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Bay of Islands Sailing Week- Issue - 7 December 2011

by Lesley Haslar on 15 Dec 2011
2011 Bay of Islands Sailing Week Christine Webb

HEY OUT THERE – this is the 10th Anniversary of Bay of Islands Sailing Week - one of the most popular regattas in the country; to stay that way, we need YOU up here to race with us in the Bay. As of December 25 – only 29 sleeps to Registration Day. Discount fees available until December 31, 2011

Chris Hornell’s new Reichel Pugh TP52 has arrived at Opua, ready to take on competitors in A Division; Kia Kaha (Be Strong) - She’s a beauty and ready for those screaming spinnaker runs across the bay ….

The music is booked, Danny and the Destroyers from Auckland Wednesday/Thursday nights: (Danny guitar/vocal - Lloyd-Bass/Vocal- Steve Drums/vocal….then the Furious Three from Whangarei back again Thursday/Friday. The marina will be humming. The aroma of yummy meals from Waikokopu will waft across the spacious new café venue.

There’s a SUMMER HOLIDAY PROGRAMME available for kids (5 to 10 years) during the regatta. 0900 hrs to 1500 hrs January 23 – 27: trampolines/hip-hop – gymnastics – art activities – just all fun for the kids. Cost is $35 per day or $30 per day for 2 days plus. Contact Ali Edwards at aliandkidz@gmail.com

FESTIVE GREETINGS - Bay of Islands Sailing Week Committee: Ray Haslar, Andrew Riddell, David Hope-Lewis, Lesley Haslar, Allen Jones, Annette Jones, Michael Briggs and our Event Coordinator, Melanie McDiarmid.

Suggestions and comments are always appreciated. info@bayofislandssailingweek.org.nz
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