Have you heard about Clash at the Cove yet? It’s a new annual regatta based at Marsden Cove near Whangarei, that will be taking place on the weekend of 3rd and 4th March, 2012. The regatta is currently ‘fed’ by two coastal races – one from Auckland and one from Gulf Harbour – ensuring a good supply of competitors for the regatta itself.
And now there’s also a ‘feeder’ race from the Bay of Islands too. Organised by Opua Cruising Club, the BOI to Marsden Cove race will start from Brampton Buoy at 10:00am on Friday 2nd March, and finish at Marsden Heads near Whangarei. It’s completely free to enter, and there are loads of prizes on offer. What’s more, all entrants to the Clash at the Cove can enjoy a free marina berth for the duration of the event.
FREE entry to the BOI to Marsden Cove race
There’s no cost to enter the OCC’s BOI to Marsden Cove race, so you really have no excuse not to! All we ask is that you register by filling in the Entry Form, and returning it to OCC by 12:00 on Thursday 1st March. You can return your form by:
Fax: 09 402 6924
Post: PO Box 1, Opua, 0200
You should also download the BOI to Marsden Cove Race – Sailing Instructions in advance.
For more information about Clash at the Cove and to enter the regatta itself, please visit the Clash at the Cove website.
Calling All Elliott 5.9 Sailors
Remember – the Elliott 5.9 Nationals are taking place exactly one week after the Clash at the Cove at Marsden Cove Marina, so this event would be an excellent warm-up for you! :-)
Accommodation in Marsden Cove
For anyone who would prefer not to speel on a wet spinnaker and is looking to put their head down in comfort while taking part in the regatta, there’s are plenty of good accommodation options nearby, including:
- One Tree Point Motel – details on Clash at the Cove website
- Bream Bay Motel – details on Clash at the Cove website
- Edgewater Self Contained B&B – 09 432 7174
- Jetty Point Waterfront Apartments – 09 432 7712
- For Baches – got to www.holidayhouses.co.nz and www.holidayhomes.co.nz
- Transportation needs can be met by Marsden Flyer – 09 432 8158