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TYC ops manager, Julia and 36 Degrees Broker, Harry give us a debrief on this years Coastal Classic!

As sponsors for the PIC Coastal Classic, we are deeply saddened to hear of the tragic loss of a crew member during the final leg of the race. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family, friends, crew, and entire sailing community impacted. Safety has always been a paramount concern for us and the well-being of all participants. This loss profoundly affects us, and we stand in unity with our fellow sailors as we mourn.

In light of a tragedy, we turn toward the horizon, seeking a little comfort from the memories that have emerged—a sentiment we advocate in every conceivable circumstance.

True to their adventurous spirit, our Rally Cruisers did an epic job by sending through some pictures of their adventure, and needless to say, some even sacrificed 10 minutes off their start to retrieve a specially baked 36 Degrees pie. All before all hands were needed on deck

In the aftermath, we connect with members of our 36 Degrees Brokers team, delving into their experiences within both the Cruising Division and Racing Division. With The Yacht Collectives own Julia, taking part in the racing division and Harry, one of the 36 Degrees Brokers, taking part in the cruising division.

Despite encountering a pretty mixed sea state and changing wind direction, the journey was an overall fun and enjoyable ride.

Julia- Beneteau First 36, Nautilass -Racing Divion

Our Operations Manager Julia crewed onboard Beneteau First 36 for the racing division of the race. Her feedback on the race was glowing: “The First 36 showed great handling. Once we hit over 18 knots, the vessel really lit up. We executed our plan with an A2 and full main, resulting in a comfortable and responsive experience at the helm. We maintained an impressive average speed range of 12-14 knots, with an exciting peak of 16 1/2 knots. Despite encountering a pretty mixed sea state and changing wind direction, the journey was an overall fun and enjoyable ride.”

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Harry on the Oceanis 55 Scallywag -Cruising Division

“The Cruising Rally start went well, with the front runners in the fleet making the most of their big sails and motoring time to punch out the start line and get into the fresh easterly breeze.
All boats seemed to carry well, up until past Kawau Island when they hit, the start of the 1.5-2m easterly swells. This was a real separation point for the fleet where the bigger faster boats were able to carry on and punch through it. 
As the fleet headed to sail rock, increasing in the breeze, the rich got richer. Everyone started to settle in for a rough night, with reports of multiple seasick patrons onboard. 
A tough soak down to Cape Brett was met with a confused sea state and a turning breeze. 
Once around the corner at Cape Brett, the fleet enjoyed a nice strong easterly reach with a flatter sea state, which made it a quick passage through to Russell to crack into a few well-deserved beers.”

To all the sailors who embraced the challenge of the weather with skill and determination, navigating the complexities of both the Cruising Division ad Racing Division, we extend our admiration to you all!

Harry on the Oceanis 55 Scallywag -Cruising Division

“The Cruising Rally start went well, with the front runners in the fleet making the most of their big sails and motoring time to punch out the start line and get into the fresh easterly breeze.
All boats seemed to carry well, up until past Kawau Island when they hit, the start of the 1.5-2m easterly swells. This was a real separation point for the fleet where the bigger faster boats were able to carry on and punch through it. 
As the fleet headed to sail rock, increasing in the breeze, the rich got richer. Everyone started to settle in for a rough night, with reports of multiple seasick patrons onboard. 
A tough soak down to Cape Brett was met with a confused sea state and a turning breeze. 
Once around the corner at Cape Brett, the fleet enjoyed a nice strong easterly reach with a flatter sea state, which made it a quick passage through to Russell to crack into a few well-deserved beers.”

To all the sailors who embraced the challenge of the weather with skill and determination, navigating the complexities of both the Cruising Division ad Racing Division, we extend our admiration to you all!

Finally, a big THANK YOU to PIC Coastal Classic for putting together the 40th Coastal Classic Event!