"Seeing kids fall in love with sailing is the ultimate reward"

Don Allan, Head Coach

Don Allan

Sailing Director / Head Coach

Don Allan

I started sailing in a P class yacht having joined Kohi Yacht Club. Outgrowing my P class I bought an OK dingy which I sailed for fun! Javelins came next and racing off the Tamaki Yacht Club. My next excursion was in the M classes.. Read More

Patrick Londeen

Coach

Patrick Londeen

I learned to sail on a lake in Kansas when I was about nine, after my parents bought a 22ft Trailer Sailor. I love the combination of cruising and exploring new places, and I also love competing and racing. Read More

Blake Nicholson

Coach

Blake Nicholson

I started sailing at Murrays Bay when I was 9 in an Optimist, and progressed through to the Green and Open fleets. I then moved on to sail P-class, Starling, 29er, 420 and most recently, Laser Radial. Read More

Bevan Warner

Assistant Coach

Bevan Warner

I learned to sail on my home Lake of Taupo when I was about 10, in a good old Optimist. Sailing is good fun, peaceful and an awesome way to experience the great outdoors. Read More

Andrew Goldfinch

Assistant Coach

Andrew Goldfinch

I learned to sail when I was 13, at NBYC in a Starling. I love sailing because it makes you feel completely free and able to forget about everything else. Read More