Kohimarama Yacht Club (KYC) is a renowned junior and youth sailing club based in Auckland.

With a strong focus on educating young athletes and enhancing their sailing skills, KYC is committed to providing a pathway for junior and youth sailors to participate in club, national and international events.

KYC is focused on providing a pathway for all our members and a supportive environment, both on and off the water, that is inclusive, fun, energetic, supportive and motivating. KYC is proud to host two prestigious regattas every year – Junior Sail Auckland and the PredictWind Girls Champs (the largest female-only junior and youth sailing regatta in the Southern Hemisphere).

Our members sail a range of boats from optimists, P-Class, starlings and feva’s through to 29ers and 420s, WASPZ and Wing Foils. Our learn to sail programme is a highly regarded introduction to the sport of sailing for children aged 9+. The club has approximately 100 member families, with about 120 boats sailing on a full club day.

Many of our talented sailors have competed in nationally and globally recognised class-specific regattas and significant events such as the Olympic Games, America’s Cup and Sail GP.

Our club day takes place on a Sunday, with training in the morning and club racing in the afternoon. Additional training for most fleets is available on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

We have a fantastic clubhouse on the water at Tamaki Drive and a boat shed at nearby Madills Farm. The boat shed houses our fleet of 18 inflatable patrol boats. In addition, we have our outer course start boat, Marama, which is moored at the Outboard Boating Club.

KYC is a smoke-free, vape-free club. If you have any questions please email us on info@kyc.org.nz

Our Team

KYC is run by a dedicated team of volunteers passionate about encouraging young sailors to love the sport and empowering them to go on to be competitive sportspeople.

The committee is elected at the club AGM and is chaired by our commodore. With strong governance and experience in sailing, health and safety and sustainability, members of the committee have responsibility for the overall operation and management of the club activities, the buildings, boats and other assets of the club.

Club revenue is generated by member subscriptions, sponsorship and grants. KYC is very fortunate to have the support of Barfoot & Thompson as our main sponsor.

Flag Officers and Committee

PatronTom Schnackenberg
PresidentLuke Jenkins lukepjenkins@icloud.com021842639
CommodoreAndy Stone & Jo Kensington-Stoneandystone485@gmail.com, kensingtonjoanne@gmail.com021638853, 021505759
Vice CommodoreColin HigsonColin534@icloud.com0272561230
Rear CommodoreLinda Heckler
SecretaryEdwine Whiteedwine_gers@yahoo.com021 2575366
TreasurerPam McLauchlanPam.paul1@gmail.com02102545645
Club CaptainRene van der Voortrvandervoort@yahoo.co.nz0274164010

Fleet Captains

Learn to SailBrenda Orrbrenda@orr.co.nz021 792 982
Learn to RaceNick & Carmen Fitnessnickfitness@gmail.com, c4rm3n.bell@gmail.com021665949, 02108286182
GreenSimon Fry simon@real.co.nz021328269
Optimist OpenNeill Arnold neill.arnold@gmail.com0274883968
P ClassAndy Stone & Neill Arnold andystone485@gmail.com, neill.arnold@gmail.com021 638 853, 0274883968
StarlingCraig White craig.white@fphcare.co.nz0226006878
29erAndrew Kensingtonandy@pde.co.nz021842639

Other Positions

Health & SafetyMurray Scott
YNZ delegateLuke Jenkins
AYBA RepJo Kensington-Stone
NZIODA delegateMichael Shirley
Eastern Marine networkRichard Howse
Girls CoordinatorBronny Howse
Enews EditorJo Kensington-Stone
Enews content coordinatorLinda Heckler
MOSSBrian & Brenda Orr
Rib trainingBrian Orr
Web pageJacky Sun
Club house rentalColin Higson
Galley/Bar teamLuke Jenkins
Social DirectorTBC
Club House MaintenanceTBC
Social Media teamAndy Kensington, Luke Jenkins, Jo Kensington, Bronny Howse
Deck teamDan Alderson
Marama CaptainLuke Jenkins