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.
For the 500 Auckland-based sailors who travel north to compete in the annual CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week regatta, the passage home can be an arduous affair.
This December, be part of Coastguard Northern Region's first Christmas appeal - 'Tis the season to save lives at sea.