Simon van Velthooven calls himself an “enthusiastic weekend warrior” these days as he continues his transformation from Olympic cyclist to bona fide sailor.
Find the details of the next keelboat coach course coming up.
As many as 87 boats have entered this year's Bay Week and among the crew will be a 10-year-old to America's Cup winners and Volvo Ocean Race champions.
Keel Boat Coach Course
Venue: Opua Yacht Club (Great Escape Charters)
Date: Tuesday 13th Feb (7pm -9pm evening), Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th Feb (9am - 5pm)
On completion of the Yachting New Zealand Keelboat Coach Course a coach will be able to:
The Whangarei Girls and Boys High School teams dished up the closest match at last month's three-day team's regatta at the Kerikeri Cruising Club as they battled for bragging rights.
Boaties are asked to play their part in helping stop of the spread of pests and diseases.
Boaties are being encouraged to help protect Northland’s harbours by disposing of their sewage properly as the busy boating season continues.
Amid fears that windward leeward racing may be on its last legs, the growing entry list for B division at CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week 2018 shows there’s renewed interest in high performance, competitive racing outside the TP52 fleet.
In our regular feature on the regions, regional support officer Kim Admore gives an update from the top half of the northern region.
Marine life is returning to Maunganui Bay on the Cape Brett Peninsula in the Bay of Islands but it needs to be remembered the area is closed to all fishing (except for gathering kina) until October 13, 2018 under section 186a of the Fisheries Act 1996.