About Us

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 CRC 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 Lorraine Kite, Nick Webley, Ian Clouston, Tony Kiff, Nina Kiff, John Grant, Helen Horrocks and Phil Webb. A dedicated and well rounded group, bringing racing of an international standard to the New Zealand sailing community.

2019 will be the 17th year of the regatta. The CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week is here to stay with new and exciting innovations every year.

Committee Members

Name Role Phone Mobile
Manuela Gmuer-Hornell Chairperson -- 021 445 529
Nick Webley Treasurer -- 021 262 8599
Lorraine Kite Secretary -- 027 221 0511
Ian Clouston Racing Logistics -- 027 494 7531
Tony Kiff On-Water Logistics -- 027 478 4843
Helen Horrocks Publicity and Media Liaison -- 0211 583 199
John Grant RBC Representative -- 027 715 9101
Nina Kiff OCC Representative -- 021 217 3625
Phil Webb KCC Representative -- 021 831 615