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$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.