Corona and the Auckland On Water Boat Show

The CYA’s very own Richard Allen is the star of a new clip “Corona – a Classic Yacht” on NZBoatShowTV. The recently restored Corona (H18), is making a an appearance at this weekend’s Auckland On Water Boat Show. Always a great day out – check out the website for details.



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Opening Day race coming up this Saturday 1st October

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Opening Day is coming up on Saturday October 1st! There’s something for everyone, including a Family Cup Race, kids fishing competition, stand up paddle boarding, and more! This is also our first points race for the CYA Harbour Series.  Get your entries in before this Wednesday – Notice of Race and entry info now available on the sailing page

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2016 Classic Yacht & Launch Exhibition – Mullet Boats

—Celebrating the Mullet Boat, an Iconic Yacht Class—


From humble fishing boat to one of the most recognisable yachts on Auckland Harbour, the Mullet boat has become a part of New Zealand’s maritime history.

This free public exhibition at Viaduct Harbour and Karanga Plaza will showcase the story behind these iconic yachts.

See some of the finest examples of ‘Mulleties’ rafted up. Enjoy informative displays about the boats and the builders and designers responsible for elevating these yachts from ordinary beginnings to cult classics. Mullet boat owners and other classic yacht enthusiasts will be on hand to share their stories and memories of this unique New Zealand yacht.

Please visit for further information.

 Dates and times: Sat 8 Oct & Sun 9 Oct, 10am-4pm

 Location: Karanga Plaza

Wynyard Crossing

Corner Jellicoe and Halsey Street, Wynyard Quarter

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2016-2017 CYA season calendar is now out!

Our 2016-2017 calendar is now out. Check out the great range of events we’ve got coming up, kicking off with the RNZYS Opening Day Race on 01 October. More info on the Sailing page. See you all on the water soon!

Click on the image below for a full size PDF.


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Classic Yacht Journal – October 2016 issue out now!

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Welcome to the CYA website

A refuge for owners and admirers of wooden boats. Take your time and look around – maybe check out our fleet or see what events are coming up.

If you need advice about a wooden boat or are trying to track down that old family yacht or launch or just want to crew on a classic – the Forum section is the place to be!

Upcoming Events

all-day 2016 Classic Yacht & Launch Exhi...
2016 Classic Yacht & Launch Exhi...
Oct 8 – Oct 9 all-day
This year’s Classic Yacht & Launch exhibition celebrates the Mullet Boat, an iconic yacht class. Held at Karanga Plaza, Wynyard Crossing, 10am – 4pm each day.
all-day Labour Weekend Cruise
Labour Weekend Cruise
Oct 21 – Oct 24 all-day
Coinciding with the Mahurangi Cruising Club Spring Splash and the reopening of the Kawau Boating Club for the season, join other CYA members for a weekend rally to Kawau.
all-day Upper Harbour Regatta
Upper Harbour Regatta
Nov 5 all-day
Double-header race in the upper harbour.
all-day Riverhead Brunch
Riverhead Brunch
Nov 6 all-day
Join the CYA launch fleet at the Riverhead Hotel for a late morning brunch. Shallow draft yachts can happily follow the launches up the ditch; alternatively you can join us by car. (high tide 1239hrs)
all-day Gulf Harbour Cruise
Gulf Harbour Cruise
Nov 19 – Nov 20 all-day
Cruise & Boat Hop @ Fairway Bay Marina. More details to come soon.