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New Zealand O’pen BIC Association Inc.


Thursday, 18 January 2018 - Saturday, 20 January 2018


Wakatipu Yacht Club

Registration closes on:

Thursday, 18 January 2018 at 9:30 AM - (GMT+12:00) Auckland, Wellington

Hi Sailors,

This is where you register for the  O'pen Bic New Zealand Open being held at Wakatipu Yacht Club on the 18th - 20th January 2018. 

Please click the green continue button below to:

  • Register as a competitor
  • Secure a charter boat  

NOTE: All New Zealand 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.

Wakatipu Yacht Club Local Information

Wakatipu Yacht Club is located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown – a special part of New Zealand renown for it’s scenic beauty and surrounded by mountains.  The lake is 310m above sea level, 290kmin area and 380m at its deepest point.  Lake Wakatipu is glacial fed so the water temperature is only 8 – 11oC (46-51oF) – even in the peak of summer!   To make sure you enjoy the event to the fullest, we urge all competitors and supporters heading out on the water to bring appropriate clothing, in particular:

  • Wetsuit
  • Windproof Jacket/Aquafleece
  • Sailing Boots/Socks  preferred

Wind conditions on Lake Wakatipu can change very rapidly.  If the wind blows up, even with normal daytime temperatures around 24oC, wind chill factor can be very low and a wet child will lose body heat very quickly in the wind.

A Queenstown Lakes District Council Bylaw states that on any vessel six metres long or less, life jackets must be worn at all times.  Any parent who may wish to assist or travel on any of the rescue boats during the regatta should bring their own life jacket as the yacht club only has a few spares.

For more information about the Queenstown area, please visit  We look forward to seeing you there! 

Click HERE to see who has already entered.