Fun Inter-Club regattas coming up

We had a fantastic turn out for our Single Handed regatta on 19 June 2016 with 19 boats on the water from Bay of Islands Yacht Club and Opua Cruising Club including

2 Optimists, 2 P-Class, 11 Starlings, a Laser  2 Paper Tigers and a Europe Dinghy

Our next Inter-Club regatta is

Sunday 3 July 2016 – 2 Handed Champs to celebrate Red Sox Day

2 Handed boats,

We have the following classes confirmed as coming, but any two handed boat is welcome

2 handed Starlings, Mistral, Sunburst, 420, 29er, Hobie 16, Tornadoes and a Javelin.

Briefing at 11am, first race 12 noon.  There will be a short on-the-water lunch break after the second race.

Entry fee $20 per sailor includes entry to hear our guest speaker Ross Blackman from Team New Zealand, and good friend of the Late Sir Peter Blake

Bring your Red Sox!! 
Dinner of Gourmet Burger and Chips with salads will be available following Ross’s talk $12.
All funds raised going to junior sailing
Encorage your friends from other clubs to join us for a bit of fun inter-club rivallry.
Everyone welcome

2016 Whangaroa Race

A total of 17 Yachts were on the start line for the 49th Waitatangi to Whangaroa Yacht Race run by The Bay of Islands Yacht Club.

A 10.30 start combined with light wind prompted many in the fleet to opt for the cruising Division which allowed for two hours of motoring. This backfired on the committee a little as on ‘go’ the cruising division fired up the iron spinnakers and in a black cloud of smoke all burned off toward the nine pin.
For the remnants of the racing division who actually sailed off the start line in true sailing spirit it was a light but pleasant sail to Cape Wiwiki and then a magic sail all the way to the finish at the Whangaroa Harbour entrance.
As for the results, the Marwin GC 32  foiling catamaran which started 30 minutes after the main fleet gained line honours and in fact were just finishing lunch at Kingfish lodge by the time the rest of the fleet started to arrive.
In Racing Division,the only yacht to finish within the time limit of the race was ‘California Kiwi’ from Opua
 The bulk of the racing division were painfully close to the finish as the clock ticked down but the breeze was also going very light.
Not many prizes given out on the night but the main prize was sitting with a drink in hand on the deck of Kingfish Lodge looking out at one of the loveliest harbours in the world.
Next year is the 50th year of the race for the club so plans are afoot for a few changes to make it a way more substantial event in the future.
A big Thank you to  Race Comittee ,Pete Richards, Katherine Langford ,Joe King, Des Smeath, Russell Carlyon,  Marwin chase boat as startboat and to Kingfish Lodge for hosting as again this year.gc32 & spinnaker  whanga harbour kingfish Whangaroa Fleet