General News

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Calendar Changes

Seapower 2 handed Race 5 moved from Sunday 12th Feburary to Sunday 19th February

Committee meeting moved from Tuesday 14th to Monday 13th February at Opua Village Hall

Interclub Race 2 starts at 12:00

Seapower 2 handed race Final moved from Sunday 2nd April to Sunday 9th April to avoid conflict with BOI Whangaroa Race.

Burnsco Winter Series Ladies race 3 moved from Sunday 23rd July to Sunday 16th July

Elliot 5.9 and Flying Fifteen traveler series added from Saturday 22nd July to Sunday 23rd July

Racing Results

These are available from the link on the Racing Page – see main menu.


2017 is the year of the new Racing Rules of Sailing. Online versions are available from World Sailing, or hard copies can be ordered from Yachting New Zealand web site – shop. $25 plus postage


There are 2 errors in the printed calendar. The online version is up-to-date. Please note the following changed dates:

BOI Boatyard Twilight Race 11 moved from 5th April to 22nd March. This so it can be raced during daylight savings.

May 25th Quiz night has been moved from 25th May to 18th May


The NOR for the 50th Anniversary Whangaroa Race is available. For details click the calendar entry for Saturday 1st April

 Race Rules, Course Sheets, Course Maps, Entry Form

Entries are open for the 2016-2017 Racing Season

The Cater Marine Twilight Series has kicked off last Wednesday and we also have the first RoadRunner Tavern Rum Race under our belt! The first Burnsco Ladies Race starts at 1800hrs this Friday 7/10/2016.

Twilight Racing Starts are scheduled as follows:
A Division Start 1745hrs, B Division Start 1751hrs and C Division (Sports Boats) Start 1757hrs

Below are all the relevant links to our website – please make sure you fill in our Race Entry Form and pay your fees. The OCC Race Fees have not changed for over 6 years!!!!

Big Thank-yous go to Paul Braun, who volunteered again as our Wednesday Race Officer. We are still looking for a Rum Race and Ladies Race Race Officer on alternate Fridays.

We are pleased to welcome all our race sponsors for another season. Cater Marine, Road Runner Tavern, Seapower, Bay of Islands Boat Yard, Northland Spars and Rigging and our new Ladies Racing sponsor Burnsco.

One last request, if you’d like to be kept in the loop about all the racing news and updates, please sign up for our separate newsletter via this link

Happy Racing, see you on the start line or at the bar

Manuela Gmuer-Hornell

Please fill in your racing entry form online, or alternatively, you can download the OCC Race Entry Form 2016-2017.

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.

Course Sheets

The 2016 – 2017 all year course sheet can now be downloaded – valid from 30th September 2015 onwards.

Make sure you also download the Course Map 2016 – 2017 with the new (old) race mark names!

Sailing Instructions

While you’re at it, don’t forget to download a copy of the latest version of the OCC Sailing Instructions 2016 – 2017 (Version 1 – 4/10/2016).

Race Results

For the latest race results, see the articles on the Latest News page, or ‘Like’ the OCC Facebook page to be informed when results are published. Race Results can also be found under the Race Results Category.

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.