Our club house is under threat from a recent weather event and we need to move it to a safe area so we can continue our good work in the community. For more information, please go to our Give A Little page:
Established in 1948 this special boating club has a rich history, both locally and internationally.
Mercury Bay Boating Club was first established to bring together the many sailors who loved to sail a variety of dinghys in the Whitianga Harbour.
In 1988 Mercury Bay Boating Club was the first New Zealand club to challenge for the America's Cup. KZ1 eventually won the America's Cup (after a court case!) and the Mercury Bay Boat Club got its name engraved on the Auld Mug. The court decision was ultimately reversed by a higher court with USA1 declared as winner. At this time, the MMBC was being run out of a 1955 Ford Zephyr which was considered the 'Club'.
Today the club has a growing Centreboard Fleet, a popular Learn to Sail programme (for all ages), a good fleet of Multi Hulls and a packed calendar for Keeler racing.
Located on the beautiful Buffalo Beach beachfront, this popular club is a great place for regular sailor's functions, and is also available to hire as a venue for special events.
To see the huge challenge our club is facing, check out this video clip.....
WE COULD NOT BE THIS SUCCESSFUL WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF OUR AMAZING SPONSORS........
MERCURY BAY BOATING CLUB
Established 1948 - Winner of the America's Cup 1989