News & Events

The latest news and scheduled events for Great Escape sailors

Subscribe to our newsletter

100 Learn to Sail Courses

Daryl completes coaching 100 learn-to-sail courses

Tall Ships Race – Russell Boating Club

This year will be the 44th Tall Ships Regatta.     Hosted by the Russell Boating Club the Tall Ships Regatta […]

BOISW – Bay of Islands Sailing Week

Take part in the CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week, the biggest regatta of its kind in New Zealand.  It […]

YNZ Level 3 and Bareboat Skipper (IYT)

New start dates:  Monday 2nd March (Other dates by request) Advanced sail training for those ready to step up to skippering […]

Navigation and Weather Master

Our very experienced instructor Daryl, has been accredited IYT Navigation Master and IYT Weather Master. Navigation master is a stand-alone course […]

October Fun Flotilla

November Fun Flotilla

23rd – 25th November

Auckland on the Water Boat Show

Auckland on the Water Boat Show

27th – 30th September

Great Escape winter sailing featured in NZ Herald travel section

We were lucky enough to have Alexia Russell, Auckland Journalist join us for an off-season winter weekend, she wrote an article on her experiences which we think captures the joy of sailing here in the bay during the quieter months.

Great Escape wins TIA (Tourism Industry Aotearoa) DGiT Do It marketing grants

Great Escape wins TIA (Tourism Industry Aotearoa) DGiT Do It marketing grants

We’re going to be offering our sailors an opportunity to sail in company with the support of a lead boat this summer. The Fun Flotillas are a new sailing holiday opportunity for Great Escape sailors and we think they will be very popular, so does Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

IYT Worldwide partner school nz

IYT (International Yacht Training) announces Great Escape as the first and only IYT Accredited School in New Zealand

We are very proud to now be accredited as an IYT Partner School for their recreational sailing courses up to International Bareboat Skipper Sail, with ICC (International Certificate of Competence).

women on water

Friday 13th April to Sunday 15th April Inaugural WOW (Women on Water) Weekend Bay of Islands

Our inaugural Bay of Islands WOW (Women on Water) Weekend was deemed a success by all who participated.