2017 EVENTS

DINGHY DAY - 14 January
PARADE OF CLASSIC & WOODEN BOATS - 4 February
OHAU CHANNEL DRIFT - 5 February
LONG LUNCH - 25 February
POKER RUN - 18 March
LIGHT PARADE - 15 April
AGM - 3 June

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PARADE OF CLASSIC & WOODEN BOATS

20th ANNUAL FLOTILLA - WAITANGI WEEKEND 2017 FRIDAY 3 & SATURDAY 4 FEBRUARY, 2017

A parade of classic and wooden boats on Lake Rotoiti.
Entry to this parade is limited to classic or wooden boats only. All other events are open to any type or age of boat.
Please contact us if you are unsure of your eligibility.
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The best viewing location for spectators wishing to enjoy the parade from dry land is the reserve on State Highway 33 adjacent to number 694, just south of the Okere Falls Store. The water opposite this reserve is where the boats begin to gather at 10am ready to parade past the reserve at 10.30am and loud speakers will be set up so you can enjoy the commentary and history of the boats.

Please click on the PDF link below see a list of all entrants and boats to the 2016 Parade.

DINGHY DAY

SATURDAY 14 JANUARY, 2017

SATURDAY 14 JANUARY, 2017

Fun for all ages, including slalom races, rowing races and course racing. There is also an "attach your motor to something odd" category!
This event is open to everyone, so you don't have to be a member, or own a wooden boat (or even a dinghy) to join the fun on the day.
Bring the family and a picnic lunch and meet at Wairau Bay.
REGISTRATION: 10:30am
BRIEFING: 10:45am
RACING STARTS: 11am
Motor size is limited to 5hp.
Life jackets and bailer compulsory.
For more information please call Warwick Jamieson: (07) 346 2250 or (027) 281 2802

OHAU CHANNEL DRIFT

SUNDAY 5 FEBRUARY, 2017

Join us for a leisurely drift down the Ohau Channel, between Lake Rotorua and Lake Rotoiti.
12:30pm - Meet at the end of Waana Street in Mourea to unload your chosen floating device - dinghy, kayak, stand-up paddle board, boogie board, rubber ring - anything goes!
1pm -
Drive vehicles to desired end point. This can be the delta launching ramp, or Fraser Wilson's house (next to the reserve where the Wooden Boat Parade starts). BYO drinks and afternoon tea will be held at Fraser's at the conclusion of the float. Participants are welcome to drop chilly bins and gear off prior to the start.
Participants will then be ferried back to the start to begin the drift.
Please let Rachel Jamieson know ahead of time if you are planning to join the drift, to ensure that there is enough transport for everyone.
Local members have a few spare kayaks etc. if you're keen to come along but don't have anything to float on - please just ask.
All club members are welcome to attend the BYO afternoon tea and drinks at Fraser's afterwards.
NOTE: In the event that the Wooden Boat Parade is postponed until Sunday 5 February, the Ohau Channel Drift will also be postponed until Monday 6 February (Waitangi Day).

LONG LUNCH

SATURDAY 25 FEBRUARY, 2017

Details are still to be confirmed for 2017.
Over 30 people attended in 2016, the cost was around $20 per head and it was a fantastic day.
Please contact Secretary Rachel Jamieson to register your interest.

POKER RALLY

SATURDAY 18 MARCH, 2017

Join us for a cruise around Lake Rotoiti, collecting cards from various destinations along the way.
Poker hands will be played at the hot pools at the end of the day to see who has won.
BYO food and drink for picnic dinner at the hot pools.
Please contact Secretary Rachel Jamieson to register your interest.

LIGHT PARADE

SATURDAY 15 APRIL, 2017 - EASTER WEEKEND

An opportunity for wooden boat owners to decorate and illuminate their boats, and a parade for all lake residents to enjoy.
There will be a BYO picnic dinner for all participants before we set off.
VIEWING TIMES (APPROX):
5pm onwards - Meet at Te Weta Bay (raft up for picnic)
6:15 - Set off from Te Weta Bay
The parade will cruise out through Te Weta Bay following the leader and head to Okawa Bay. We will do a loop or 2 and then head to the Okere Arm. We will cruise around there for a while. It should be all over by 8.30pm. Then you can head on home, or head across to the hot pools! We are allowed to stay on after closing time if we wish. Please contact Secretary Rachel Jamieson to register your interest.