Introducing the Opua Cruising Club Committee for 2017-2018:

Commodore – Derek Edwards, Slave-driver who nags other committee members.
Contact: 021 463 464  email:

Treasurer – Nick Webley:  Duties: to ensure that we are fiscally responsible with the clubs accounting working alongside Derek & Sheila
Contact: email:

Bar/Kitchen – Brett Etherton: Duties, liaises between kitchen contractor & committee, bar staff & suppliers.
Contact: email:

Vice Commodore –  Cameron Murray: Newly appointed to fill a long standing vacancy. Duties, all water based activities and the important things not covered elsewhere.
Contact:+64-27-932-6815, email

Secretary – Shelia Grant: Great communicator who knows all the rules and remembers everything we ever talked about in meetings and understands the inner working of the Club.
Contact: email:

Racing – Race Officer (Vacant), as Racing is a major role for the club and not a small job  the Sailing Committee has been re-formed to help spread the load.
Contact:  email:

Social – Jilly Alexander and Chris Williams
Contact: email:

Cruising – Cees Romeyn: Duties,string puller & weather forecaster for sailing cruises.
Contact: 021 060 9706  email:

House – Andy Vanasche, Bob the Builder, Working Bee organiser, Mr Fixit.
Contact: 021 395 115  email:

General – Position Vacant

Publicity– Kerry Payne: Duties, Collect all the gossip, results, pictures and details of goings on, and publish either in TellTales, Facebook, and email
Contact: email: Kerry Payne

Youth Sailing  – Nick Webley: Organisation and inter-club liaison for our youth and junior sailors.
Contact via Nick at

constitutionOCC Constitution

Opua Cruising Club’s Constitution (rules and guidelines for members and Committee) can be found here

Committee Meetings


The Committee meets once a month – minutes from Committee Meetings will be available for download here once approved.

October 2017 – minutes

September 2017 – minutes

February 2016 – minutes

January 2016 – minutes

December 2015 – minutes

November 2015 – minutes

October 2015 – minutes

September 2015 – minutes

August 2015 – minutes

July 2015 – minutes

June 2015 – minutes