Murrays Bay Sailing club aims to provide a sailing environment that caters for all levels of dinghy sailing within the family environment, with particular emphasis on developing young sailors to achieve excellence in the sport of centerboard sailing and into sailing as a sport for life.

The club is located on the beach at Murrays Bay on Auckland’s North Shore. The club runs a progressive training program ranging from Learn to Sail (LTS) through Learn to Race and then onto several fleets of performance racing dinghies. These fleets include
Optimist, P class, Starling, Laser, 420s, 29ers, 470’s and RS:X/Techno sail boards. We also have a strong fleet of Zephyr dinghies sailed by our more mature sailors.

Murrays Bay has a proud history and enviable track record of producing performance sailors. This tradition is continuing. The clubs history is rich with names of sailors recognized through national championships; Americas cup sailors and Olympic representatives. It is hard to quantify exactly why so many of our sailors do well. Clearly there is a tremendous amount of work put into training. It may also have something to do with the early training in excellent sailing waters found off the bay. We would like to think it is also a result of the friendly environment and companionship found at the club.

Document  Dated  Author  Pages   
Patrol Boats & Clubhouse        Maybe mid 70's  Unknown  2        
History of the Club        Maybe late 70's          Unknown          5  
P Class Timeline notes  1982  Unknown  3  
Newsletter Optimist Report  Feb 1984 Conway Stewart  1 Dean Barker at the Opti North Islands 

 


Please feel free to come and visit the club and meet members during midweek training nights or during Sunday club days during the season.

 

The old clubhouse comes down in 2016

Gary Hassall supervised a complete refit of Brin Wilson. Brin spent the winter of 2014 in Gary's factory while he and club members gave her a total overhaul. The yellow was retained, but there was a new floor, new seats, new electronics, new canopy, steering, anchor winch to ensure she gives many more years of service.