Regatta Information

Regatta Race Courses

Racing will be held in three separate race areas.

No 1. Outer Course for A and B divisions
No 2. Middle Course for C, E, Sports Boat, Weta Class, & Sports Boats divisions

The racing will be a combination of Windward / Leeward and Bay Races on these two courses.

No 3. Course for Island Racing A, B, C and D divisions, all of which will sail one Bay Race a day.  This year the start line is likely to set to provide as close to a windward start as possible.

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Evening entertainment

Regatta HQ will be located in Opua, with the North Sails & Explore Marquee situated next to the Opua Cruising Club.

The bar will be open in the North Sails & Explore Marquee each evening from Wednesday 23 to Friday 25 January, 2019.

Food will be available in the Opua Cruising Club.

Explore Beach Party at Otehei Bay

The Explore Beach Party will be happening on Thursday evening, 24 January 2019, at Otehei Bay, with a ferry out to Urupukapuka Island departing Opua after racing concludes for the day, with pick-ups at Paihia and Russell along the way, returning later in the evening.

Ferry departs:

Paihia (direct): 4:45pm

Opua: 5:45pm
Paihia: 6:00pm
Russell: 6:10pm
Otehei Bay: 9.30pm

Ferry tickets are just $10 per person return – a massive saving on the usual rate exclusively for BOISW participants and company.

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Marine Facilities

A wide range of marine facilities are available at Opua. These include:

  • Haul Out Facilities
  • Sails & Rigging
  • Marine Engineers & Electricians
  • Boat & Outboard Sales & Repairs
  • Marine Chandleries

Should you need to haul out: Ashby’s Boatyard.

Berths and Moorings

The Opua Marina has just completed a signficiant expansion in the number of berths. However early booking is still advised for both the marina and moorings.

Opua Marina office +64 9 402 7124 or

Breakfasts and Lunches

Breakfasts can be purchased at the Marina Cafe, open from 7.30am, or Opua Store, open from 7am, each morning.

Lunches are available from the Opua Store. Phone 09 402 7575 or order use the order form here


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