Whether you're looking for relaxation or adventure, there are many recreational sailing options to suit you.


Sailing is a sport for life and Yachting New Zealand values the sport for the pure enjoyment that sailing and boating bring to the public. That’s why most of us love being on the water.

We encourage kiwis to get into sailing, take part in social sailing and in non-competitive events. When planning cruising voyages we offer safety and technical advice and perform yacht inspections which are a customs requirement for vessels leaving the country. YNZ lobbies to ensure continued freedom of navigation in the coastal marine area and unimpeded access to sheltered bays for both enjoyment and safety.