Trailer Yacht Section

Greetings from the Trailer Yacht Section and a hearty welcome for all members, both those returning for another year and new members beginning what we hope will be a lasting relationship; we hope that this section will provide enough excitement to suit your sailing desires.

Our sailing calendar begins this year with the Ice Breaker Cruise at the Otematata Boat Harbour over the weekend of September 9th & 10th, thereafter there will be a cruise every second weekend until 5th & 6th May 2017 with a TY/Caravan Cruise at Waitangi, of course not forgetting the Trust Aoraki Aviemore Classic Regatta at the Otematata Boat Harbour over Labour Weekend. Out of area cruises are organised by members travelling to the Marlborough Sounds, Able Tasman or somewhere different from our usual haunts of Lakes Benmore and Aviemore.

Trailer yacht Section meetings are held at 7:30pm at the clubrooms on the first Tuesday of the month, you’re most welcome to attend these meetings, it’s a good way to catch up with your fellow minded sailors and discuss issues that are of interest to us all, we usually enjoy a cuppa and a biscuit after each meeting and on occasions there is a photo presentation given by a member who has been somewhere different.

I look forward to catching up with you all over the season and wish you all great sailing wherever you may find it. If you need to contact me:

Laurence Gibb, or phone  03 6844383


The Cruising section caters for sailors of keel boats and multi hulls who have an interest in blue water sailing and coastal voyages. While we take a leisurely approach to our sport, We do have competitive events scheduled through out the season and a welcoming social network.

Events are held mostly on Sunday afternoons around 13:30 with briefings generally via VHF once we leave the moorings.

We invite anyone wishing to join us to contact me, or any of our skippers for details of events that you may be interested in. No experience is necessary and I am sure you will enjoy your time with us.

Chris Sowerby,

Sailing Section

Welcome to the 2017-18 season.

The Aviemore Classic remains our premier event, to be held over Labour Weekend as usual. This event attracts a good fleet from around the country. The reputation this event carries is testament to the expertise and effort of our club’s considerable team of volunteers. A huge thanks to all those involved.

We all enjoy hosting visitors to the club, and this year we are expecting to host the Noelex 22 South Island Champs in November. Then there is the age group regatta in February which usually sees a good turn-out of young talent, and of course the club will be represented at the usual away regattas.

Any adult members with basic power boating skills are invited to help out on a Saturday afternoon with a few hours in the patrol boat please. The sailing community can help lay the course, and then it is about being at hand in support if needed.

Our regular Saturday sailing continues with enthusiasm, be that with reducing boat numbers. To those competing, have a safe and enjoyable season. To those watching or coming along later to share the debrief, we look forward to seeing you.

Simon Boys,