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
My duties will also include anything else that Darren Crawford talks me into
Contact: email:

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

Vice Commodore –  Vacant Position

Secretary – Sheila Grant: super woman & great communicator who knows all the rules and remembers everything we ever talked about in meetings.
Contact: email:

Racing – Judy Lymbery: Race Officer, 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: 0274 522 621  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– Manuela Gmuer-Hornell (whilst Kerry Payne is overseas): Duties, Collect all the gossip, results, pictures and details of goings on, and publish either in TellTales, Facebook, and email
Contact: email:]

Youth Sailing  – Ben Robinson: Organisation and inter-club liaison for our youth and junior sailors.
Contact via the Race Officer 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.

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