Warm water yacht classic starts today
WITH more than 60 entries for this year's Pittwater to Coffs Harbour race, the traffic off Barrenjoey Headland at midday today as crews vie for position at the start line is sure to be busy.
Keeping with the traffic theme, the predicted strong southerly winds for this afternoon and tonight should see the 226 nautical mile journey turn into a drag race up the east coast with the line honours winner expected to arrive in Coffs Harbour Jetty sometime tomorrow morning.
The race record may be out of reach this year without any of the larger maxis entered but fast times are still expected.
Most of the smaller vessels in the field were probably hoping to be racing into the breeze to help them gain an advantage in the race for handicap honours but they'll take a smooth run any day.
The two Coffs Harbour entries are Paul D'Olier's B52 and Andrew Johnson's Overdrive.
The race to the finish line between these two is sure to be hotly contested as they battle for bragging rights at the yacht club for the next 12 months.