28 Oct 2008
Challenging weather and sea conditions saw a big chunk of withdrawals from this years Coastal Classic. There were several notable performances by Elliott boats. Wayne Tomlinsons sailing his 50 ft Sportivo was the 2nd monohull to finish in Division 1. In Division 2 four of the first six yachts finished were Elliott boats with the 1050s High Voltage 3rd on line and handicap and Second Nature 2nd on handicap. Larry Randells new 30 footer Overload showed impressive upwind performance and was easily the first 30 footer to finish. Ian Studd sailing his 1450 Tourer Ubique, was the star performer in the Cruising Division taking both Line and Handicap honours. And in Division 4 Hot Property was 1st on Handicap and 3rd boat home.