Coastal Classic: Images by Paul Gilbert from the blustery start

Record breaker TeamvodaphoneSailing beats her last record and shows her heels to the fleet right from the start. Coastal Classic 2012
The start of the 2012 Coastal Classic is always the iconic event on the sailing calendar and with a strong and favourable breeze the record was again broken by TeamVodaphoneSailing.

Paul Gilbert of www.aquapx.com caught some of the start action.

A tight start for the second division. www.aquapx.com - Coastal Classic 2012

The Harbour masters tugs parked shipping to let the fleet clear the harbour. www.aquapx.com - Coastal Classic 2012

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Even old campaigners like The Stuart 34 Pahi had a hat full of breeze to propel them to Russell.www.aquapx.com - Coastal Classic 2012