Sunday, 13 June 2010

Bay of Islands Sailing Week: And here we are again...

by Lesley Haslar

It’s time for skippers and owners to advise crew of the dates for 2011 – January 18 is registration, January 19, 20, 21 three days of great racing at the Bay Regatta. Our Regatta Ramblings Issue #1 is the door-opener. There will be a new issue sent out each month through to mid January 2011. Notice of Race will be printed by September and the web page for entries will be available “soonest”.

Bay of Islands Sailing Week began January 2003 at Opua Wharf with thirty eight competing boats. We could reach 100 entries in 2011.

New Stuff

We’re pleased to announce the Inner Course will be conducting the NZ Nationals for both the Flying Fifteens and the Elliott 5.9s. Both these divisions have chosen the Bay of Islands Sailing Week as their venue for 2011. They will be sharing the same Start Boat with our regular Sports Boats.

We’re seriously thinking of introducing Triangles on one day in the windward-leeward courses (like the old Olympic Courses) – but just twice around finishing at the Start Boat, with a longer beat to windward. There would be only one of these races as a trial on the chosen day, followed by a Bay Course. The other two days will be per the standard – two windward-leewards and a bay race. We suggest you dig out your old ‘jockey-poles’ – you may need them if it’s fresh...

Bay of Islands Sailing Week