The PIC Coastal Classic is the biggest coastal yacht race in New Zealand, and one of the biggest in the world, Times reveals. 170 boats are entered in the 40th anniversary of the iconic Kiwi race – one of the biggest fleets in recent years. Entries close on Friday for the race, which started 40 years ago as a drag race between Auckland and Russell. Prime vantage points are Devonport Wharf, North Head, Orakei Wharf and the race website which will be updated regularly with photos, commentary and radio positions throughout the race.