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Sailing on   The   Estuary

Since 1891


About Us

Sailing from Monck’s Bay since 1891, Christchurch Yacht Club is one of the oldest clubs in the country. 

Members past and present provide a roll-call of world-class yachties including New Zealand Olympic Medalists Peter Mander, Jack Cropp and Leslie Egnot.


With its distinctive, historic clubhouse past Redcliffs on the road to Sumner, CYC has access to the water at all states of the tide and enjoys sailing both on the Estuary and over the bar into Sumner Bay. Low tide sailing by the beach at Shag Rock is particularly popular.


CYC has strong fleets of Zephyrs and Lasers supported by a growing fleet of juniors sailing Optimists, O'pen Skiff, P Class and Starlings – all positively encouraged. 

New members and families are always welcome, with learn-to-sail and junior coaching programmes available throughout the season.  

Want To Learn to Sail?

For those who are interested in Learning to Sail, Young and Old we have a page full of all the information that you or your future America's Cup Sailors need!

If you can't find what your looking for, please feel free to send us an email and we will be more then happy to help

We Thank

Our Many Sponsors

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