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Bay of Islands Race Week - Enter now

by Lesley Haslar on 13 Dec 2012
Bay of Islands Sailing Week 2012, Day 4 © Will Calver - Ocean Photography http://www.oceanphotography.co.nz/

NIWA Says: Warm – Dry – Westerlies… Sounds perfect for the Bay of Islands Sailing Week 2013. Keep your fingers crossed.

The early entry discount finishes on December 31, 2012, enter by then and you will save $25.00 – to put that in a realistic format – equivalent to five beers.

Heavy weather courses are revised and clearly explained in the Sailing Instructions. So even if it is too windy to set the windward leeward courses – racing is still a go.

Music is confirmed: the Windjammers for the first two nights – then the Furious Three again for Prizegiving. The North Sails marquee will be humming.

Remember to check your accommodation arrangements; we suggest the affordable Tanoa Paihia Hotel on Joyces Road, just minutes walk from the Paihia Wharf. (09) 4027911 . A breakfast bar is open from early. An Indian Restaurant and bar on site.

Reminder about mooring and marina bookings: Opua Marina - enquiries@opuamarina.co.nz. Don’t forget to advise Opua Marina of the name of the boat – draft – LOA – all that important stuff.

Christmas is nearly here – presents to be wrapped – trees to be decorated, The Bay of Islands Sailing Week committee wish you all a very safe and happy Christmas.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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.

Suggestions and comments are always appreciated.

Email: info@bayofislandssailingweek.org.nz
Web: www.bayofislandssailingweek.org.nz

And ‘last but not least’ our Final Sponsor

Northland Spars & Rigging – offer expert mast and rigging solutions – from a complete refit, standing and running rigging, through to simple rig checks and tune-ups. Established in 1997, the business expanded to Whangarei in 2004. A 28m x 9m site conveniently located at the Opua Marina, Baffin Street.

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