Participants from the Opua, Kerikeri and Whangarei Cruising Clubs ensured a full house for Northland's successful keelboat coach course held in Opua recently.
There was no stopping Ammonite, with the first-time entry claiming the prestigious Millennium Cup for 2018.
The CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week attracted more than 100 boats but they encountered light winds for most of the regatta.
It's not often a 12-year-old gets to helm a keelboat in a fleet race but that's exactly what happened at the CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week yesterday.
There were some close tussles in the big boat divisions as the CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week got off to a good start in sweltering conditions.
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.