With sailing events ranging from low-key beach barbecues to the high-stakes Coastal Classic, our activities satisfy a broad range of skill, comfort, and competition levels. Check out our calendar to see what’s on.

8.5 Class multihulls sailing to Riverhead pub in Auckland, New Zealand
fun race up Rangitopuni Creek to The Riverhead pub; photo: Tracey van Lent

Relaxing rallies

Our local cruises take members to a variety of destinations in the Auckland region. Saturday barbecues on Motuihe and informal races to the Riverhead Pub at high tide are common. On long holidays, we coordinate trips like circumnavigating Waiheke over Easter and spending Auckland Anniversary Weekend together at Kawau.

New Zealand’s “Yachting Drag Race”

Celebrated by many as the opening day of the summer racing season, the PIC Coastal Classic starts off Auckland’s Devonport Wharf and covers 119 nautical miles up to Russell in the Bay of Islands each Labour Weekend. It was the brainchild of our member Roger Dilley in 1982, back when we were known as the Auckland Multihull Sailing Association, and has been held annually since its inception.

Coastal Classic fleet passing Devonport
the start of the race in 2011; photo: Rob Webb

Other events

8.5 catamarans sailing in Auckland

The rest of our sailing lies somewhere along the line between the above. There is a growing 8.5 fleet in Auckland, and you can find many of our members planning day trips and other on-water meetups on Facebook.

Come sailing with us!

View our calendar or contact us for more information.