What’s Happening

There’s all sorts going on at the lake this season! Keep reading to see our upcoming programmes.


John Dixon Trailer Yacht Regatta – Our yearly trailer yacht regatta is coming up soon. Due to COVID restrictions, it has now been postponed from the 21st and 22nd of August to the 11th and 12th of September (forms not yet updated):

Brass Monkey Season Opener 11th September – The first centreboard regatta of the year. Clubs compete for the Brass Monkey Trophy which is accompanied with a bottle of Rum to take home to your club.

Trailer Yacht Sprint Racing Regatta 6th & 7th November – This unique style regatta, scheduled for 17 short races over the two days, Dinner Saturday night and breakfast Sunday Morning.

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Paper Tiger Regatta  13th & 14th November – Ngaroto Hosts the Paper Tiger Class for a two-day regatta, if the wind gets up a spectacle to watch!

Ngaroto Centreboard Regatta 27th & 28th November – This is the first of this regatta Ngaroto will have held in recent years.  Indications are that the Cherubs, J14’s and 3.7’s are intending to attend.

We will be inviting other classes that will fit into the culture of Ngaroto, including Club Laser Sailors. Hosting has always been Ngaroto’s specialty, camping is free onsite along with catering.

Saturday Club Sailing

Our regular racing series through the season is Saturdays with briefing at 2.00pm

Racing starts soon after so have your boat rigged before 2

A BBQ Dinner follows after racing with everyone welcome.


Sailability runs most Sundays from 9.00am to 12.30pm   Facebook Sailability Waikato

There are some Wednesdays scheduled specifically for special needs schools (refer to calendar).

Women on Water

Come out to have a fun time on the water with a rad group of ladies! No experience necessary, all experience levels welcome. Go for a fun sail, then debrief with wine and cheese. Tuesdays 4pm to 6pm. Organised via Waikato Thames Yachting, visit SailWaikato to sign up.

Junior Sailing

With Waikato Thames Yachting junior programs run most evenings of the week. From beginners through to competing at national events. See our Junior Sailing page to find out more.