Sailing / Yacht Club
Commodore Keith Ingram
Club Manager Lyle Tresadern
Bucklands Beach Yacht Club is situated in popular Half Moon Bay, Auckland, New Zealand, a marine suburb with a local population drawn to the area by the attractive water activities. The Club is well placed to offer facilities for training and encouragement to young enthusiasts as well as experienced yachties and boaties. Several international and Olympic sportsmen and women are members - among them Barbara and Bruce Kendall and Joey Allen of Team NZ.
The Club was formed in 1949, when a few hardy pioneering centreboarders needed facilities for racing, and the first clubhouse was an 8ft x 6ft plywood box that was kept behind the post-office and carried to the beach each Saturday. The Yacht Club now holds dress circle views over the Tamaki Estuary. The first club rooms were built at Grangers Point in the 50’s along with a haul out reclamation. The original building is still in use for race control and as a base for centreboard activities. The haulout is used throughout the winter for boat maintenance.
Half Moon Bay