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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.

$1000 spot prize at Lion NZ Regatta

Update to the Lion New Zealand Regatta on 3rd September – the Otehei Bay Cafe have generously put up a huge $1000 cash spot prize to be given away on the evening of the regatta. Every skipper and crew member who enters the regatta by 31st August will be eligible to win the spot prize, which will be drawn on the night during the prizegiving – but you must be there to win it!

Any questions contact Dave Rivington 021 770 947 or You can also download the Notice of Race or Entry Form now, and make sure you fill in ALL crew names on the form to give everyone a chance of winning the $1000 prize.

Lion New Zealand will be sailing in the regatta and has space available for crew. Tickets available to purchase at Explore NZ – just call 09 402 8234.

Youth Sailing Orientation & Info Evening

On Monday 26th September, 1800hrs at the Club Rooms, Opua Cruising Club will be holding an orientation evening for our brand new and revamped youth sailing program. We’ll soon be using the Yachting New Zealand Learn-to-Sail Programme to provide children with a structured, progressive way of learning to sail. The orientation evening will give parents and kids alike a chance to hear how youth sailing will be structured in future, and learn what is expected from both children and their caregivers at your sailing sessions.

We look forward to welcoming both new and seasoned youth sailors, and their parents, guardians and caregivers on Monday 26th September.