Club Classes & Racing Fees

Club Classes & Racing Fees - Napier Sailing Club Inc.

The Napier Sailing Club is extremely active. We organise and host regattas and races throughout the year.

Racing Fees

Entry Fees

Crewed Boats Seniors: $10
Senior/Intermediate: $10
Junior/School pupil crews: $5

Day Sailor (up to 3 events per season): $10

Season Fees*

Crewed boat Senior: $160
Senior/Intermediate: $125
Junior/School pupil crews: $50
Subsequent family siblings: $25

* for Saturday club races only. To be paid in full in advance.

Competition Classes


OptimistAn international class, that is excellent for children interested in learning how to sail. Suitable for children aged 8 – 15 years. The club has Optimists available for hire.

CONTACT:    Steve Potbury     027 6201 307


  • H Thompson Trophy H'cp
  • Epiglass Cup H'cp
  • Summer Regatta
  • Open Boat Challenge H'cp
  • Art Deco Race
  • Coulam Family Trophy
  • Ericksen Honda Cup H'cp
  • Icicle Regatta

O'Pen Skiff

Open skiff

A modern and planing hull, more in the form of a skiff, The O’pen Skiff gives a dynamic responsive fast sailing experience of a true dinghy that heels. A powerful boat that provides kids the same excitement normally experienced on a boat as adults. 7000+ in use worldwide.

With its 2.75m x 1.14m Open design, including a totally open self draining stern, it offers fast fun. Young sailors are fully independent on the water and will be proud to sail such a modern-looking and elegant boat, one that both sails and looks like the boat of today’s champions.
Speed comes close to the Laser 4.7. Good sail and boat trim is rewarded with fast planning on all points of sailing, especially surfing waves downwind
The ideal weight for a user of this boat is 30 – 65 kg, but it can accommodate up to 90 kg, sailors age is 8 to 15 yrs but up 17yrs not uncommon.
Car-top transport is easy as hull weighs 45 kg. Rig and foils fit in a bag under the hull. The O’pen Skiff is unloaded, rigged and ready to race in less than 10 minutes.

CONTACT:  Brooke Faulknor     0274 401 661


  • Goodall Family Trophy H'cp
  • Series 2 H'cp
  • Series 3 H'cp
  • Faulknor Cup Champs
  • Art Deco Race
  • Icicle Regatta


starlingThe Starling Class yacht is a one-man intermediate aged sailor, centreboard yacht that has been used to train most of New Zealand’s teenage yachtsmen over a period of three decades.
Des Townson designed the Starling as a 9 foot 6 inch (2.9 metre) long by 4-foot (1.21 metre) wide plywood, hard-chine centreboard yacht. The boat structure is simple enough to enable home construction, although demand led to the availability of a fibreglass option in 2000. The original concept was to produce a one design home built boat that could be produced inexpensively and raced without continual outlay for additional rig and sail combinations. Consequently the spars are an aluminium one-design section from a single supplier and the North Sail is also strictly one-design.

CONTACT:   Philipp Otto    021 052 6745


  • Moth Junior Cup H'cp
  • Hindmarsh Cup H'cp
  • Tony Hill Trophy Champs
  • Hislop Cup H'cp
  • Art Deco Race
  • Icicle Regatta


europeThe Europe is a one-person dinghy designed in Belgium in 1960 by Alois Roland as a class legal Moth dinghy. The design later changed into its own one-design class.The dinghy is ideal for sailors weighing 50–75 kilos. The hull is made of fibre glass and weighs 45 kg, fully rigged 60 kg. The dinghy is tapering in the stem and round in the bottom. The sail is made of dacron. The mast is made of carbon fibre and specially designed to the sailor. A soft mast is best for light sailors, while heavier sailors use stiffer masts. Sails are also specially designed according to mast stiffness and crew weight.
The Europe was introduced as an Olympic class in the 1992 Summer Olympics as the women's single-handed dinghy. It was replaced by the Laser Radial in the 2008 Summer Olympics.


Laser ClassA one person dinghy, one design made from fibreglass. The Laser has three common rigs in use, the Standard (7.06 m2 sail), Radial (5.76 m2), 4.7 (4.7 m2). The Radial has a smaller mast and a radial cut sail designed for lighter crew weights. The Laser is the most popular sailing dinghy in the world, is an international and olympic class. Sailors range from the ages of 16 – 70+, and there are master, and youth competitions.

Contact:   Gill Waiting     870 1063


  • Laser Agency Trophy H'cp
  • Vann Family Trophy H'cp
  • Summer Regatta
  • Harbour Master's Trophy H'cp
  • Art Deco Race
  • Laser Cup Champ's & Radial Champ's
  • Icicle Regatta

Phase II

Phase II ClassThe Phase II is a light, fast, no hassle to rig or to sail, low maintenance two person 13 ft dinghy. Constructed from fibreglass. Phase II has a simple stayed rig with a main and jib, suitable for the father or mother with the son or daughter, or wife and husband.


sunburst 2The Sunburst is a two-handed, 3.5 metres (11 ft) centreboard sailing dinghy. It was designed in the late 1960s in New Zealand by John Balmain Brooke, where it was to become one of the most popular classes of boat. It is popular as a craft for teaching beginner sailors, and is used in races in New Zealand.
Although designed as a two-person boat, a Sunburst can easily be sailed by a single person in light to moderate conditions using just the mainsail only, or mainsail and jib. The Sunburst is usually rigged with a mainsail, jib and spinnaker. Construction is of wood or fiberglass, with a minimum hull weight of 77 kg. National Regattas are held annually



  • Series 1 - 4 H'cp
  • Summer Regatta
  • Art Deco Race
  • Icicle Regatta

Paper Tiger Catamaran

Paper Tiger   (Twin hull) boat. Fast and exciting sailing. Ideal for adrenaline junkies between 65 -80 kg weight.

   Contact:   Nathan Percy       027 3427 217


  • Takapuna Cup H'cp
  • Thompson Cup H'cp
  • Summer Regatta
  • Spriggs Trophy Champ's
  • Art Deco Race
  • Restoration Cup H'cp
  • Paul Wood Memorial Trophy
  • Icicle Regatta

OK Dinghy

OK DinghyOne person 14 ft Dinghy, quite technical. Popular local & international Class.

Contact:    Rob Hengst      021 363 351


  • Ray Sellar Cup
  • Angus Cup
  • East Coast Champs
  • Summer Regatta
  • Combination Cup
  • Sprint Series
  • Art Deco Race
  • Agnew Cup Champs
  • Icicle Regatta

A Class Catamaran

A ClassOne person catamaran (twin hull), sailing boat, for the speed freak. Need experience to handle one of these monsters.

Trailer Yachts Div 1 

    ross harbour race ross cropped    Incl Sports Boats & 14ft, Fireball, Flying Fifteen, Dragon, Bailey, Jav,
        Gazelle, Elliot 5.9 & 6.5, Ross 650 & 780

            Contact:    Mark Sheldrake         021 1746 592


  • Unicorn Tropht Hcp
  • NHBG Trophy Hcp
  • Tinker Trophy Hcp
  • Epiglass (2 handed) + W&K
  • Milburn Trophy 30 miler
  • Art Deco Race
  • Summer regatta
  • Icicle Regatta

Trailer Yachts Div 2

Trailer Yachtthis class consists of the following types of yachts :-

Hartley 16, Warwick 7.1, Cirrus 20, Farr 6000,  Noelex 22.

Contact:    Thijs Calkoen       06 878 6265


  • Go Cola Trophy
  • Milburn Trophy 30 miler
  • Small Family Trophy
  • Pratley Trophy
  • Farr 6000 Trophy
  • Art Deco Race
  • Icicle Regatta

Hartley 16

Hartley 16Trailer sailer, ideal for the entire family.



Noelex 25

Noelex 25A larger version of the Noelex 22 class.

Contact:    Paul Redman       06 836 6248


  • Contender Cup H'cp
  • Long Race 30 miler
  • Elliot Jug
  • Summer Regatta
  • Zephyr Cup H'cp
  • Art Deco Race
  • Fun Race Art Deco Weekend
  • Nolex 25 Cup Champ's
  • Icicle Regatta

Keeler & Open              


 Include anything not in above groups

Contact:    Mark Sheldrake         021 1746 592


  • Handicap Series (1)
  • Handicap Series (2)
  • Summer Regatta
  • Handicap Series (3)
  • Art Deco Race
  • Handicap Series (4)
  • Icicle Regatta


Latitude/Longitude: -39.485687 / 176.892407

Phone: +64 6 835 3811
Out of hours emergency contact: +64272093868

63 West Quay
Ahuriri, Napier
New Zealand


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