Yacht Racing at Opua Cruising Club
Opua Cruising Club has a busy racing calendar that runs all year round. In summer there is a Wednesday evening series with three competitive divisions, two using spinnakers and one without. Plus every Friday is either a rum race or a ladies race (alternating weeks), and there are regular races at weekends too, such as the two-handed series.
In winter, the warm(ish) Northland climate still allows us to get out racing every Sunday, usually with a winter series race one week, and a ladies winter series race the next week.
Wednesday night racing –> duty boat schedule
Summer rum racing in 2018-19 notice of racing – Total Yacht Care series
OCC – RBC Interclub Race 2 Sunday Feb 10th 2019
The club handicaps for the last season can be found here. Note the table shows PHRF (if available), RaceTrack handicap, last season handicap and this season handicap. 2018-2019 handicaps will be posted once registration is complete.
Any issues with the handicaps should be addressed to the Race Committee using this form.
VHF Channel Change
NOTE: As from 21/05/2017 the Club radio channel will be 17. This change is to avoid clashes with Russell Boating Club, Kerikeri Yacht Club and BOI Yacht Club on race days. Reminder: all VHF users should hold a current VHF licence.
Entries are open for the 2018-2019 Racing Season
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.
Make sure you also download the Course Map with the new (old) race mark names!
While you’re at it, don’t forget to download a copy of the latest version of the OCC Sailing Instructions 2018 – 2019. These come into force in October (daylight saving racing programme).
For the latest race results, see the Race Results page. ‘Like’ the OCC Facebook page to be informed when results are published. Race Results are found under the Race Results tab on the main menu. You can access past results at the bottom of this page.
Protests and Requests for Redress
All skippers and crew involved in racing should familiarise themselves with this Information on Protests and Requests for Redress. While yacht racing is all about having fun, there are still rules to be followed to ensure safe and fair racing for all. Please download and read this information so you are familiar with the process to be followed if you do find yourself in a protest situation.
Opua Cruising Club runs regular ladies yacht racing. If you’re keen to get involved, please get in touch – there are plenty of opportunities to jump on board a boat and get out on the water.
Epiglass Interclub 2018/19
OCC host race 1 of this series – Sunday 28 October 2018 11 am start at Brampton. You can download or view rule and course sheets are here.
KCC host race 3 of this series – Sunday 31st March 2019 11am start.
2017-2018 –> Racing results
2017-2018 –> Prize Giving
2017 –> Northland regatta results