News, updates and blog posts of interest to our sailors

Opua Cruising Club Sponsorship

Keep up to date with the local yacht club newsletter “Tell Tales”.

Weather for sailors

Weather, tides and currents are important to sailors. You need to be aware of forecast conditions and to be able […]

Overnight at Urupukapuka

If you are a sailor on our two-day introduction to sailing course you can now choose Otehei Bay, Urupukapuka for your night aboard.  This is a wonderful way to spend more time out on the water in the beautiful Bay of Islands.  Cook aboard or enjoy the cafe ashore, explore the wonderful walking tracks, wake up to the chorus of birdsong.  

Lining up for safety

An early morning start and the boats line up on the beach for their safety inspections.

Great Escape Sailing is committed to Sustainable Tourism

Reduce, reuse and recycle At Great Escape, sustainability is a core value underpinning our decisions and actions. Our fleet of […]

WOW (Women on Water) was wonderful

WOW – What a fantastic weekend we had. Our second annual Bay of Islands WOW (Women on Water) weekend, organised […]

Davidson M20 …Reduce, reuse, recycle!

Reuse, reduce and recycle. The Davidson 20 a very sustainable option for your sailing holiday.

100 Learn to Sail Courses

Daryl completes coaching 100 learn-to-sail courses

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 […]

November Fun Flotilla

October Fun Flotilla

23rd – 25th November