Welcome to the Auckland Yacht and Boating Association (AYBA)

Auckland Yacht & Boating Assn (AYBA) is the Regional Yachting Association for the Auckland area incorporating some 50 boating clubs from Omaha in the north to Clarks Beach at the southern end of the Manukau Harbour.

Download the Auckland Harbour and Sailing Events Calendar

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

  • Regional coordination of the centreboard and keelboat racing programme.
    • Printed annually in The Boaties Book
    • Updated during the year on the AYBA website
  • Input to resource management issues
    • Involvement in coastal and other planning done by local government
    • Submissions on applications for marine farms, jetties, moorings, etc
  • Meetings of club delegates to discuss issues and share experiences
  • Encouragement of interaction between clubs
    • To learn from successes and standardise common practices
    • To pool resources for major events and regattas
  • Funding support for coaching and training initiatives for Auckland boaties
  • Provision of VHF radio Channel 66 beyond Auckland harbour and Channel 27 which covers from Tamaki to Hobsonville
  • Installation of a light on Rotoroa Island at Lat/Long 36.49.39S 175.11.99E
  • Contact point for public enquiries about boating clubs in the Auckland area

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

Contact Information

Address: PO Box 90 977, Victoria Street West, AUCKLAND 1142
Telephone: (09) 302 2030
Email: ayba.secretary@gmail.com
Secretary: Tanya Ankersmit
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Chairperson: Ian Clouston
  (09) 478 8694
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Treasurer: Tanya Ankersmit