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The course posted as the Round White Island race is not around White Island, which is way south in the Bay of Plenty. If it's not too late to post the correct course, I suggest a name change.
IRL the RAYC is keeping the name.

It's just that the container ship RENA went aground on a rock, leaking oil and losing containers a month ago, and a major portion of the sea area was CLOSED.

Happy to say that a lot of the heavy oil has been pumped off (300 tones left) and containers are being lifted off now. However only 18 of the 90+ containers washed overboard have been found and/or recovered.

So for safety sake, the yacht race is going north to avoid the area, not south through a dangerous zone.

Possibly consider this as Course 2 option, rather than the original Course that goes around White Island.

The Poor Knights Group is a marvellous marine reserve with excellent diving and has a powerful lighhouse on the northern tip, but this is almost obscured when approaching from the south.

Download for free high resolution tiffs and low resolution jpegs real chart(s) from http://www.linz.govt.nz/hydro/charts/nz202-chart-catalogue/catalogue.aspx?Chart=521&page=index.aspx
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