We just love seeing boats out on the water. It doesn’t matter if you are a kayak or a mega yacht you will find a warm welcome at the Bay of Islands Yacht Club.
We have an active centreboard group of sailors across various classes including Opti’s, P.Classes, Open Bic, Starlings, as well as youth classes 420s, 29ers, lasers, catamarans and windsurfers. Or for the folk that just enjoy blasting around in whatever they can find that floats or foils – we welcome them too! We have equal numbers of launches and keelers too which keep our slipway and moorings busy.
The popular Bay of Islands to Whangaroa Race is hosted by the club and occurs at the end of March each year. This is always a well-attended event, with competitive monohull and catamaran divisions as well as the more laid back cruising division.
There are club boats for hire to members. The club fleet includes Optimists, Starlings, Sunbursts, 420s, 29ers, catamarans and windsurfers – contact club coach Robbs Hielkema on 021858897 for costs and booking.