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

National Title Won by BOIYC Sailor

Northland duo dominate NZ  2015 Javelin Nationals
‘Phlipnhel reaching for the finish’    Takapuna Boating Club   
In a range of conditions the Javelin Skiffs fought hard for the title of National Champion in Takapuna on Waitangi Weekend 6-8th February 2015. Current Sanders Cup holders Phil McNeill and Craig Gilberd won all eight races in an undisputable display of skill.  


It did not look promising on Friday when racing was abandoned due to heavy winds, but the race committee team from the Takapuna Boating Club managed to hold eight races in a range of difficult, shifty offshore conditions.

The fleet was very close together and every place was hard fought for, with places being gained and lost on every wind shift. Smart sailing became the deciding factor and with a combined experience of 73 years in the Javelin, the Northland pair were unbeatable.

Congratulations to our new National Champion’s Phil McNeill and Craig Gilberd sailing for the Bay of Islands Yacht Club.  Second and Third place were tied on points and decided on count-back with father and son team Ross and Colin Shanks from Gisborne coming through to take second place.  Third place went to David Brown and David Feek from Horowhenua Sailing Club. Best first-time skipper of the contest was Sara Watters from Wellington who was putting Blunderbus on the right side of many of the shifts, with Hamish Norton on the trapeze. The prestigious DFL (Dead f***ing Last) Trophy went to brother and sister Antje and Kai Müller from Germany.

The next challenge for the Northland pair is defending the Air New Zealand Javelin Inter Dominion Championship being sailed in Perth WA at the end of the year.

Racing / Regattas

The Bay of Islands Yacht Club has many races and regattas throughout the year, from open classes to Youth Regattas there is something for all skill levels to enjoy.