Winter !? Racing (and Socialising)  ⛵

NSR Winter Series

6 Races over the winter months
Race 1 8/5  1400hrs
Race 2 5/6  1400hrs
Race 3 17/7 1400hrs
see all dates on our website 

Makana Confection (and Cafe) Women’s Winter Series

Same deal – 6 races to make up the series
Race 2 19/6 1400hrs
Race 3 3/7 1400hrs
see all dates on our website

Interclub Series – all boats required!

Yup, it is the time again to retain the beautiful trophy above the bar….
Race 1 OCC start noon 29/5
Race 2 RBC start noon 12/6
Race 3 OCC start noon 26/6

Quiz Night is back!

Our Quiz Master, Malcolm Shaft, is looking for all keen “Quizzers” – the next round of our ever popular Thursday evening event is taking place on 26 May from 7 pm. Everyone welcome!

Darts has taken off

Wednesday Night Darts is also back on the social calendar. We have had over a dozen of players turning up. A very social evening. See you all there!

Working Bee

Time is up for our pre-winter working bee. Bring your enthusiasm and a smile. Saturday 14 May from 10 am – who’s making the scones?
Please contact Andy Vanasch if you have any questions 021 395 115


Tuesday 14 June 1900hrs at clubroom
All Committee positions are up for re-election

Let’s Talk! Health Evening 2nd June 2016

Hosted by our own Pharmacist and Actress (the cat), Jilly Alexander

What is the leading cause of death in men?

What is my blood pressure and why is it important?

What is a “standard drink”?

These are common questions that you may or may not know the answer to. I hope to inform you about various aspects of Men’s Health, and how you can be pro-active about your well-being. As a pharmacist, I think it is very important that people are knowledgeable about their health. Very often men do not talk about their health worries with their loved ones, and do not get regular check ups by their doctor. I am developing a programme called “Let’s Talk”… in this case – Let’s Talk about Men’s Health, in the hope to educate my local community and encourage people to engage with their health care professionals. As with all initiatives, it takes a lot of hard work to get the ball rolling. I have already held one Men’s Health event with the Okaihau Lions Club in early April. It was a fun night with lots of laughs, even some wives attended. I would like to host such an event at the Opua Cruising Club, and invite all interested parties to come along for an evening of health education.

“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.”

Mahatma Gandhi

What’s on at the OCC – check online for an up to date calendar


The Opua Cruising Club is looking for a Bar Manager to run the bar and serve drinks at our busy yacht club. Located on the waterfront in Opua, we’re proud to be the social hub of the area, for locals and visitors alike.

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Bar Manager to come on board, working primarily in the afternoons/evenings, including weekends. Hours can be negotiated to suit the right applicant(s), but you will need to be flexible, working longer or shorter hours than rostered, dependent upon how busy the club is.

This is a varied job, and you’ll need to be able to work alone most of the time, carrying out all duties required, including serving, cash handling, glass collecting and stock taking. During busier times you’ll work as part of a small team, so you’ll need to be an excellent leader, with good communication skills.

This role would particularly suit someone with an interest in or knowledge of sailing, although it’s not a requirement of the role. The most important requirement for this job is the right ATTITUDE! If you can stay calm under pressure, get on with people from all walks of life, and carry out your duties quickly, accurately and always with a smile, we’d love to hear from you.

The successful applicant will have:
A current Bar Manager’s certificate
At least 2 years’ experience in a similar role
A solid knowledge of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol requirements for a club and proven ability to enforce them.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Please email your application and CV to