Ran Tan II claimed first place in Island Racing A division, while regular visitors to CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week from Australia, First Picasso, took top position in Island Racing B. In Island Racing C it was Rum Jungle in first place, and Island Racing F was cleaned up by 4FoxSake.
The no-extras Island Racing D division was taken out by Gambler, and the Island Racing E division saw some stiff competition this year with a good fleet of seven multihulls competing, but it was Ave Gitana who eventually came out on top.
Organisers were pleased with the positive feedback they received from competitors about another well run event. Participants particularly enjoyed the beach party at Otehei Bay on Thursday evening, with one sailor saying: “The best thing about Bay Week was the beach party, it has to be highlighted. It was awesome."
CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week will be back next year, in the week preceding Auckland and Northland Anniversary Weekend. The event is organised and run almost entirely by volunteers, with over 60 people offering their time and energy to bring the regatta to life. It is also made possible with the generous support of sponsors CRC, NZL Sailing Foundation, Explore, North Sails, Mount Gay Rum, Luxury Real Estate, KZ Marine and Bay of Islands Marina. Many other local businesses also lend their support to the regatta through the provision of goods and services.