2023 /2024 EVENTS
Sat - Sun 25 & 26th Nov 2023
Sat 13 January 2024
CAPTAINS BRIEFING and Dinner. Check-in at 5:30 pm, briefing at 6:30pm. Dinner at 7 pm.
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SATURDAY 25th & SUNDAY 26th Nov 2023
Get ready for a wonderful family-oriented weekend with a dash of fishing fun! Our 'Spring Family Event' offers two fantastic days of activities that cater to the entire family.
While fishing enthusiasts are welcome to cast their lines throughout Saturday, the real highlight awaits on Sunday morning at the Rotoiti Hot Pools. Join us for a leisurely morning of relaxation and family time. This is where the much-anticipated prize-giving ceremony will take place, adding a delightful touch to your weekend. Weigh ins at 5-5:30pm Saturday and 10:30am Sunday.
But wait, there's more! Explore the details below to find out about the delectable breakfast options and the chance to take a refreshing swim, transforming your weekend into a delightful family getaway.
We're excited to share that this event welcomes all types of boats, including plastic ones. So, whether you're an angler with years of experience or a newcomer to fishing, you'll find a welcoming spot in our family-friendly event.
Remember, booking your spot is crucial to ensure a seamless and memorable weekend. Book now!
SATURDAY 13th JANUARY, 2024
Location Wairau Bay
Join us for a fantastic Family Fun Day, where you can bring along your picnic and gather your children and grandchildren for an unforgettable day of excitement!
The highlight of the event is our Dinghy Day racing, a thrilling opportunity for you to showcase your boating skills by navigating through challenging buoys and competing in high-speed races around a compact circuit. These exhilarating races will be interspersed with a plethora of family-friendly activities and entertainment.
For those eager to participate in the races, we recommend arriving at Wairau Bay at around 10 am to set up your boats, complete the registration process, and receive your designated race number. Each boat can have two participants, each with their unique number, ensuring separate heats and exhilarating competition. A pre-race briefing will be held at 10:30 am, with racing commencing promptly at 11 am.
In addition to the races, we have an array of engaging games and activities planned for children and adults alike. We encourage you to bring a picnic lunch, swimwear, life jackets, water pistols, kayaks if you have them, and invite your children, grandchildren, friends, and anyone else who enjoys a day of water-based fun. And, of course, if you intend to participate in the races, don't forget to bring your dinghy along!
Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to create lasting memories with your family and friends while enjoying the thrill of Dinghy Day racing and an array of delightful activities. We can't wait to welcome you to this fantastic event!
Limited to 5hp (preferred engine: Seagull).
Your boat does not have to be wooden.
Adults must watch their children at all times, they cannot stay without an adult supervisor.
Life jackets are essential. Please sign in on arrival.
Sign at the beach from 10am.
FRIDAY 2nd FEBRUARY, 2024. Pre Parade dinner and captains briefing.
Registration essential, complete the online registration form.
SATURDAY 3rd FEBRUARY, 2024
Start time 11am at the reserve just down from the Okere Falls Store. Boats gathering from 10.30am
This event is strictly for classic and/or wooden boats.
If you are unsure whether your boat qualifies, please contact the secretary Rachel firstname.lastname@example.org
Parade Entry $35 for a Member, $45 for a Non Member (this automatically gives you membership).
A late fee of $10 will be charged after January 10th.
Registration essential. Please complete the online entry link.
for more info and boats entered click this link: Classic and Wooden Boat Parade
SUNDAY 4th FEBRUARY, 2024
Join us for a leisurely drift through the Ohau Channel from Lake Rotorua to Lake Rotoiti. Bring a kayak, rubber ring, dinghy or whatever you like!
Gather at the end of Waana Street (off Takinga Street) from 10am. we will have convoys to drop off your cars at the end point and bring you back to the start.
Safety briefing at 10.45am. Start 11am.
Please contact the Secretary Rachel Jamieson to register your interest. (This is also on your parade entry form if you are entering that)
SATURDAY 9th MARCH, 2024
Join us for a cruise around Lake Rotoiti.
This event is open to all boats, even the plastic ones!
BYO food and drink for a picnic.
Please contact Secretary Rachel Jamieson to register your interest.
SATURDAY 30th MARCH, 2024 - EASTER WEEKEND
Calling all boat owners for a unique and enchanting experience! It's your chance to transform your boats into floating works of art by decorating and illuminating them for a mesmerizing nighttime parade that will be a treat for all lake residents.
During the parade, we maintain safety as our top priority with a 'follow the leader' approach and a designated 'tail-end-charlie' to ensure a smooth and secure event for everyone involved.
You don't need to go overboard with elaborate lighting displays; anything that shines and sparkles will look fantastic from the shore, and the more boats, the more awe-inspiring the spectacle! You can simply adorn your vessel with your Christmas lights or purchase a couple of strings of battery-powered LED lights for a dazzling effect.
One small piece of advice: it's a good idea to avoid placing lights in front of the skipper unless you can shield them from their view, as they may obstruct visibility from that position.
Before we set off on our illuminated journey, there will be a 'Bring Your Own' (BYO) picnic dinner for all participants to enjoy.
The best part is that this event welcomes all boats, including plastic ones! So, whether you're a lighting wizard or a novice, there's a place for you in this enchanting boat parade.
Join us for a magical evening on the water and be a part of this captivating spectacle. We can't wait to see your creative boat decorations light up the night!
Please contact the Secretary Rachel Jamieson to register your interest.
SATURDAY 22nd JUNE, 2024
Time to be confirmed.
VR Rotorua Resort, Mourea, Lake Rotoiti (Okawa Bay)
SATURDAY 22nd JUNE, 2024
Mid-Winter Christmas Dinner, following the AGM. Midday.
Contact the Secretary Rachel Jamieson