Welcome to the

Ponsonby Cruising Club

Welcome to the
Ponsonby Cruising Club

Founded in 1900 as one of first “cruising clubs” in the colonies of the then British Empire, ​​​​​​​the Ponsonby Cruising Club has been a part of Auckland & Ponsonby’s waterfront for over 120 years.

Located in Westhaven Marina, our venue enjoys a stunning location with magnificent views of the Waitemata Harbour and the Auckland Harbour Bridge on one side, and the marina through to Auckland City and the Sky Tower on the other.

Our sailing programme includes a variety of events including the ever-popular Thursday Rum Races, our Women’s Series, Winter Series, Upper Harbour races to Riverhead, Te Atatu and Hobsonville, and our world-record Mullet Boats, including the Lipton Cup.

We also host shorthanded races in association with Richmond Yacht Club, and the Classic Yacht Association joins us for several regattas. ​​​​​​​

Come sailing with us

PCC Sailing School

We have been running junior ‘Learn to Sail’ classes at St Mary’s Bay since the 1930’s when our original club house was situated on the beach at the bottom of Saint Mary’s Bay Road.

When the Club was established in its present location the junior sailing programme continued and is a still major part of the Club’s programme, along with Adult Learn to Sail classes.

​​​​​​​All dinghy classes at PCC are recognised around the world as leading sail training boats. Whether you’ve never sailed before, or you race on bigger yachts and want to experience a more “hands on” way of sailing, our dinghy training is a fantastic and fun way to learn.

Our current courses are based on the Yachting New Zealand system, and all our courses and instructors are Yachting New Zealand accredited, so you can be confident that you’re getting high quality and safe tuition.

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Venue Hire

Located in Westhaven Marina, our venue enjoys a stunning location. One side of the Club offers magnificent views of the Waitemata Harbour and the bridge, whilst our large deck on the other side overlooks the marina to Auckland City and the Sky Tower.

We have one function room available for hire, The Harbour View Lounge. This has its own private bar, restroom facilities, sound system, wall-mounted television and dance floor. The lounge also has air-conditioning/heating and access to the deck.

For enquiries about holding your function or corporate event at the PCC, or to hire our space, email functions@pcc.org.nz


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