Our Story

The NZ Sailing Trust was inspired by the adventures of Sir Peter Blake and his racing teams. We exist to ensure that key yachts from that history are preserved and sailing adventures are run on board to help inspire the next generation.  Preserving the past, in order to help shape the future.

The Trust was originally established in 2008 as a charity to preserve Lion New Zealand and ensure she was available for as many young New Zealanders to experience sailing and learn about New Zealand’s significant sailing history.

Our Vision

  • Preserve the legacy of the significant sailing vessels, Steinlager2 and Lion NZ
  • Use these sailing vessels to provide experiences for young New Zealanders that bring to life the values of leadership, courage and teamwork and a new appreciation for the Environment.
  • Help ensure the future of New Zealand’s maritime industry through providing inspiration to young New Zealand sailors.

To come sailing with the trust, you can step on board through any of our programmes; youth development and leadership journeys,  through our partnerships with schools and charities, through sailing and water safety for young people, youth racing, corporate charters and offshore racing opportunities.

Education is the key to achieving our objectives, to educate in this day and age you have to entertain and stimulate” Sir Peter Blake