Regatta Ramblings – August 2016

NOR & Entries Open

NOTICE OF RACE is now available for the next Bay Week (24 -27 January, 2017).

You can also ENTER ONLINE NOW – our first entries are already in – well done ‘Wetherley’ for being first to enter, in Island Racing B Division. Check the Entry List regularly to see who else will be joining us.

IRC Nationals

IRC Nats will be held in conjunction with the normal racing in A, B & C divisions. C Division will include a new IRC Class 3 this year, and we’d encourage any boats that used to have an IRC certificate in the past to contact YNZ and get it revalidated – you might be surprised at how easy it can be. More info here.

50th Tornado Nationals

We’re pleased to announce the 50th Anniversary of the Tornado Nats will be raced at Bay Week, so we’re hoping for a good fleet of these pocket-rocket catamarans.

Get In Quick!

Hotels are filling up fast – get in now to secure your accommodation.

Berth bookings: The new Opua Marina extension will be up and running, so please contact Jane at Opua Marina on 09 402 7124 or

And in other news…

  • Bay Week Trophies by Romeyn Woodcraft are well worth racing for as always, with a new design each year.
  • Please remember to arrive with a clean bottom, to keep Mediterranean fan worm out of the Bay.
  • A BIG welcome back to Pete Montgomery as our MC for Prizegiving again.
  • Mike Quilter will also be with us again for your daily weather report, 0830 at the Marquee.

Sponsors of Bay of Islands Sailing Week 2017

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