The Course

The Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race covers 226 nautical miles of coastal racing from Broken Bay (the mouth of Pittwater and the Hawkesbury River) to Coffs Harbour on the mid north coast of New South Wales.

The race is highly strategic, as the prevailing Australian east coast current flows south. In general, this means that the best strategy is to stay close to the coast, in the shallower water.

Most competitors wish for southerly winds, meaning that the conditions are easier and fast times can be achieved. If the northeast sea breezes are prevalent, conditions are very challenging. Most boats will short tack up the coast, but the winds ease at night. Tidal "gates" come into play.

Pittwater to Coffs

The Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race has developed over its 36 year history, into one of the most popular of all ocean-racing events in Australia.

The race offers competitors a strategic challenge as they race between the surfline and the current, past unsurpassed scenic coastlines, prior to arriving in one of Australia's most popular coastal cities.

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Contacts

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club
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T: 02 9998 3700
A: 16 Mitala St, Newport 2106 Australia
W: www.rpayc.com.au
Coffs Harbour Yacht Club
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T: 02 6652 4390
A: 30 Marina Drive Coffs Harbour  Australia
W: www.coffsyachtie.com.au