The Akaroa Cruising Club was established in 1964 for the immediate purpose of promoting a regular Wellington-Akaroa race, and continued more or less sporadically until the mid 1980’s. At that time and through the generosity of Ces Stevens, a prominent local businessman, a clubhouse was built in its present location, just below the relocated Akaroa Heads lighthouse. In 1992 the Club had 140 members and about 30 yachts on its register. Today, with the amalgamation with the Akaroa Sailing Club located in the Boatshed a short walk along the beachfront, the newly named Akaroa Yacht Club has over 200 members and over 65 boats on its register.
The Club has a full racing schedule. Sunday is the Club’s racing day and visiting yachts are welcome to join any race. Club Trophies will be awarded only to boats that are skippered by a full member of the Akaroa Yacht Club.
Has showers, toilets and a kitchen with a microwave and tea and coffee making facilities. A small freezer is available for short-term requirements. Reasonable rubbish disposal is also available. These facilities are available to visiting boat owners at a cost of $5.00 per crew member per week or part thereof. Access to the Clubhouse may be obtained from the duty officer or Wardroom Manager during busy times or Brian Little at the Akaroa Auto Centre. This $5.00 charge makes each crew member a temporary member of the Club. This is essential in terms of our Club Premises Licence and all names must be entered into the book provided for this purpose. The Clubhouse has a new extended deck with a retractable roof which means the clubhouse is an attractive venue for private social functions. Members receive preferential rates of hire, for more information please email Clubhouse Hire