tracker, too… where you can select the differently boat classes (9 divisions in total):

Race Tracker: 2015 Coastal Classic (provided by

We Trimaran Enthusiasts have the hope to see in the live stream some impressive footages of Team Vodafone Sailing’s ORMA 60 they have registrated as seen on the list of 138 participants in the division 6 .


You can share the event with your sailing friends around the globe via social medias:

The 2015 PIC Insurance Brokers Coastal Classic Yacht Race

Coastal Main Route 2014
Coastal Main Route 2014

Logo-Auckland-to-Russel-Yacht-Race-23102015-1It has been thirty-four years since 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. Originally an all-comers event, it is now 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 for the first time since 2011 will be racing our Seacarts in the race.

(Source: 19th Oct 2015 – Sailonline Blog)

Schedule of Events (Pre Race programme)

Monday 19 October – free race clinic . 7.00pm Commodores Room, RNZYS.

Free race clinic – top tips on heading north.
From startline to finish, a panel of successful sailors will discuss how they approach the race north.


Register from 1700hrs, briefing starts at 1900hrs, Royal NZ Yacht Squadron, Westhaven Marina, Auckland


Join us for a cooked breakfast from 0600hrs on race day at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, Westhaven Marina, Auckland. Full cooked breakfast just $20, tickets available now from Bookings preffered


From 0930hrs by division – more info for sailors will be provided with the sailing instructions.  Best viewing points for spectators are Devonport Wharf, North Head, and Orakei Wharf, from approx 0930hrs.


Duke of Marlborough Hotel bar will be open until 2200 if arriving after that time please proceed directly to The Pub.
The Pub, at the rear of the Duke of Marlborough will remain open from 2200 for crews arriving and for supporters throughout the night.

PRIZEGIVING AND PARTY Saturday evening 24 October

Prizegiving will be at 1900hrs on the 24th October at The Pub, behind the Duke of Marlborough Hotel. It will be followed by the PIC Insurance Brokers Coastal Classic After Party, which will start promptly after the conclusion of the prizegiving. Live music, food and party.

Some fresh pictures of the Briefing on 22nd Oct 2015 (Source: Facebook)

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