15 Years of Bay Week

The 2017 Bay of Islands Sailing Week will be something of a milestone for the event. It will be the 15th edition of the regatta – now widely regarded as one of the Southern Hemisphere’s premier yachting events.

The very first Bay of Islands Sailing Week took place in 2003, with 13 boats in A Division, 12 in B Division, 9 Flying Fifteens and 4 Sports Boats. We’ve even managed to delve into the archives and recover the original results!

2003 A Div GH 2003 B Div GH 2003 FFs 2003 SBs

Were you there?

We’d love to hear from anyone who was at the original 2003 regatta – either on the water or on shore. Do you have any old photos or stories you could share with us from the first ever Bay Week? We’d love to see and hear them if you do. Just get in touch with Helen at media@bayofislandssailingweek.org.nz or call 0211 583 199.