Join us for NZ’s No.1 keelboat regatta!

100 boats, competing across 13 divisions, over 3 days of racing… there’s only ONE place you should be between 22 and 25 January, 2019 – at New Zealand’s biggest and best multi-day keelboat regatta! Watch the video now to see what it’s all about…

Remember Early Bird entries close 31 December, so get your entry in now to secure your spot and avoid the late entry fee of $75.

Second Ferry Added for Bay Week Beach Party

Thanks to Explore and Otehei Bay, we’re bringing back the much-loved Bay Week Beach party in 2019.

Explore will be operating a ferry service to the party at Otehei Bay and back again on Thursday evening mid-regatta, so there will be no worries about finding a spot in a crowded anchorage, or finding your way back to Opua again in the dark.

A second ferry – departing Paihia only at 4:45pm – has just been added to the service. The main ferry will still depart Opua at 5:45pm, with pickups in Paihia and Russell on the way.

Book your ferry tickets at the heavily reduced price of $10 per person to secure your spot. Places are limited, so early booking is recommended!


Kawau numbers are up

The rally to Kawau after Bay Week is a definite ‘GO’ with 14 boats having registered their interest to date. Among them are racing keelers, production cruisers, an 8.5 multi and Young 88s. It’s shaping up to be a great event! To join in, simply tick the Kawau Rally box when you enter BOISW. It’s FREE!
More info on the Kawau Rally here.

RNZ Navy on board

We’re pleased to announce that the Royal New Zealand Navy will once again be bringing their Chico 40 training yachts to Bay of Islands Sailing Week in 2019.

Mako II and Paea II are signed up to race in the Island Racing C division, and we’re sure their commanding presence will be felt both on and off the water! We look forward to seeing those big Navy spinnakers flying over the Bay again soon.

See who else is joining us for BOISW 2019 on the Entry List.