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New Zealand O’pen BIC Association Inc.


Friday, 15 September 2017 - Sunday, 17 September 2017



Registration closes on:

Saturday, 16 September 2017 at 10:00 AM - (GMT+12:00) Auckland, Wellington

Hi Sailors,

This is where you register for the 2017 Northland O’pen Cup
being held at Taipa Sailing Club
  September 15th - 17th, 2017.

Please follow the prompts below to register as a competitor.

NOTE: All participants are required to be current season members of the NZOBA. This is a one off annual cost of $30NZD.  You can become a member of NZOBA HERE.

Thanks for being part of the NZOBA. We look forward to an exciting season of fun sailing!

Click HERE  to see who has already entered.

Northland O'pen Cup
Event Dates: 15-17 September 2017

Regatta information Contact Person: Name: Aevril Hibbard  
Contact Phone: 0220455809   
Contact Email:

Food and Fun Stuff: 
The team at Taipa Sailing Club have put together a great program for the weekend as follows:

For each regatta day (Saturday and Sunday), there will be lunch available to purchase for $12.  This will be a filled roll (ham, chicken, vegetarian) a piece of fruit and something sweet.  It will also include a hot milo at the end of the day.   All lunches can be paid for by cash on the day, but lunch orders must be received by the 15th of September. Please email to advise which days the lunches are for and your choice of filling.
Social Events
On Friday evening there is a quiz night, 5:30pm at the Ramada Resort, tickets are $15p/adult, $10p/children, Sailors are free. Tickets include the following food - Selection of Pizzas, Sausage Rolls, Mini Savouries, Cocktail Sausages, Club Sandwiches.   The bar will also be open.
On Saturday evening we will have a BBQ Dinner at the clubhouse straight after sailing.  There is a charge of $12 per head for this meal which will include a main and dessert.  This can be paid at registration or on the night but please advise us of your intention to attend by emailing
Friday Coaching Clinic:
There is a small change to coaching times for Friday.  You can register from 10:00am and will need to be dressed in your sailing gear ready to go at 11:00am

We all want you to be safe out on the water and to ensure we comply with Yachting New Zealand.  Safety Regulations and O’pen Bic Class Rules please can you ensure the following:
  • Tow Ropes - A floating towing rope 7m minimum length and a minimum thickness of 8mm is to be securely fixed to the mast at all times when afloat.   Please note that If you are chartering a boat, you will need to supply your own tow rope. 
  • Centreboards must be secured to the boat.
  • Hulls to be numbered with the sail number.  
Team App:
Make sure you download the Team App -  it’s free, instant and an easy way to stay up to date with all the latest NZ O’pen BIC news and events on your smart device.
This is going to be an awesome communication tool and we urge you to subscribe. To become part of this community please go to to download and install the NZOBA App.

Finally,  if you haven’t yet become a member of NZ O’pen Bic Association you can do this on our website Our annual membership is $30.00 per sailor which helps us provide great events like this one with world class coaching, race officer support and prizes.   

Safe travels and best wishes to you all for a fantastic weekend of sailing in Taipa!