Regatta Ramblings November 2017

Last month’s Coastal Classic was a dream ride according to many crews, with “good breeze most of the way”. Hopefully we’re saying the same about Bay Week in late January 2017. Make sure you join us for “New Zealand’s BEST big boat regatta”!

Order your Bay Week shirts now

BOISW 2017 t-shirt and cap designs have now been finalised and you can pre-order your custom Bay Week t-shirts with your boat name embroidered on the back. Find out more >

NOR Online

The NOR is on the website and online entries are open.

IRC Nationals

IRC classes 1, 2 & 3 will be racing in Bay Week divisions A, B & C, and we need at least three entries in each division. Find out more >

Tornado Nationals

We’re really looking forward to this one as it will be the Tornado’s 50th anniversary.

NZL Yachting Trust Bar Shout

Bay Week sponsor NZL Yachting Trust will be with us on Wednesday night during the regatta with a promotion at the Marquee. NZL Yachting Trust does a lot of good work behind the scenes of the sailing world, so come along to hear what they have to say, and enjoy a drink on the house thanks to our sponsor.


The Opua Store lunch shop is again doing lunches to order. You can also drop in before the day’s racing, but we advise pre-ordering to avoid missing out. Store contact is 09 402 7575.

Have you entered yet?

Time is moving on and there are all kinds of arrangements to be made: berths, crew, accommodation, bottom clean (and on that subject make sure you check out, get the boat to the Bay, organise boat food… You can get at least job out of the way by entering online now.

The Bay of Islands Sailing Week Committee is here for you. Please make contact with any suggestions and/or any special requests.