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Opening in 1974, we are a small friendly boating club located on the water’s edge in Matauwhi Bay, Russell. The banner graphic above, features our clubhouse and is detail from a larger painting of Matauwhi Bay by Helen Pick.

Winter racing series between September and May, women’s and youth sailing and various interclub races with Opua Cruising Club make for an interesting racing programme in the stunning waters of the Bay of Islands.

We are of course an affiliated member of Yachting New-Zealand. Their logo is shown at the bottom of this page, below the links to our sponsors.

Since 1976 our annual Tall Ships’ Regatta has been held in early January. It is a great day out for the family, finishing off back at the clubhouse for the Prizegiving and a Hangi with Music around the Marquee. Tall Ships, Classics and All-Comers make up a large fleet which is always a spectacular sight.

The date for the 2020 Tall Ships is 11th January.

For the third year running in 2018 the very popular Short Ships’ Event and revamped Motukiekie Island Sandbar Cricket Day were very well attended events. It is hoped to develop more non sailing events so that there is an opportunity for everyone to get out on the water in the Bay of Islands and enjoy themselves in the future.

Welcome to the club’s public photo gallery page.
Please add your photos to the Photo Album from any event.

Support Our Sponsors

Visit the websites of our sponsors by clicking on their logos below. These businesses help our club. Please use their services in return.