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Bay of Islands Sailing Week: Regatta Ramblings No 4
Wed, 28 Nov 2012
Latest edition of the Bay of Islands Sailing Week News
Thursday is Theme Night sponsored by Southern Spars. Masks And Music – ‘now I wonder who that is’? – masks that won’t get in the way of eating Southern Spars yummy free finger food, while partaking in an ale, wine or two. (There’s music all three nights after racing.)
And now we’re on Facebook thanks to Manuela Hornell from Opua Cruising Club – registered as 'Friends of Bay of Islands Sailing Week’.
Romeyn Woodcraft's trophy design for this year's regatta is 'The Hole in the Rock', rimu, logo, year, inset paua. Really worth winning your Division
And a little history? At 3 p.m. on Monday 27th November , the Endeavour passed Cape Brett. The name Brett was given to the Cape because about a mile from it there is a 'high Island or Rock with a hole pierced thro' it like the Arch of a Bridge.' Brett's name was Sir Piercy Brett; 'and this was one reason,' says Cook, 'why I gave the Cape the above name, because Piercy seem'd very proper for that of the Island.' Brett's name, therefore, was given to the Cape to enable Cook, by calling the perforated island, Piercy, to perpetrate a geographical pun upon the name of Sir Piercy Brett.
(Extract from Tasman to Marsden: A History of Northern New Zealand from 1642 to 1818 by Robert McNab)
There’s so much to do for those on-shore while the boats are out racing. Start out by looking at www.boiwalkways.co.nz – from the 10 minute walk up the hill Okiato to Russell – to 35 minute walks - to 2 hour walks and more; you also enjoy the 20 minute passenger ferry ride from Paihia to Russell. Lots of eating places and stores centrally located at Paihia, Opua, Orongo Bay and Russell. Also check out www.russellinfo.co.nz – (no eating places or shops at Orongo Bay)
How about BOISW Shirts? – DD GOLD our local designers are ready to take orders. There’s also a PINK insert instead of RED if so desired. And include your boat name/logo .
More about our Sponsors Carters stock hundreds of leading brands, building to commercial, rural to joinery, synonymous with quality and workmanship. Check for discounts off their normal retail prices – with DIY help on site. The Paihia office is at Opua Estate, SH 11, Main Road Opua.
Coastguard - a non profit community funded sponsored service. Teams of volunteers, crew rescue vessels and air patrol – on duty 24/7 over 365 days a year. The Coastguard offers boating education courses. Operating out of Doves Bay Marina Kerikeri Inlet, Bay of Islands Coastguard is in standby each day during Bay of islands Sailing Week.
Real Property Kerikeri - this is the place to contact with any questions and/or interest regarding residential or commercial investment in the Bay of islands.
Bay of Islands Sailing Week Committee Ray Haslar, Andrew Riddell, David Hope-Lewis, Lesley Haslar, Allen Jones, Annette Jones, John Grant and our Event Coordinator, Melanie McDiarmid.
Multihull Solutions is Australia and New Zealand’s premier offshore and cruising catamaran and trimaran specialist, offering sales and servicing of the world’s finest multihull brands.
OziOpti is all about 'getting kids in boats' and the Australian company supporting the introduction to of the world’s most popular junior sailing yacht, the 'International Optimist Dinghy' [More info]
Performance Sailcraft Australia (Asia Pacific)
Laser builder Performance Sailcraft Australia has taken on the successful RS Sailboat range from Britain, and is now licensed to build and distribute all of the RS range in the Asia Pacific region. [More info]
Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week
Entries for the fourth annual Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week have opened! 4 days of racing, 5 days of fun – that is what you can look forward to from 3-7 September at Magnetic Island. [More info]
Vicsail Sydney Pty Ltd, launched into the Australian sailing fraternity in 1983 and has been sailing strong ever since. At Vicsail, “We Sail the Boats We Sell”. [More info]