Ready, Set, Sail!

It’s finally here! CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week 2018 kicks off with Registration today and three days of fun and competitive racing from tomorrow.

This year we cracked the big 100! Our hundredth entry was Wyvern – a Weta trimaran skippered by David Spiers. Congrats David, and thank you to all 102 of you who have entered so far, making this our biggest year in nearly a decade!

North Sails Weather Forecast by Roger ‘Clouds’ Badham

North Sails have enlisted Roger ‘Clouds’ Badham – one of the most respected meteorologists in yachting – to provide us with a daily weather forecast for BOISW.

‘Clouds’ has forecast for nine America’s Cups, seven Olympic Games, 30 around the world yacht races and over 35 Sydney to Hobart races, along with countless yacht races and regattas all around the world.

North Sails Weather Forecasts will be issued daily before racing begins. You can check them out each morning in the North Sails & Hall Spars Marquee, and by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

Here’s the latest from ‘Clouds’:

Most of the showers have cleared to the east – but there is still a shower or two possible during the area this morning.

The nearby trough line has NW wind – rather light and it will try and trend right to N, but with cloud about – the thermal right will be rather weak.

Tomorrow – the flow reverses to SW-S – around the high that will be ridging in from the west and the controlling gradient breeze will remain SE for the regatta – a rather soft SE and that will trend thermally left every afternoon to E-NE  then NE-N – less left tomorrow than THU and FRI.

Weak trough nearby – much of the rain/showers has cleared to east.

Still a few showers around today – should be gone tonight.
Fairly cloudy with a shower or 2 in the area.

Light NW winds – with a slight right trend and a build in the early to mid afternoon.

1000  290-310/6-9
1200  310-330/9-12
1400  320-340/12-15
1600  330-350/13-16
1800  310-330/9-12

WED 24  SE-E/4-7 then NE/7-11
THU 25  S/3-5 then variable then NNE-N/12-15
FRI 26  SE-E-NE/6-10 then NE-NNNE/10-13