BOI Sail Week

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Amul­ti­hull has be­come the first boat to en­ter the 2019 edi­tion of the CRC Bay of Is­lands Sail­ing Week re­gatta – again ex­pected to at­tract more than 100 en­tries from around New Zealand and over­seas.

Boat 2, a Diam 24 tri­maran owned by New Zealand Mul­ti­hull Yacht Club Com­modore Greer Hous­ton, has regis­tered for the event – sched­uled for 22–25 Jan­uary. Boat 2 will race in the Is­land Rac­ing Mul­ti­hull divi­sion.

Other con­firmed en­tries so far in­clude TP52S, sport boats, cruiser/rac­ers and pro­duc­tion boats. B divi­sion, in par­tic­u­lar, is show­ing early prom­ise, with reg­u­lar starters An­ar­chy and Ice­breaker in for an­other round, and Steve Mair’s Clock­work back for more too, fac­ing off against lo­cal Shaw 9.1 Deep Throt­tle.

CRC Bay of Is­lands Sail­ing Week is the coun­try’s big­gest event of its kind, of­fer­ing three days of rac­ing with op­tions for ev­ery­one – from fiercely com­pet­i­tive TP52 rac­ing, to longer, scenic races around the Bay of Is­lands, along with ded­i­cated di­vi­sions for classes like Young 88s and We­tas.

Or­gan­is­ers are al­ready ad­vis­ing par­tic­i­pants to plan ahead by en­ter­ing early and book­ing a berth at the Bay of Is­lands Ma­rina be­fore the sum­mer rush. En­tries re­ceived be­fore the end of De­cem­ber will also avoid the $75 late en­try fee, so it pays to be ahead of the game.

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