Get amongst it! Entries are open for the 20th Bay of Islands Sailing Week

You guys are hectic! And we love it. We’ve been inundated with your emails, calls and messages asking us how you can enter for the 20th anniversary edition of Bay of Islands Sailing Week, which is all go from Tuesday 24th through to Friday 27th January, 2023.

And we are stoked to say we’ve finally got there – YOU CAN ENTER HERE NOW!

TopYacht entry system

Online entry is via TopYacht, which means you can pay online as you enter, and if you’ve used TopYacht in the past, your details should all be pre-filled for you. Easy as!


How to enter via TopYacht:

  1. Follow the link to the entry page.
  2. Select the Series you wish to enter (if you’re not sure, check the Notice of Race Section 5 for details or check out the Q&A Section for answers to some frequently asked questions.)
  3. If you’re already on the TopYacht register, select this option to pre-load your details. If not, select the last option to enter all your details.

Notice of Race for BOISW 2023

Notice of Race has been published so check it out now.

A few things to note…

Division splits:

Like last year, you can choose whether you’re racing in Open Racing (generally up to two windward leewards and a bay race each day), or Island Racing (a single bay race each day).

Island racing division splits will be decided by our handicapper once the majority of entries have been received, to ensure even numbers and fair racing for all. You can still choose if you would prefer to race non-spinnaker or a multihull in Island Racing.

Entry fees:

There have been some increases to entry fees this year, unfortunately due to the ever-increasing cost of just about everything. Entrants for Open Racing divisions will notice your fees have gone up more than the Island Racing divisions’, which reflects the much greater expenses involved in running the nine races the Open Racing divisions usually race over the course of the regatta, as opposed to the three races sailed by the Island Racing fleets.

We do hope you will understand the need to increase costs to cover unavoidable expenses such as chase boat fuel, and travel and accommodation expenses for the many volunteers who make this event possible each year. Remember this regatta is almost entirely run by volunteers, and substantially funded by sponsorship and grants, so we can keep fees as low as possible thanks to their immense help and support.