In May 2002 an inaugural committee was founded for Bay of Islands Sailing Week Inc. With a $500 loan from each of the four Bay of Islands boating clubs and a $5000 grant from the Far North District Council – the first regatta was underway with Tony Kiff as Chairman, Nina Kiff, Treasurer; Lorraine Kite, Secretary, Paul Karl, OCC rep, David Hope-Lewis, BOIYC rep, Lawrence Scott, RBC rep and Ray Haslar, KCC rep.
The Bay of Islands Sailing Week is run by volunteers. During the actual race week there can be up to sixty people giving their time and energy, resulting in one of the best regattas in New Zealand. The current Bay of Islands Sailing Week committee is chaired by Manuela Gmuer-Hornell with committee members Andrew Riddell, Melanie McDiarmid, Helen Horrocks, Lorraine Kite, Robbs Hielkema, and Tony and Nina Kiff. A dedicated and well rounded group, bringing racing of an international standard to the New Zealand sailing community.
2018 will be the 16th year of the Bay Regatta. The Bay of Islands Sailing Week is here to stay with new and exciting innovations every year.
|Manuela Gmuer-Hornell||Chairperson||--||021 445 529|
|Andrew Riddell||Treasurer||09 403 7177||022 12 66 232|
|Melanie MacDiarmid||Administrator||09 407 6911||021 025 39395|
|Helen Horrocks||Publicity and Media Liaison||--||0211 583 199|
|Robbs Hielkema||BOIYC Representative||--||021 858 897|
|Nina Kiff||Committee Member||--||021 217 3625|
|Tony Kiff||Committee Member||--||027 478 4843|