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Your committee is working hard to keep the Opua Cruising Club in full swing all year long – come along and join us!

ICA (Island Cruising Association) All Points Rally 16/11 to 21/11

Our club is catering for this year’s rally. This year the tent will be set up outside of the OCC. In order to showcase our club properly, we need to organise a roster of volunteers. We will need people for about 3 hours each day except Thursday 19th.  It would be great if we could get enough volunteers so each only does one or two stints. Please contact Manuela by email if you can spare a couple of hours.

Here a bit more information about the whole event (not just the part at our club)

The Bay of Islands Marina All Points Rally is open to all sailors completing an ocean passage into New Zealand and is held mid-November, at Opua in New Zealand’s favourite Bay of Islands.Resources are provided for cruisers to help make the passage South; with details on weather, routes and what to expect. On arrival, Opua welcomes the fleet with a week of fun, games, seminars and activities. Yachts can depart from any port in the Pacific; there is no fixed date for departure so the best weather “window” can be used. Full details and rally entry form are available atwww.islandcruising.co.nz . The All Points Rally closes with the inaugural Bay of Islands Marina Trade & Community Day on  Saturday 21st November from 10 am4 pm. This will be held in the top car park along piers A-D. There will be something for everyone from showcasing the local trades that Opua has to offer, sausage sizzles, cake stalls, Rotary car boot sale, Caro’s Crazy Critter Petting Zoo and pony rides, bouncy castle and the Burnsco kids’ fishing competition…Why don’t you come down (and bring some mates) to check out this fabulous day that Opua has planned!!!

Seafarer’s Week 23/11 to 29/11 
  • Monday – Opua School Kapa Haka
  • Tuesday – Pot Luck Dinner TBC
  • Wednesday – Cater Marine Twilight Race
  • Thursday – Turkey Night and Bella Acapella – more info here
  • Friday – Anne of Craicor & Makana Confections Ladies Race
  • Saturday – Match Racing – more info here
  • Sunday – more Match Racing and Sunday Roast Dinner

What’s on at the OCC – check online for an up to date events list