BOI Sail Week
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.