March 4th, 2014

Opua Rally Build up – April

Opua Cruising Club

At the start of the Cruising Season ICA hold the build up to the fleets departure at Opua in the Magical Bay of Islands, in Northland New Zeland. Our Host club for the build up is the Opua Cruising Club and the program is split into two events, The Opua Cruisers Festival which is open to everyone to attend and the Rally Build up for registered participants.

Opua Cruisers Festival – Program

There are four seminars planned at Opua for the build up to the boats leaving NZ this year for the Pacific.

First up Medical

Tuesday 15th April at the Opua Cruising Club, 4PM to 6PM

Dr. Hoffer and the Paihia Pharmacist – Medical & Prescriptions

Prescriptions will be available the following week.

Tuesday 22nd April at the Opua Cruising Club, 4PM to 6PM

Customs Req’s and Chart marking for the Pacific Islands

Thursday 24th April at the Opua Cruising Club, 4PM to 6PM

Understanding Pacific Weather

Tuesday 29th April at the Opua Cruising Club, 4PM to 6PM

Passage Planning to and around the SW Pacific with a weather update.


Doyle Pacific Series and NZ 2 OZ Rally Build up

Opua Build up Program. April 2014

If you’ve still got some work to do on the boat, eg. your communications, please plan to be at Opua at least one week prior to the scheduled start and we’ll give you as much help as we’re able.

Sun 27th 1700 – Early Bird get together at the Opua Cruising Club Sunday night is Roast Nite at the Club so be early.

Mon 28th – Rally Briefings and Registration

1300 Doyle Sails Tonga Rally

1400 Doyle Sails Fiji Rally

1500 NZ 2 OZ and the Cruising World Vanuatu Rally

Tuesday 29th – 1600 – SW Pacific Passage Planning  and Weather update

Wednesday 30th – 10:00 Customs Clearance – Dependant on weather

11:30 Duty free delivery and Duty Free Meat

13:00 Fresh Fruit and Veg

17:00 Final Big Bash and farewell

Thursday 01 May –  0930 Group Photos


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