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What we do

On behalf of the 17,000 members of boating clubs in this area, AYBA provides:-

  1. Regional coordination of the centreboard and keelboat Racing Programme

    • Printed annually in The Boaties Book

    • Updated during the year on the AYBA website

  2. Input to resource management issues

    • Involvement in coastal and other planning done by local government

    • Submissions on applications for marine farms, jetties, moorings, etc

  3. Meetings of club delegates to discuss issues and share experiences

  4. Encouragement of interaction between clubs

    • To learn from successes and standardise common practices

    • To pool resources for major events and regattas

  5. Funding support for coaching and training initiatives for Auckland boaties

  6. Provision of VHF radio Channel 66 beyond Auckland harbour and Channel 4 which covers from Tamaki to Hobsonville

  7. Installation of a light on Rotoroa Island at Lat/Long 36.49.39S 175.11.99E

  8. Contact point for public enquiries about boating clubs in the Auckland area

Joining a club

AYBA encourages boaties to join a boating club. AYBA’s affiliated clubs are listed here showing types of boats they cater for – centreboard, keelboats, runabouts, and launches – and for various activities – learning, racing, and cruising.

The benefits of club membership include:

  • Programmes of events and activities

  • Club facilities

  • Comradeship

  • Advantages under various pieces of legislation