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 equal numbers of launches as keelers and have an active centreboard group of sailors including 29ers, 420s, Solings, Starlings, P Class & Optimist as well as many who just enjoy blasting around in whatever they can find that floats.
The popular Bay of Islands to Whangaroa Race is hosted by the club and occurs on Auckland/Northland Anniversary weekend at the end of January each year. This is always a well-attended event, with competitive monohull and catamaran divisions as well as the more laid back cruising division. It is followed by a fabulous prize giving barbeque at Kingfisher lodge.
There are club boats for hire to members. The club fleet includes Solings, Sunbursts, Starlings and Optimists – contact the Club Captain (Darryl Honey 021 909 038) for costs and booking.