Yacht Racing

Experience the thrill of racing on these powerful ex Whitbread Round the World race boats. This is a hands on experience for one person or for a group of people and no experience is required, just a sense of adventure.

 
 
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Rum Racing


During selected Fridays throughout the year, the NZ Sailing Trust enter the boats in the RNZYS harbour series rum races held on Auckland harbour. This is a 2-3 hours experience with the thrill of racing a Whitbread maxi thrown in. They can cater for up to 25 people per boat. You could throw a challenge to your competitors or work colleagues and book both boats or simply enquire about taking a group out for the experience, from $100 per head..

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Maxi Racing Challenge


A two-hour experience on the Auckland Harbour and Inner Hauraki Gulf. Race head-to-head with up to 25 people on each boat (total of 50pax) around a course determined by our skippers on the day. A fun team-building event. Ideal for tagging on to a conference. Options, including the addition of two ex-Americas Cup boats, can cater for up to to 100 participants.

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Coastal Classic Yacht Race

The Coastal Classic Yacht Race from Devonport Wharf to Russell Wharf in the Bay of Islands, is New Zealand's premier fleet yacht race and has been held annually at Labour weekend since its inception in 1982.

Join us The NZ Sailing Trust for this premier race, over 12 hours of racing heading up the stunning coast of NZ with many other boats in various sizes. It is said to be one of the best races in the racing calendar. Why not do it on a legendary race boat?