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Great Barrier Express Race

The Great Barrier Express Race

The Great Barrier Express Rally to Great Barrier Island 12th - 13th March 2016.  

Race Details:  GBR 12-13 March 2016

Email  your name and boat name to Clive at Clive@coastalClassic.co.nz if you are joining the 0900 start .  
For those that would like to cruise and meet in their own time the idea is to all meet Saturday afternoon onwards in Whangaparapara

Great Barrier Lodge - plenty of anchoring space and sheltered.
The Lodge is open to the public and has a good bar with food.
Great Barrier Lodge

Great Barrier Island Race

For those who would like to join an informal race the details are: 
Start line : Transit NW point of Orakei Wharf and Orakei yellow Boy heading east.
Start preparatory horn( 5 short blasts) will sound 0855.
Start horn at 0900
Finish TBA 
 
Communicate with each other on VHF 77 if required.
All boats to carry a dinghy.
Meet after at the Great Barrier Lodge Various prizes will be awarded.
Decision to race will be each boats own choice but if weather looks unsuitable , then a decision will be reached by 0715 on the morning of the race based on majority view of entrants  as to whether event will proceed or be postponed.
Informal sail back on Sunday with intention depart around 0900.

Course

A change to last year in that the finish will be at Whangaparapara.

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Finish Line and Lodge Location

Whangaparapara Finish Line

Whangaparapara

SI's to come.

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