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Yachting New Zealand

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Yachting New Zealand
85 Westhaven Drive Westhaven Marina
New Zealand


This yachting association can put you in touch with a local sailing club, and provide information about sailing for children. Many of the clubs mentioned in this section are members of the association. Yachting New Zealand also run learn to sail programmes throughout Auckland, and will be happy to provide you with information.


To inspire greatness and national pride, while embracing adventure, enterprise and a passion for the sea.

To promote the appeal, development and success of sailing as an innovative, inclusive and lifelong sport.

Strategic Goals:

  • To promote and grow participation in sailing as a lifelong sport while enhancing its development at all levels.
  • To safeguard and to advance members’ interests and rights through effective advocacy, and to grow the value of our services to members.
  • To win medals consistently at Olympic and World Championship events
  • To lift the appeal, visibility and funding potential of sailing - working closely with media to expand coverage.
  • Through effective, innovative and targeted support to lift the capability and number of volunteers, particularly in the areas of judging, umpiring, race management and coaching.

Providing Support to all Members…

  • Education: Providing training for coaches, club instructors, race officers, judges and race management volunteers.
  • Regional Support: Providing a network of Regional Support Officers working with clubs and regions nationwide.
  • National Programmes: Management and support of national sailing programmes including Learn to Sail, Sailsafe, Sailing… Have a Go! and NCEA.
  • Learn to Sail: Maintaining and developing the syllabus for dinghy and keelboat learn to sail programmes ensuring the quality of sail training courses nationwide.
  • Technical and Safety Support: Providing technical and safety support for yacht owners via Yachting New Zealand's safety inspectors.
  • Exemptions to Maritime Laws: Gained exemptions regarding speed restrictions, boat licensing and Safe Ship Management (SSM) to name a few.
  • Representation and Environmental Issues: Providing a collective voice and lobbying central legislative bodies to protect members' interests on issues such as marine farming, sewerage discharge from boats, life jacket legislation and other environmental, resource management and marine safety issues.
  • Information for Members: Acting as an information point for members’ inquiries via phone, email, Briefings, Yachting Quarterly, Lifelines Safety Newsletter and a comprehensive website.
  • Relationships with Media: Promoting Yachting New Zealand activities and yachting and boating profile to the wider public.
  • Trust Funding: Providing a point of reference for most charitable trusts. Many of the trusts now require affiliation to a national body.
  • ISAF: Yachting New Zealand provides representation for the International Sailing Federation (ISAF). ISAF governs the rules we race under; only affiliated clubs are allowed to race under these rules.
  • High Performance: Managing support and development of high performance sailors and preparation for international competition including the Olympics.
+64 9 361 1471
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