This morning we can confirm (and announce) that the three big boats sneaking around Auckland will finally come together in one race.
Rio 100, Beau Geste and Giocomo are finally set to race – against each other.
It was meant to the Pic Insurance Coastal Classic however due to damage of Rio 100 they were forced to retire from the event.
But the three shall finally meet.
This morning it was confirmed that Rio 100 and Beau Geste will join Giacomo on the start line of the Royal Akarana Yacht Club Yates Cup, a 230 nautical mile race around the Hauraki Gulf, staring on Friday 21 November. This race will be the ultimate hit out before the boats head to Australia.
The Coastal Classic was an intense race for Beau Geste and Giacomo, with BG pipping Giacomo by just 2 minutes and 24 seconds over the line. Giacomo claimed the handicap wins in both IRC and PHRF.
But Rio 100 is an unknown. This will be one race worth watching.