Port Chalmers Yacht Club

Port Chalmers Yacht Club is a friendly local club which encourages participation by all yachties, both racing and cruising.

Club Activities

We run a mixed programme of club races and open events. Our aim is to foster friendly competition in and between, all classes and types of yacht. Racing is open to all, with most races being run as mixed-fleet events. At present the bulk of our "home" fleet is trailer yachts & keelers. There are a few centreboarders based at the club, and boats from other clubs join in our events regularly.

In particular we have an arrangement with the Otago Trailer Yacht Squadron so that many of their events are based from our clubhouse, with the two clubs sharing race administration duties. This has resulted in increased fleets which means everyone enjoys their sailing more.

Our sailing calendar runs from late September to early April, with something programmed for most weekends. Most club races are held on Saturdays, and will typically be either short-course racing or point-to point races. Racing is open to Members and non-Members alike, on payment of the entry fee, but please ensure your crew's details are recorded at the clubhouse for safety.

Our major annual events are: