We exist to celebrate and encourage the ownership, use and restoration
of classic wooden boats in a manner that emphasises safe sailing, cheerful performance and generous conviviality with a minimum of stuffy administration.

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The Mahurangi Cruising Club was formed in 1988. The story told is that a small group of friends, sitting around on a beach in the Mahurangi Harbour, decided to create a home for disaffected sailors who did not want to belong to a proper yacht club. Rather, what was needed was a something less formal, very inclusive and definitely without a club house with all the complications and costs that property entails. A committee was thought to be essential, though – one that had a lot of fancy titles, could organise a programme of events and compete for lots of lovely trophies. A very large tree stump outside the heritage Scott house at Scott’s Landing on the Mahurangi Peninsula was claimed as the new club HQ and the vision of the club was formalised as ‘Encouraging the ownership, use and restoration of classic wooden boats’.


Mahurangi Regatta 2017

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January 2018 Newsletter

Dear secret admirers, friend and members of the Mahurangi Cruising Club, best wishes for Happy New Year on the water and elsewhere! Many of you provided positive and constructive and also …


Waimanu, which sank on Saturday while sailing from Vanuatu to Auckland was in our last Mahurangi Regatta 2017. She was a Townson 32 and PHIL, her owner, was a member …