Club News & Events

Club Day, Race 14 - Sunday 2 April
1pm Start - All Welcome

HT 1.14pm 1.8m RO Noel

Marty's forecast (29/3 am): Change to NE 8 knots, showers clearing

Pre-race cancellation via: Website, Facebook, & text

Slipway Marshal - We are trialing the use of a slipway marshall (Julie on the megaphone)  to improve safe launching and retrieving during events. We are hoping to also speed up the process by allowing two cars/trailers/trolleys on the slipway at any given time.

Sailability Otago is under way >> news

Classic sailing dinghy for sale at Reed Marine

New Stewart Island / Rakiura Cruising Guide
There is a new cruising guide available for Stewart Island/Rakiura, which you may like to let your members know about in your next newsletter. It has just been completed, and is available as a pdf, free of charge, on the Otago Yacht Club website. The guide covers Otago Harbour, the Catlins coast, and the island itself, 85 pages in all. the file size is 9Mb.

The link for downloading is

I understand that some clubs sail on inland waters and/or are primarily sailing dinghies, but at some point some of your members may wish to sail south, and it is worthwhile knowing where to find the information that might be needed.

Thank you in advance for distributing this information to your members, if you have any questions, just drop me an email

All the best
Alastair Walker

Fundraising for the Boat Club Rebuild – RUMMAGE SALE – Success!
A huge thank you to all those involved!

Over $3500 raised!

Club Notices
Yes the Rebuild is underway! Piles are on order waiting delivery to start contruction.

New wharf construction.
Most of the old wharf has been removed to make way for the new wharf piles to be driven asap.
Caution be aware that part of the club area will be a construction site. The plan is to keep the club operational as best as possible.
Also note that there is now a test pile out from what remains of the old wharf.

New Defibrillator (AED) installed on the boat shed!
more info

Safety first - Please ensure the use of trailer safety chains when launching and retrieving your boat.

Race Day Courtesy Reminder - please launch and retrieve as quickly as possible to avoid congestion on the slipway

Assistance needed - Anyone interested in volunteering in a support role aboard our two safety boats, please contact Marty

Way to go!  - We'd like to acknowledge the great example displayed by a boating family recently having fun with their black RIB and towing a biscuit. They were using a spotter to keep an eye on the kids out the back and were really cautious in approaching the wharf, looking out for others,  including a number of swimmers in the water

Success - Major funding secured to start rebuild  
A huge thank you to Otago Community Trust and Alexander McMillan Trust in supporting our community project - Stage 1 & 2 will be underway a.s.a.p - More info....

Race day photos here Race Days

Our club bank account has been updated - for payment of subs
Please note our new bank account:

Fundraising or donations can go directly to our Rebuild Account

Club Notices:

Current Trophy Holders - 2021/22

Certificates of Appreciation
Ann Shacklady-Smith – Thanks to our fantastic funding coordinator

Anette Seifert – Having the vision and determination to setup and launch Sailability in Broad Bay

Brent & Julie Patterson – For steering the ship through oceans of paperwork, technical detail and know how to keep the Rebuild Project on course.