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PIC Coastal Classic flies cancellation flag for Labor Weekend

by PIC Coastal Classic 14 Oct 12:14 UTC
October 14, 2021

Icebreaker – PIC Coastal Classic – Departure – Waitemata Harbor – October 25, 2019 © Richard Gladwell /

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For the first time in the event’s 39-year history, the PIC Coastal Classic is canceled.

“Last week it looked like the alert levels in place on October 22 could allow us to host some sort of sailing activity. But this week the updated restrictions make it clear that events of any kind are not allowed at level 3, we were forced to fly the AP flag for Labor Weekend, ”New Zealand Multihull said. Commodore Greer Houston of the Yacht Club (NZMYC).

Brokers NZMYC and PIC Insurance thank all event partners and supporters, as well as competitors, especially those outside of Auckland, for their continued positivity.

“We especially want to thank Yachting New Zealand for their help in trying to make a race possible,” said Greer Houston. “It’s a difficult time for the whole country. The good part is that boating is allowed in Auckland at level 3, and we can go out and enjoy boating with our bubbles. We will be looking forward to seeing you there – at a safe distance of course – on the weekend of work. ”

“Working with the committee to look at how a race could go safely during these times has shown that we have a group of people at the helm who are unwaveringly passionate about this event,” says Daniel Garner of PIC Insurance Brokers.

“Throughout the many discussions, the priority has always been participation and public safety. While the 2021 event was simply not meant to be, PIC Insurance Brokers remains absolutely committed to our partnership and will be right behind the NZMYC as we step out the other side of it to get back into boating and racing. next year … the 40th edition of the PIC Coastal Classic. Labor weekend 2022 cannot come soon enough.

The club look forward to welcoming everyone to a special 40th anniversary event in 2022.

“Although we were a little depressed by this decision, we have now turned our attention to the next stage race. We owe it to the Kiwi yachties and we will have a lot to celebrate by then! Said Greer.

The NZMYC recommends anyone who misses their sailing next Friday to check out the online racing option offered by

And if you are on the go on your boat, please send us photos or videos – on or by tagging #coastalclassic on insta, or by posting them on our Facebook page – so that we can share your adventurers with the followers of the race.

The NZMYC will reimburse all entrance fees on November 20 through the cancellation of the transaction.

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