The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron is the new home of the America’s Cup after Emirates Team New Zealand (representing RNZYS) won the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda.
RNZYS is the largest yacht club in New Zealand, and now with the prized America’s Cup in its possession — the oldest sporting trophy in the world — they are one of the best places to
be in Auckland!
This iconic club is located in one the most prime locations in the City of Sails, RNZYS has 360-degree views spanning from the Auckland Harbour Bridge, across to the sunny North Shore, with full views of the city and Sky Tower, then around and all the way up the harbour towards west Auckland – arguably making it the most scenic club in the city, if not the entire country.
They offer a very wide range of services for members, and you do not need to be a sailor to join or to enjoy great benefits from your membership. If you live local or work in the CBD it is a great organisation to be a part of. They have a huge range of off water activities for members, including guest speaker lunches, themed evenings, rugby and America’s Cup viewings, superb food and beverage, picnics and social get togethers, to name a few.
The Members Bar is open seven days a week with a wide range of delicious options, kids eat free in the weekends and it would have to be the best-priced beer and wine in the city. If you’re looking for something a little more up market, then you will find yourself in the Quarterdeck Restaurant open for lunch and dinner Wednesday to Friday. Discounts for members apply not only to food and drinks but fuel, clothing and events as well.
On the water they have a huge range of options for members to take advantage of, including various sailing series, cruising series for sail and motor vessels alike, Learn to Sail and Learn to Race courses, as well as a brand new fishing division with competitions held throughout the summer months.
RNZYS is a very popular function facility with a large choice of space for up to 400 people. They can host any type of event or function you have in mind, whether it be a wedding, 21st birthday party, corporate AGM meeting, cocktail party or anything you wish. With ample free parking, an amazing view and very good food and facilities, you don’t need to look any further than RNZYS when it comes to organising your special event.
They are always welcoming new members of all ages to the squadron, so give them a call and arrange a time to go down and take a look. With memberships starting from about $25 per month, it is a cost effective way to be part of something very special.
Words: Andrew Delves