Become a Member

Yachting New Zealand welcomes applications for new members at any time.

There are five levels of membership:

More information on each of these categories can be found on their own specific page.

Membership of all types contributes to helping Yachting New Zealand offer a comprehensive package of products and services specifically designed to promote the advancement and growth of yachting in New Zealand.

If you would like more informaiton on any of these categories, please contact us.

Representing the needs and interests of all members...

Providing training for coaches, instructors, race officers, judges, umpires and race management volunteers

Regional Support
Providing a network of four Regional Support Officers working with clubs and regions nationwide

National Programmes
Management and support of national sailing programmes including Learn-to-Sail, SailSafe, Sailing… Have a Go! and NCEA

Learn to Sail
Maintaining and developing the syllabus for dinghy and keelboat learn to sail programmes ensuring the quality of sail training courses nationwide

Technical & Safety Support
Providing technical and safety support for yacht owners via Yachting New Zealand’s Safety Inspectors

Exemptions to Maritime Laws
Gained exemptions regarding speed restrictions, boat licensing and Safe Ship Management (SSM) to name a few

Information for Members
Acting as an information point for members’ enquiries via phone, email, Briefings, Yachting Quarterly, Lifelines Safety Newsletter and our comprehensive website

Relationships with Media
Promoting Yachting New Zealand activities and yachting and boating profile to the wider public

Trust Funding
Providing a point of reference for most charitable trusts. Many of the Trusts now require affiliation to a national body

Advocacy & Representation
Providing a strong and informed voice to protect the freedoms and interests of members – making representation to national and local government on issues such as marine farming, maritime safety, licensing, fees and environmental matters

World Sailing
Yachting New Zealand provides representation for World Sailing (previously known as ISAF). World Sailing governs the rules we race under, only affiliated clubs are allowed to race under these rules.

High Performance
Managing support and development of high performance sailors in preparation for international competition including the Olympics