Calendar changes and updates

W/E Cruise to Motumaire Island

W/E Sunday 28th May, lunch BBQ cruise to Motumarie Island, this is the Island to the left of the Paihia wharf. Enter from the North, leave Micky Rocks pole to port. Anchor on the 2 mtr contour.

Ph Cees on 021 0609 706 if you need a ride out there or to be picked up from Paihia wharf.

Queen’s Birthday W/E Cruise

Queen’s Birthday W/e is 3rd to 5th June. There will be a W/E Cruise leaving Saturday. Destination TBC depending on the weather.

NSR Race moved to accomodate Queen’s Birthday

The  NSR Open Winter Series race 2 scheduled for Sunday 4th June is moved to Sunday 11th, start 1:00pm


The AGM is on the 20th June 6:30pm. The Nomination form for Officers for the season 2017 – 18 is enclosed and is also available on the website. This need to be completed and handed into to the office or the nominations box by 19th June.

Mid-Winter Dinner

Reminder the Mid-Winter Dinner in on the 17th June

Update to the Racing Instructions

VHF Radio Changes:

The Racing instructions for the season 2017 – 2018 are now available. These apply at the official start of the season in September. However the change to the club VHF Channel applies as from 21st May 2017. OCC Race Control is now on Channel 17. Skippers are reminded that a VHF Licence is a mandatory requirement. If you don’t have one or require one, please contact the RaceOfficer and – depending on the numbers – she’ll try and arrange an in-house course.

Due to the change in safety requirements  skippers are requested to contact the OOD on Channel 17 at the start of the race to both register and record the number of crew on board.

OCC Season Results for 2016 – 2017

Opua Cruising Club Prize giving 2016 – 2017

Series Winners

Winter Womens Series – Sponsored by Makana

First –  Nexus – Anna Romeyn
Second – You Two – Merry Templeman
Third – Jigsaw – Judy Lymbery

Winter series – sponsored by NSR

First – Nexus
Second – Caprice
Third – Jigsaw

Spring Twilight – Sponsored by Cater Marine

A Division
First – California Kiwi
Second – Kantime
Third Integrite

B Division
First – Kotahi Rua
Second –You Two
Third – Frantic

C Division
First- Yahoo Serious
Second – Swordfish
Third – Arriba

Summer Twilight– Sponsored by BOI Marina Boatyard

A Division
First- Jagged Edge
Second- Mr Wolf

B Division
First – Nexus
Second – Vertigo
Third – Frantic

C Division
First- NZL70
Second –C4
Third- Orange Peeler

2 Handed Series – Sponsored by Seapower

First – You Two
Second – Savant
Third – Nexus

Womens Summer Series – Sponsored by Burnsco

First – You Two- Merry
Second –Nexus – Anna
Third – Kantime – Claire

Rum Race Series – Sponsored by Road Runner Tavern

First – Kantime
Second – Nexus
Third –Vertigo

NSR Long Distance – Sponsored by NSR

First – Straw Camel
Second –  Mr Wolf
Third – Marara

Two Sail Series

First – Straw Camel
Second – Gambler
Third – California Kiwi

Club Awards.

Officer of the Day Paul Braun
Sportsmanship Guy Cunningham (Savant)
Crash helmet Derek Edwards (Straw Camel)
Member of the Year Gary Hack
Crew Person of the Year Tania Burt
Youngest/Oldest Active Sailor – Bailey Smith/ Nev Campbell

Big thank-you to the Sponsors for the prizes, the OCC Exec, and the Sailing Committee for the organisation, and the members and sailors that made it a memorable evening.

Click photo gallery for the photos of the evening .







Opua Cruising Festival and Yachting NZ

The Cruising Festival Programme

can be downloaded from Cruisers OCF 2017

Reminder from Yachting New Zealand

Just a reminder that the Club discount on the 2017-2020 Racing Rules of Sailing and 2017-2020 Yachting New Zealand Safety Regulations of Sailing books is still available on any orders received by the 30th April 2017. Clubs also receive free shipping on their first order of 5 books or more.

For all copies of the Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 ordered before the 30th April 2017, clubs will be charged $18.75 (incl. GST) per book, saving 25% off the retail price per book (RRP $25.00 incl. GST).

For all copies of the Yachting New Zealand Safety Regulations of Sailing 2017-2020 ordered before the 30th of April 2017. Clubs will be charged $17.25 (incl. GST) per book, saving 25% off the retail price per book (RRP $23.00 incl. GST).

Orders can be made through the online Shop or by email.