Yachting New Zealand is the governing body for yacht racing in New Zealand. We provide support and a pathway for developing sailors from junior to elite level, and their coaches that guide them through the process.

Our role in this includes the administration of the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing and ensuring the quality of races and regattas including national and international championships and offshore events. We train and issue qualifications for judges, umpires and race officers who deliver fair competition. We provide support to these sailors through training clinics, scholarship opportunities and a pathway into YNZ’s high performance programme. Yachting New Zealand administers the national handicapping systems and maintains the country’s register of Keelboats, Trailer Yachts and Multihulls.