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Your recipes can help local youth sailors

Do you have a favourite boaties recipe? Here’s you chance to tell everyone about it, and help local youth sailors as well.

On behalf of the Kerikeri High School Sailing Team, Kerikeri Youth Sail Inc are compiling a recipe book of tried and true recipes from local Bay of Islands boaties to sell as a fund-raiser. The Keri High School team is due to represent New Zealand at the Secondary Schools Teams Sailing Inter-Dominions in Port Lincoln, South Australia later in the year. This is going to cost in excess of $25,000.

You can download an information sheet about the project here, and email your recipes to Please contact Alison Ayr of Kerikeri Youth Sail Inc if you have any questions on 09 407 7495.

September Tell Tales out now online!

For all your switched-on types out there, you can get an advance copy of Tell Tales September issue simply by clicking here to download it. Printed copies will be in the post as soon as they’re printed… ;-)

This month’s issue features photo reports on the new Youth Sailing Starlings, plus the positively perfect P-Night on 6th August. You’ll also find the usual news, reports and announcements, as well as our regular ‘Spot the Yot’ competition.

Remember to send in our own letters, stories, articles and photos fro your chance to win a bottle of Giesen Sav courtesy of the Roadrunner Tavern.

Get your September 2011 Tell Tales now!

2011-12 Racing Season Entries Now Open

Well it’s nearly the end of the racing season, which means the start of a brand new racing year! Entries are now open for the 2011-2012 Racing Season – get your entry form on the Racing page, or simply click here to download it.

The race fee is still incredibly good value at just $80 for the entire year. This entitles you to race in ALL club races, including the Wednesday night series, Rum and Ladies races, the 2-Handed Series, and more. Once you’ve paid your fee, you’ll also be eligible to race in many of the Russell and Kerikeri club races throughout the year too.

There haven’t been too many changes to the racing rules this year, but there are a couple, so it’s a good idea to download and re-familiarise yourself with the Opua Cruising Club Racing Rules before the start of the new season. These are also accessible from the Racing page, or simply click here to download a copy of the rules.