Kerikeri Cruising club has an active programme in support of centreboard sailing, catering from youngsters learning to sail through to advanced coaching in youth and senior classes. Sailors can participate in a series of regattas throughout the year. The effectiveness of this programme is reflected in the international success a number of our sailors have achieved in recent years.
We are proud to have mentored such sailors as: Jeffery Clark, Reuben Corbett, Sharon Ferris, Graham and Warwick Fleury, Andy Maloney and Blair Tuke.
LEARN TO SAIL PROGRAMME
The learn to sail programme is based at Lake Manuwai using a fleet of Able, Optimist and Sunburst dinghies. These sessions take place on Saturdays, October to December and late January to March, from 9.0am to noon. Learn more here
On Saturday afternoons advanced training and racing in two person Mistrals is offered for old and young. The eight Mistrals are also available for racing at Doves Bay and further afield.
Derry Godbert 09 407 8058
Simone Scully 09 407 3534
Steve Rundall 09 407 3830
The Splash is an international youth class single handed yacht. A great boat in its own right the Splash is also an ideal stepping stone to the Laser. The Club supports an active fleet of these yachts, sailing from Doves Bay. Two Splashes are owned by the Club and may be hired for a nominal sum by sailors who have passed Learn to Sail Level 2 and weigh over 50kg.
Contact person: Garry Colebrook 09 4076297
The club supports the Kerikeri High School sailing squad to campaign 420’s in inter school team racing, a sport steadily growing in popularity. The High School team has been National Champions many times.
Contact person: Wendy Butler 09 4077165
A CLASS CATAMARANS
Kerikeri is the home of a fleet of A Class cats, renowned for their spectacular performance.
Contact person: Kevin Wichman 09 4078391