Summer Cruising Series is sailed over weekends during the summer months commencing November and is a combination of passage races, fun rallies, beach activities and barbecues. It is a wonderful way to enjoy our beautiful Hauraki Gulf, to find new places to visit, to make new friendships and cultivate existing ones. The Series combines sailing and beach activities, BBQs. and socialising.

While the cruising races appeal to the club sailor, they are also a great opportunity for new sailors and their families to find out more about their boats, improve their sailing knowledge and find out about the sailing rules. Interspersed between these cruising races are the more leisurely activities including a Xmas rally, fun beach activities which include Petanque, Beach Bowls, Beach Cricket, Model Yacht sailing, a Fishing Competition, Lady Skippers Race and a couple of Champagne Breakfasts.

This Series is open to all Club Members with a yacht, trailer sailer or launch. Other Club Members are invited to join in the social activities that complement the Cruising Races, including the Rally Weekends, when your mode of transport is of no consequence as long as it can reach the destination concerned. The prizes are very good, with both race prizes and spot prizes being similar and plentiful. 

Series Entry is $125 nzd for Member $175 nzd for non members

Click here to download entry form for BBYC Summer Cruising Series 2021/2022

Notice to Competitors for 13th February 22 Race

Click here for Summer Cruising 2021/22 Sailing Instructions & Course Details


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Click Here for Major Friday Afternoon Fun Race 2021/22 Sailing Instructions and Course Details

ORGANISING AUTHORITY: Bucklands Beach Yacht Club, P O Box 54 005, The Marina, Auckland 2144
Ph: (09) 534 3046 or  email:

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