March 24th, 2016

Opua Cruisers Festival

ProgramOpua CF 2016 Opua Cruisers Festival

There are five FREE seminars, a Treasures of the Bilge swap meet a number of skills workshops plus duty free provisioning planned at Opua for the build up to the boats leaving NZ this year for the Pacific. All are welcome to participate.


Listen out each morning Ch 77 VHF at 0800 Opua Cruisers Information Net for information and notifications

First up Medical

Thursday 21st April at the Opua Cruising Club, 2PM to 5PM – Dr. Hoffer and the Paihia Pharmacist – Medical & Prescriptions. Prescriptions will be available the following week from Paihia Pharmacy.

Friday 22nd April – CATER MARINE – Free BBQ 2pm – 

AIS and EPIRB’s – Special Prices

Saturday 23rd April – At the Opua Cruising Club – 10AM – 12PM Treasures of the Bilge – Swap meet. 

– 12pm – 2PM at the OCC – SSCA Ham Exams

Tuesday 26th April at the Opua Cruising Club, 4PM to 5PM Customs Req’s and Chart marking for the Pacific Islands

Wednesday 27th April at the Opua Cruising Club, 4PM to 5PM- Understanding Pacific Weather

Thursday 28th April at Burnsco, 4PM to 6PM- Fishing – Everything you need to catch Mahimahi, Travelli and much more for dinner.

Friday 29th April at Northland Spars and Rigging, 4PM to 6PM- Rigging and Spar Failure on Passage, how to avoid it and how to fix it.

Saturday 30th April – At the Opua Cruising Club – 10AM- 12PM Passage Planning to and around the SW Pacific with a weather update for the passage this year. Adam Wade from Vuda Marina will be on hand to give you an update on Fiji.

Saturday 30th April – At BURNSCO MARINE – 4PM – 

Free BBQ – Vuda Marina and OC Tenders


Program may change without warning, listen out on ch 77 at 0800 each morning.


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