We have been amazed by the generosity of our many sponsors. We just want to say a huge Thank You to our sponsors and ask club members and competitors to remember that these prizes and welcome pack items, didn’t just come from the goodness of their heart, but out of their back pocket as well. So remember to support our sponsors every chance you get.
We already have some of the best sailing waters in the World and the support of our amazing sponsors. Now we just need you, the competitors and your families, to spread the word and encourage all your friends and their families to join us and share in what the Bay of Islands has to offer.
Prizes included thousands of dollars worth of trips from Explore, including America’s Cup sailing experience for the winners, Discover the Bay, Swim with the Dolphins and loads of ferry trips to locations in the Bay of Islands and the Hauraki Gulf. Helicopter flights to Hole in the Rock with Salt Air, The fastest trip in the Bay with Mack Attack, Parasailing with Flying Kiwi Parasail, Accommodation & Dinner with Paihia Beach Resort & Spa, Wetsuits from NZ Sailing plus lots of spot prizes from Burnsco, North Sails, & Chains Ropes and Anchors. And of course our beautiful trophies sponsored by Copthorne Hotel & Resort. Thanks to Bidvest for helping us feed our competitors, the food was amazing, so were the Mussel fritters from The Pier Bar & Restaurant. Thanks to Resene Colour Shop for the sunblock, which caused lots of amusement/confusion in its paint test pots.