On The Water

Sailing in the Bay of Islands

One of the best sailing venues in New Zealand. The Opus Cruising Club in the Bay of Islands boast sheltered waters, a myriad of islands to explore, and a full and varied sailing programme.

Yacht Racing
We have a busy yacht racing calendar that runs all through the daylight-saving season, and includes ladies racing and shorthanded racing. The Winter calendar has either Rum Race or Ladies racing on alternate Sundays starting after day light savings ends

The Opua Cruising Club runs regular overnight and day cruises around the Bay of Islands, where barbeques, beach skittles and petanque are regular features! You’re welcome to join us, even if you’re a member of another club.

Dinghy Sailing
Our dinghy sailing programme is a great way to get adults and school children into sailing, or allow those a little more experienced to improve their skills. Youth sailing runs all summer on a Monday night. Click here for more details.