Regatta Information

Regatta Race Courses

Racing will be held in three separate race areas.

  1. Outer Course for A and B divisions (Windward / Leeward and Bay Races)
  2. Middle Course for C, E, Sports Boat, Weta Class, & Sports Boats divisions (Windward / Leeward and Bay Races)
  3. Island Racing A, B, C and D divisions, all of which will sail one Bay Race a day.  The start line is likely to be set to provide as close to a windward start as possible.

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 22 to Friday 24 January, 2020.

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, 23 January 2020, 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.

Details and booking link for Explore Beach Party ferry to be confirmed.

Marine Facilities

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

Berths and Moorings

The Bay of Islands Marina has completed a signficiant expansion and now offers more 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 use the order form (TBC).


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