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New Zealand O’pen BIC Association Inc.


Friday, 7 July 2017 - Sunday, 9 July 2017


Manly Sailing Club

Registration closes on:

Wednesday, 5 July 2017 at 10:00 AM - (GMT+12:00) Auckland, Wellington

Hi Sailors,

This is where you register for the 
Manly NZ Winter O’pen Cup
being held at Manly Sailing Club
  July 7th - 9th, 2017.

Sailing Instructions

Please follow the prompts to register as a competitor.

Click HERE  to see who has already entered.


Manly Sailing Club is proud to host the 2nd Annual NZ Winter O'pen Cup.

Manly Sailing Club is situated on the beautiful Hibiscus Coast, just 35 minutes north from Auckland CBD.  Big Manly Bay has beautiful clear warm waters which are sheltered in almost all wind directions and are excellent for junior sailors with easy launching & retrieving.

This regatta isn't going to disappoint! With pre-regatta coaching by Sir Russell Coutts and the FIRST EVER foiling Bic speed time trial, this regatta is a true step forward for the O'pen BIC Class and is not one to miss!  Most importantly of all, and in keeping with the O’pen BIC philosophy, the focus will be on fun! 

Regatta Schedule

Thursday 6th July (optional)

8.30am-10am Registration & Charter boat allocation
Team NZ Parade in Auckland

Friday 7th July

8am Registration & Charter boat allocation
10am Welcome, intro’s, briefing & weekend overview
11am-3pm On water activities/Onshore Lunch
4pm NZOBA AGM – All encouraged to attend
6pm Family activity – Waiwera Hot Pools ($8 per child, $15 per adult, spectators free)

Saturday 8th July

8.30am Briefing
9am-3pm On water activities/Onshore Lunch
5pm BBQ Dinner at the Manly Sailing Club

Sunday 9th July

8.30am Briefing
9am-3pm On water activities/Onshore Lunch (no racing after 3pm)
3.30pm Prizegiving

Regatta FAQ’s

Is there food available at the regatta?

Yes!  For each regatta day (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), there will be a hot lunch available to purchase for $12.  This will be something savoury (eg lamb burgers one day), something sweet and a piece of fruit.  It will also include a hot milo and biscuit at the end of the day.

In addition to this, there will be freshly made Bacon & Egg rolls in the mornings and homemade Sweet Treats in the afternoons for purchase.

Coffee will also be available onsite.

All meals can be paid for by eft-pos on the day, or in advance online.  If pre-paying online, please use the following information and advise by email ( which days the meals are for:

Bank account – Russell Coutts Sailing Foundation
Account Number – 02-1244-0132346-00
Particulars – Name
Code – Lunch

Please let us know if you are vegetarian and we will do our best to cater for you.

Social Events

On Friday evening we will be going to swim at Waiwera Hot Pools.  Food is available to purchase there, or can be taken in.

BBQ Dinner
This year with such large numbers of sailors, we will be holding the BBQ at the clubhouse straight after sailing on the Saturday.  There is a charge of $12 per head for this meal.  This can be paid in advance online as per the meals, or on the night.



With so many sailors, we have plenty of roles to be filled, and are hoping that amongst our visitors from out of town, we will have some who are willing to get stuck in and help out.  In particular, we are looking for help with the following:

- coffee making
- photography on the water
- helping with food prep/serving
- on water assistance on support boats

If you are able to help out, please email Fiona ( to let her know.

Local Area Information

The Hibiscus Coast has a wide range of beaches, which attract people to live there. Other places of interest on the coast or nearby include Snow Planet, Silverdale Luge, Go-Kart Centre, the Pacific Plaza (and surrounding shopping centre), Hoyts 5 - cinema, the Waiwera Hot Pools, Orewa Beach, Shakespear Regional Park, and Gulf Harbour. Gulf Harbour is near the end of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, which is quite close to the wildlife reserve Tiritiri Matangi Island. Ferries transport people to the island from the harbour and back on a regular basis.