Everything racing at the Russell Boating Club

Our club has evening races on Wednesdays and every other Friday and a few Weekend Series races for a variety of Cups and Trophy usually starts in October each year.

The evening series are named after some of our sponsers which we encourage you to buy from or use their services if possible.


Our evening race series has three trophies that are race for. The Cater Marine Series, which includes a Women's Series, and the Omata Estate Series share alternative Wednesdays and the Willis Sails Series is raced Forthnightly on a Friday.

The Women Series is a four race series and each of the above evening races have a Spring and Summer Series made up of six or seven races.

We have three Weekend Race Series. Our first is a series of cups and trophies grouped together and sponsored by the Duke of Malborough Hotel. The second is the Single-Handed Series and thirdly the Northland Spars and Rigging Two-Handed Series.


Single Handed Series



Racing Information

These races are held between October and May each season. The Weekend Race Series is raced for a series of cups and trophies grouped together and sponsored by the Duke of Malborough Hotel.

The Single-Handed Series which has three race days. Race One is short "around the islands" race. Race Two consists of three short races back to back with a 20 minute gap between and the third final race of this series is a 30 miler out around the inner Bay of Islands.

Our Two-Handed Series is sponsored Northland Spars and Rigging and is three races made of short courses and the longer 30 mile courses.

The Interclub series against the Opua Crusing Club continues for the season 2017-8 and is raced as part of the Duke of Marlborough Hotel Weekend Series.

We have a four race Winter Series held monthly from June to September each year.

m10Racing 2017-18

This seasons evening racing starts September 27th with the first of the Cater Marine Series followed by Omata Estate Series on 4th October and Willis Sails Series on October 6th. The Weekend Series first race is 15th October 2017

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This event is held in early January each year. All details available here

m12Matauwhi Bay


The beautiful location of our clubhouse so please drop by sometime