The Mercury Bay Boating Club promotes sailing and seamanship to adults and youth in Whitianga, a thermal ocean village on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula. The Club runs a variety of centerboard and keeler events for their members in summer and winter. As of last year, the club has reinvigorated its youth sailing programs, and offers Learn to Sail 1, Learn to Sail 2, and youth mentoring programs for our juniors. Learn to Race clinics are also available and we are developing options for adults who wish to learn to sail as well. Optimists, Microns, and several multi-hulls make up our training fleet. The club distributes local cruising information and hosts several social events during the year. The club also supports water activities promoted by our local area school, our surf life saving association, and the local chapter of Sea Scouts. Framed by Cook's Beach, Shakespeare Cliffs, Tower Rock and Centre Island, Mercury Bay is a stunning venue not only for our local races but also for national regatta events.The club promotes and assists with these events, most recently hosting a fleet of Weta trimarans. The Mercury Bay Boating Club is made up of cruising and racing sailors young and old, with a passion for the sea, the unique coast, and the challenges of ocean racing.