Rum Racing 2019
to May 17

Rum Racing 2019

Join us for a RNZYS Rum Race in 2019.

Each week the boat departs Auckland Viaduct at 3pm and usually returns alongside by 6pm.

Race around the harbour in the Royal NZ Yacht Squadron Friday Rum Race.

$100 per person.  $80 for NZ Sailing members or RNZYS members.

8th March 2019 - aboard Steinlager 2

22nd March 2019 - aboard Lion NZ (not confirmed, but taking expression of interest)

17th May 2019 - aboard Steinlager 2

24th May 2019 - aboard Lion NZ

For further information email or register here

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8:30 AM08:30

Exploring new shores on Steinlager 2 - Seaweek

Seaweek is New Zealand’s annual national week about the sea. Supporting sea week and educating people about the sea is strongly aligned with the Trust vision to encourage New Zealanders to have a new appreciation for our environment.

NZ Sailing Trust & Rotoroa Island are excited to be part of Seaweek and to take New Zealanders to explore the sea.

On this outing to Rotoroa Island we hope everyone will develop an appreciation of what it took to sail these yachts around the world and complete a challenge with a sense of respect and admiration for their fellow sailors and the sea.

We have a few activities we can do to learn about the marine environment and the Hauraki Gulf.

On arrival at Rotoroa Island we will have the opportunity to explore the island and what it has to offer. Jo Ritchie, the islands Ecologist will give a talk about the coastline work happening on the island.

The NZ Sailing Trust was set up in 2008 to preserve the legacy of the adventures of Sir Peter Blake, his racing teams and his vessels. Today we are achieving these goals by collaborating with schools and youth organisations to help young New Zealanders experience the thrill of sailing on one of New Zealand legendary yachts. Our sailing adventures are run on board to help inspire the next generation about the environment and the maritime industry.

Rotoroa is an island sanctuary and a place to experience first hand the conservation of iconic NZ Zealand species. A place to discover the history of the island at the museum, explore the beaches and walk around the native bush at your leisure.

Details are:

Depart 9.30am

Returning Between 4.30pm and 5pm

Lunch, hot drinks, safety life jackets and wet weather gear will be provided.

Price: $180 adults and $125 young adults. 

Ages: Minimum age 12 years of age if accompanied by an adult.   14 years of age unaccompanied by an adult. .

Book and pay online

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Holiday Fun Days
9:00 AM09:00

Holiday Fun Days

Full Day and Half Day (2 dates available)

If you are looking to fill in some time before the end of your holidays come join us on the legendary Steinlager 2.  Leave Auckland behind and explore the Hauraki Gulf under sail.

We are running a half day and a full day trip in January.

Full Day

Monday 21st January 2019

Depart 9am from Auckland Viaduct Marina, returning 5pm.

Morning sailing to Rotoroa Island in the Hauraki Gulf.  Have lunch (included) at Rotoroa and explore the island heritage village, museum, walks and do some volunteering with the Island Caretakers.  Sail back to Auckland in the afternoon.

No experience necessary, just a sense of adventure and fun.  Tea/Coffee and safety gear provided.

Adult $250pp, Child $140pp

Half Day

Friday 25th January 2019

Depart 10am from Auckland Viaduct Marina, returning 2pm.

Lunch stop and swim at Motihue Island in the Hauraki Gulf.  Lunch is not included but we can organize that for a small charge.

No experience necessary, just a sense of adventure and fun.  Tea/Coffee and safety gear provided.

Adult $125pp, Child $60pp

**Please note - Minimum age 12 years of age accompanied by an adult.  Individuals of 14 years of age will not be required to have adult supervision, just complete a parent consent form.

For more information email or register here

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Singles Rum Race
2:45 PM14:45

Singles Rum Race

We invite you to an afternoon of camaraderie and fun! Open to single professionals. No experience necessary just a desire to win a yacht race. 

Meet at 2.45pm, departing at 3pm for a fun race around the harbor in the Royal NZ Yacht Squadron Rum Race aboard the legendary yacht.

For further information email or register here

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Rum Racing on Steinlager 2
to Nov 16

Rum Racing on Steinlager 2

Let your Friday woes go, come Rum Racing

Join us on Steinlager 2 for Friday night Rum Racing with the RNZYS.  Unwind by getting the wind in your hair and enjoy the fun of social racing. 
No experience required. 

Friday 2nd November, 3pm-6pm

Friday 16th November, 3pm-6pm

All proceeds go back into our youth development sailing programmes.

For further information and to book your Friday afternoon email or Register here

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