Our Membership Options

We invite you to join the club

We like people to think of the club as their 'other' place, a city bach by the sea, a meeting place on the harbour's edge, a comfortable place to play, to do business, to socialise and to relax at, right in the heart of Wellington City's iconic waterfront.

If sailing is your thing then we have a comprehensive year round sailing programme that is the envy of many a city around the world. We have a wide variety of sailing opportunities from harbour races, to cruising, to regattas, to offshore racing, to social sailing, to night racing and much, much more.

You don't need to be into sailing to belong to the club. We have a wide range of facilities and programmes which you are more than welcome to take full advantage of. These include a year round programme of social events, yachts to take your family and friends out for a sail, two bars, meeting rooms for your out-of-office meetings or seminars, an ocean sports centre for all your boating education needs and functions spaces for your next party, big or small.

What are the benefits of personal membership?

As a general club member you receive:

  • 10% off the price of food and beverages in the Club Cafe and Bars
  • 10% discount at the just-opened Coene's Provisions. Help our new neighbours feel welcome -
    try some of their delicious tasting plates and show your membership card to get a sweet discount off your bill.
  • 10% off the price of Function Room Hire for meetings or parties
  • 10% off the price of Wellington Ocean Sports Centre Courses
  • a variety of Social Events throughout the year
  • great friendships and professional contacts
  • Reciprocal Rights at yacht clubs around the world
  • Access to discounts on a variety of Members' Businesses

Sailing members enjoy the above benefits and also receive a great Racing Programme.

What are the categories of personal membership and how much do they cost?

There are two main categories of personal membership - General at $160 and Senior Sailing at $420.

Within the sailing membership category you can also take out a family sailing membership for $840, an overseas sailing membership at $160, and a student/junior sailing membership at $100.

If I want to participate in racing what type of membership do I need?

You have to be a sailing member to participate in the Club's racing programme. You can sail in three races to try it out but after that you have to be a sailing member.

If you are an active sailing member of another Wellington yacht club you can join as a general member and participate in up to ten races in the 12 months of your membership.

If you have completed a Wellington Ocean Sports Centre sailing course in the last two months then you can join as a general member for one year and sail in as many races as you like in that 12 month period.

Where do I get a copy of the membership form?

You can download a copy of the Membership Form here.

Where do I get a copy of the Club's rules?

View the club's Rules.

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by providing a key sporting, recreational, business and social focal point for Wellingtonians.