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Welcome to Port Chalmers Yacht Club

Welcome to Dunedin’s longest established yacht club.  We have a very active sailing membership and racing programme along with a proud history of producing national champions across a variety of classes.

We welcome anyone who has an interest in sailing whether it is learning to sail, crewing or sailing your own boat.  Our clubhouse is a family-friendly and social space to relax after a day on the water.

Upcoming Events

August 11, 2020
August 16, 2020
  • Loyal Careys Bay Winter Series - Race 7

    August 16, 2020  12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Port Chalmers Yacht Club, 39 Peninsula Beach Rd, Port Chalmers 9023, New Zealand

    HWPC 13:19. 1.8m

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August 30, 2020
  • Loyal Careys Bay Winter Series - Race 8

    August 30, 2020  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Port Chalmers Yacht Club, 39 Peninsula Beach Rd, Port Chalmers 9023, New Zealand

    HWPC 13:30. 2.1m

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Port Chalmers Yacht Club1 week ago
Race 6 of The Loyal Carey’s Bay Winter Series is scheduled for this Sunday 2nd. August. Open to all yachts on the harbour and beyond. Warning Signal 1155hrs. (Note that this is an earlier warning signal to assist in running a second race) High Water at Port Chalmers 1431hrs.—(2.1metres). Communications via V.H.F. channel 77. Entries to Committee Boat “Beverly Pearl”. Note—should conditions be good and time allow we will run a second race in an attempt to get Race 1 completed. Notification of this will be via V.H.F. channel 77 towards the conclusion of the initial race. There will be a Prize-giving at the Carey’s Bay Hotel at the conclusion of the days racing. Enquiries to Jim Perry—021-657-416
Port Chalmers Yacht Club
Port Chalmers Yacht Club2 weeks ago
A few changes to the committee for the coming year with Commodore Richard Hawkins and Rear Commodore Les McBean stepping down along with Vice Commodore Sam Cross and Committee member Jack Densem. Sincere thanks must be extended for all their time and assistance to the club especially Les who has been Rear Commodore for an outstanding 24 years. We are very pleased that he will still be around to share his knowledge with the new Rear Commodore and the Club.

Your new committee is:

Commodore : Steve Duder
Immediate Past Commodore : Richard Hawkins
Vice Commodore : Greg Densem
Rear Commodore : Graeme Hoskins
Treasurer : Garry Paterson
Secretary : Sarah Duder
Committee : Les McBean, Sam Cross, Grant Innes, Rita Przybilski, Mike McGarry and Jim Perry

Congratulations to all.

I’m sure we are all looking forward to a great 20/21 season!
Port Chalmers Yacht Club
Port Chalmers Yacht Club2 weeks ago
Congratulations to the prize winners from the 2019/2020 season.

Prizegiving 2019—2020 Season

Potter Cup
Our traditional opening day trophy –first presented in 1954 by the family of Club Stalwart, Bert Potter and this year won yet again by Menace - Richard Hawkins


Ward Cup
Competed for over an aggregate series prior to the Christmas break. This year won by Menace - Richard Hawkins


Ozark Cup
Sailed for over a nominated series for all trailer yachts. This year won by Comfortably Numb - Sam Cross


Holden Cup
Sailed for in one nominated race. This year the 25th January with a 10 boat fleet duly won by Coalition Split - Phil Heseltine


Boyes Trophy
This trophy is awarded by the committee for the junior sailor who has demonstrated good seamanship, good attitude and good effort - Jack Densem


Ken Camp Memorial Cup
Competed for by all the club’s boats for winning the most line honours throughout the season. The winner by just one point from Comfortably Numb is Menace - Richard Hawkins


Wiseman Memorial Cup
This trophy commemorates our founding member Alf Wiseman. Sailed for in one race this year. It was the first race on the 1st February - won by Comfortably Numb - Sam Cross


Gardener Cup
This year we trialled a mid-week Shorthanded series which got off to a great start with 7 boats in the first race The overall winner Menace - Richard Hawkins


Matua Cup
With 2 wins and 2 second places and in the final race an absolute blinder of a finish, having trailed behind Easy Rider –for 3 hours 49 minutes this boat sneaked past right on the line to win by one second - a real Americas cup finish! Amazing! Light Fingers - Mike McGarry
Port Chalmers Yacht Club
Port Chalmers Yacht Club2 weeks ago
Just a quick reminder that the AGM will be held on Sunday 26th July at 2pm at the Clubhouse with the prizegiving to be held at the conclusion of the AGM.

Please bring a plate for afternoon tea.

Any apologies to Sarah Duder (secretary@pcyc.org.nz) or Richard Hawkins (commodore@pcyc.org.nz).
Port Chalmers Yacht Club
Port Chalmers Yacht Club2 months ago
Race 3 of The Loyal Carey’s Bay Winter Series is scheduled for this Sunday 21st. June. A pre-season Briefing will take place on Saturday 20th. June at 1600hrs. at the Loyal Carey’s Bay Clubrooms—the Carey’s Bay Hotel. Open to all yachts on the harbour and beyond. Warning Signal 1355hrs. High Water at Port Chalmers 1543hrs.—(2.0metres). Communications via V.H.F. channel 77. Entries to Committee Boat “Beverly Pearl”. Note—should conditions be good and time allow we will run a second race in an attempt to get Races 1 and 2 completed. Notification of this will be via V.H.F. channel 77 towards the conclusion of the initial race. There will be a Prize-giving at the Carey’s Bay Hotel at the conclusion of the days racing. Enquiries to Jim Perry—021-657-416.
Port Chalmers Yacht Club
Port Chalmers Yacht Club3 months ago
For those of you planning on heading out on the water this weekend, please note the Clubhouse remains closed.