The blocking pattern of a huge stationary high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is going to decide conditions for the Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Yacht Race fleet of 28 yachts.
Notice to Competitors #2
Amendment to Sailing Instructions
Marine Rescue Coffs Harbour Radio Frequencies:
Competitors are advised that SI 14.1 and 14.9 are amended as follows:
Marine Rescue Coffs Harbour maintains a 24hr listening watch on HF frequency 2182 khz and VHF channel 16 and operating VHF channel 19.
Marine Rescue Coffs Harbour
(24hrs 7 days) Ph: 6652 3155
HF 2182 khz
VHF 16, 19, 80 – Nambucca Heads Report
Club Marine 34th Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race 2015
The Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Race fleet of 28 setting off from the entrance to Broken Bay at 1pm this Friday January 2, 2015, can expect a straightforward race north with the Bureau of Meteorology’s long range outlook indicating dry weather and classic summer sea breezes.
ISAF Rolex Male World Sailor of the Year and two-time winning America’s Cup skipper, James Spithill, will inject plenty of know-how into the already talented pool of drivers on Sean Langman’s giant multihull Team Australia.
Notice to Competitors #1
Pre-race HF Radio & Satellite Communications checks
Boats using HF Radio for distress communications must carry out a pre-race radio check between Thursday25thDecember 2014andThursday 1st January 2015.
Boats using Satellite phones for distress communications must carry out a pre-race radio check between Saturday27thDecember 2014andThursday 1st January 2015. (amends NoR, Appendix C).
The addition this week of Karl Kwok’s 80 foot maxi Beau Geste to the Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Yacht Race starting line-up is the event’s first big boat entry for a number of years, and a very real threat to Wild Oats IX’s longstanding course record.
For twelve months Kwok and his campaign manager Gavin Brady were running a busy two-boat program with the Botin 80, built and based in New Zealand, and Team Beau Geste, the unbeatable TP52 that delivered Kwok and his crew theprestigious Audi IRC Australian Championship class A title at their final event at Hamilton Island in August.
1997 Sydney to Hobart overall winner and last year’s RPAYC Southern Cross Cup winner, Karl Kwok has entered his new Botin 80, Beau Geste in 2015 Pittwater to Coffs race.
The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club has extended the closing date for the first round of Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Yacht Race entries by a week to Friday December 12, 2014. After the cut-off a late fee will apply to owners who wish to be part of the New Year coastal classic.
Entry is open to eligible monohulls, both fully crewed and shorthanded, and multihulls. View the current starting line-up here.
The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club offers a number of shore based training courses and seminars to advance your skills in other areas. To find out more about the courses on offer, see below, click on an image to view the latest course on offer, or contact the Sailing Office to arrange a 'crew' specific course.
Australia’s most well-travelled multihull, Shaun Carroll’s black beauty called Morticia, is one of the starters for January’s Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Yacht Race. Off the back of a busy 18 month Australian circuit the trimaran has just completed New Zealand’s Coastal Classic; a race skipper Chris Williams affectionately calls a “drag strip derby”.
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