Naval Point Club Lyttelton – our home base and regular meeting spot. Naval Point Club has many benefits for cruisers, including discounts on haulout fees, a fantastic library, and club moorings located around the peninsula, as well as a great bar in the wardroom, and regular racing and cruising events.

Waikawa Boating Club – The Waikawa Boating Club is located in the heart of the Waikawa Marina right on the waters edge and provides an ideal gateway to exceptional cruising grounds of the stunningly beautiful Marlborough Sounds. Waikawa members enjoy the use of over 80 moorings located around the best anchorages throughout Queen Charlotte and Pelorus Sound and D”Urville Island. They have a comprehensive racing program for competitive yachties and our Restaurant, Bar and Wardroom are well known for great food and thirst quenching drinks not to mention the outstanding convivial company!

Dampier Bay Moorings Association – a group who have an interest and keep a watch on the Moorings situated in the Inner Harbour, Lyttelton, New Zealand. You can also find them on Facebook.

Crew List – Naval Point Club Lyttelton maintains a list of people who are keen to get out on the water either cruising or racing.

Island Cruising Association – Information, training, courses & rallies for cruisers. Based in the Bay of Islands – sign up for their regular cruising newsletter.

Bridon Cookes Canterbury hosted us recently for a tour of their factory. They specialise in ropes and wires.

Jack Tar Sailing – Cruise Lyttelton Harbour on a classic yacht. This company is run by Mike Rossouw one of our Little Ship Club Members.

Astrolabe Sailing – A blog about cruising and sailing adventures.

Nautilus Braids – Run by Ian McFarlane, one of our members Nautilus Braids specialises in the design and manufacture of high performance ropes.

Akaroa Cruisers Group

The Cruisers’ Group has four main purposes:

  1. The development of programmes and activities for those whose interests in boating either do not include or are not confined to keelboat racing;
  2. To provide a link between the Akaroa Yacht Club and the French Farm Aquatic Club;
  3. The encouragement of coastal and blue water cruising; and
  4. The welcoming of and assistance to vessels transiting the Coast.

The Group is both ‘free floating’ and informal, consisting of those who have expressed an interest in its aims and activities.  Its principal means of communication is by email – to be included in (or taken off) the Group’s mailing list please advise John Milligan (email address below)  Activities are coordinated by a team made up of those active in the Group and who are prepared to be involved in that way.  This is a somewhat fluid body, and anyone who wants to contribute is welcome to be part.  Again, the principal means of communication amongst this team will be by email.

The Group has no formal link with either the Akaroa Yacht Club or the French Farm Aquatic Club, although most of us are members of one or the other, and many of both.   It welcomes all who are interested in its aims and who wish to come to its events.  There is no subscription.  The Group hopes to function in an interactive manner, so that the nature of Group events reflects what it is that those who are part of it want.

At present the Group aims to organise events on (generally) the third Saturday in each month; on-water in the sailing season and an informative (and social) ‘Saturday Scuttlebutt’ in the winter.  The winter sessions will usually be at the FFAC clubhouse.  Ideas for these are welcome; the organisers need to know what Group members want and appreciate all the assistance they can get.  Two ‘general’ meetings of group members are held each year – April and September.

Notice of Group activities will be posted in the two clubhouses, sent by email to members of the Group.

For further information please contact:
Bob Jones at Bob Jones –  or John Milligan at

Christchurch Model Yacht Club – based in the centre of Hagley Park.

Canterbury Classic Boats The Canterbury Classical and Traditional Boats group is an organisation formed to promote the restoration and building of boats of classical and traditional design. Collectively we have had many years of competitive sailing and leisure boating in a wide range of craft from model boats through to dinghies, trailer sailors and power boats.

Christchurch/Lyttelton Contacts
Vining Ship Brokers – Irene Hayward 021 384 611
Naval Point Haulout – Tim Riley – 328 8067
Harbour Master – Jim Dilley –
Marine Stainless work – Andy Gillies – 029 772 0025
Davie Norris Boat Builder –

Picton/Waikawa Contacts
Yanmar Parts – Beach Road Marine. Ian Gardiner 03 573 8141
Waikawa Hardstand Manager – Bill Richards 027 246 2474
Waikawa Marina 
Boat Sales & Marina Berths – Phil
North Sails – Kent Luxton – 027 272 8089

If you would like to see your business or club advertised here just send us an email –

Lyttelton Harbour by night


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