Frequently Asked Questions
What Safety Requirements are there? What does Cat 3 Minus mean? The PIC Coastal Classic is defined by Yachting NZ as a Category 3 minus event. This means that every boat needs to get a Cat 3 (minus life raft or dinghy) Safety Certificate issued by Yachting NZ and must show that you meet all the requirements of the Category 3 via an inspection (except you do not need a life raft or dinghy). To book an inspection, find an inspector here, on the Yachting NZ Website.
Which division do I enter? If you already have a PHRF certificate, you can cross-reference the divisional split in the Notice of Race – and be sure to check that you’re in the right category for your length overall (LOA). We may from time to time need to alter the division’s PHRF or LOA splits to ensure balanced divisions. The final entry list by division is published the week leading up to race start.
How can I get help preparing? How can I learn tips and tricks? Every year we run two pre-race events to give you some time with our network of experts, learn something new, and ask questions. The two events this year are scheduled for Monday 14th September 7pm RNZYS and Monday 19 October 7pm RNZYS. Stay tuned to our facebook page and subscribe to our newsletter for the latest information. Also, check out our Instagram @piccoastalclassic where we’ll be sharing a series of tips and tricks in the lead up to the race!