P/T Club Manager

Club Manager Opua Cruising Club

The Committee of the Opua Cruising Club Inc. has recommended the appointment of a manager for the Club. The manager reports to the Commodore and Treasurer on a weekly basis and the Committee on a monthly basis.

Duties Include

-Coordination and Promotion of Club events and activities

-Management of Staff and contractors

-Stock control & Inventory monitoring

-Day to day administrative duties including Xero and Bpos data entry and validation,  club memberships, weekly payroll & monthly accounts receivable and payable.

-Involvement with fundraising  for the club with activities such as Youth Sailing, funding for the new dock

-Manage and promote the venue hire for the club as well as looking for additional revenue streams

-Working Alongside the Treasurer to ensure we are fiscally responsible with all purchases

-Manage the Clubs Social Media and Email Accounts

-Liaise Between the Committee and the Kitchen

-Management and Promotion of Club Sponsors

-To attend committee meetings

-Assist committee members as required for duties such as organising Race Prizes and Awards

Skill set

-Administrative and computer  skills ideally knowledge of Bpos and Xero and well as

-Ability to manage staff

-Bar Managers  license

-Forward thinker with the ability to look outside the square for additional revenue opportunities as they arise

-Public Speaking during events

-Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Working hours

The Club Manager position is Part time position approx 18- 20 hours per week. Hours are subject to negotiation.

Expression of Interest

to Derek Edwards, Commodore, email, close of applications 14th September 2017

General News

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.

Winter !? Racing (and Socialising)  ⛵

NSR Winter Series

6 Races over the winter months
Race 1 8/5  1400hrs
Race 2 5/6  1400hrs
Race 3 17/7 1400hrs
see all dates on our website 

Makana Confection (and Cafe) Women’s Winter Series

Same deal – 6 races to make up the series
Race 2 19/6 1400hrs
Race 3 3/7 1400hrs
see all dates on our website

Interclub Series – all boats required!

Yup, it is the time again to retain the beautiful trophy above the bar….
Race 1 OCC start noon 29/5
Race 2 RBC start noon 12/6
Race 3 OCC start noon 26/6

Quiz Night is back!

Our Quiz Master, Malcolm Shaft, is looking for all keen “Quizzers” – the next round of our ever popular Thursday evening event is taking place on 26 May from 7 pm. Everyone welcome!

Darts has taken off

Wednesday Night Darts is also back on the social calendar. We have had over a dozen of players turning up. A very social evening. See you all there!

Working Bee

Time is up for our pre-winter working bee. Bring your enthusiasm and a smile. Saturday 14 May from 10 am – who’s making the scones?
Please contact Andy Vanasch if you have any questions 021 395 115


Tuesday 14 June 1900hrs at clubroom
All Committee positions are up for re-election

Let’s Talk! Health Evening 2nd June 2016

Hosted by our own Pharmacist and Actress (the cat), Jilly Alexander

What is the leading cause of death in men?

What is my blood pressure and why is it important?

What is a “standard drink”?

These are common questions that you may or may not know the answer to. I hope to inform you about various aspects of Men’s Health, and how you can be pro-active about your well-being. As a pharmacist, I think it is very important that people are knowledgeable about their health. Very often men do not talk about their health worries with their loved ones, and do not get regular check ups by their doctor. I am developing a programme called “Let’s Talk”… in this case – Let’s Talk about Men’s Health, in the hope to educate my local community and encourage people to engage with their health care professionals. As with all initiatives, it takes a lot of hard work to get the ball rolling. I have already held one Men’s Health event with the Okaihau Lions Club in early April. It was a fun night with lots of laughs, even some wives attended. I would like to host such an event at the Opua Cruising Club, and invite all interested parties to come along for an evening of health education.

“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.”

Mahatma Gandhi

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