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Bay of Islands Sailing Week- Regatta Ramblings No 4

by Lesley Haslar on 28 Nov 2012
Bay of Islands Sailing Week, Day 4 © Will Calver - Ocean Photography http://www.oceanphotography.co.nz/
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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.)

Lots of calls about the Island Racing Division – and it is a ‘yes’ for the cruising boats, ‘non-spinnaker’ division. If you need help with a decision on ‘which division’ – email Andrew
(register@bayofislandssailingweek.org.nz) or Ray at (chair@bayofislandssailingweek.org.nz. If short of crew why not try the new Three-handed Division.

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 [1769], 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.

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