RNZYS Opens Tomorrow – Updated Key Information

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We have new key information for you to read regarding signing into the club and an updated sailing Notice to Competitors with essential information you need before taking to the water on Friday and Saturday.

See below for all the new information you need, as well as details on the RNZYS Members Bar & Quarterdeck, Havana Club Rum Race Autumn Series, Club Marine Insurance Winter Series, Squadron Store and more.


All members, guests, visitors and staff must sign in at Reception for contact tracing in accordance with the Ministry of Health’s guidelines for COVID-19 Alert Level 2. We have made this process easy and contactless for you.

We have two ways in which you can sign into the RNZYS:

Option 1. Scan the QR code with your phone camera OR head to the website link covid19.arsk.co.nz/rnzys, both of these actions will take you to the sign in page where you can sign in. This information will be clearly sign posted and visible at Reception when you arrive.

Option 2. Sign the visitors log located by Reception.

Please note: Access to the Squadron is limited to the Western/main entrance.

RNZYS Club Racing / Sailing Update

We have updated the sailing Notice to Competitors on COVID-19 Mandatory Precautions. The updated version includes information on crew numbers, with a restriction of 10 crew members per boat. These mandatory precautions must be taken to be able to race with the RNZYS in any of our races or series. This is done via mandatory contact tracing of all race crew, this is the responsibility of the yacht skipper and can be done via the top yacht system. View Notice HERE

Sailing at the RNZYS will resume with the Havana Club Rum Race Autumn Series on Friday 15th May, followed by the Club Marine Insurance Winter Series on Saturday 16th May. Get your entry in for these series today HERE

There will be no prizegiving for either of these series this week, however the Members Bar and Quarterdeck will be open following the racing strictly for the purpose of dining, with a maximum of 10 people per group. Book a table for your crew via: events@rnzys.org.nz

If you need a crew code for Westhaven marina for this weekend, please email Rochelle: rseagar@rnzys.org.nz. These codes can only be given to the skippers that have entered the racing and registered all their crew on Top Yacht.
All crew must agree to apply the Covid-19 protocols and guidelines from covid19.govt.nzGatherings before and after racing must

  • Have no more than 10 people 
  • Not be longer than 2 hours 
  • Keep high hygiene standards, hand washing and sanitisation practices 

Race Vouchers with an expiry date of 30th April will be extended through to 30th June. We encourage you to come and use these up at the club!

Members Bar & Quarterdeck Restaurant

Opening: Thursday 14th May | Hours: 12pm – 8pm, Monday to Sunday.

The Members Bar or Quarterdeck Restaurant will be open strictly for the purpose of dining with a maximum of 10 people per group, table service only, and waiters will attend to specific sections to reduce contact.

If you are planning on coming in just for a drink, you will be unable to do so and will be asked to purchase a meal. Private dining spaces will also be made available. Book via: events@rnzys.org.nz

We have a brand new Members Bar menu with lots of new items for Members to enjoy, a new takeaway menu, and a daily specials menu updated on a weekly basis.

Competition: Drop your receipt from the Members Bar, Quarterdeck, or Squadron Store at Reception and go into the draw to win a $50 RNZYS Voucher.

Join us this Sunday for our belated Mother’s Day celebration, and enjoy a delicious Beef Wellington with roasted root vegetables for only $45 (serves 2) or our traditional Sunday roast for $15. Mums will get a complimentary glass of bubbles on arrival.

Book for tables of 10 now via: events@rnzys.org.nz

Need a long overdue lockdown escape? Lidgard House is back openand ready for you to enjoy some time at Kawau Island.

Contact: reception@rnzys.org.nz for available dates and lock in your well-deserved escape now!

The Squadron Store will reopen tomorrow with hours: 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday

Spend $100 and receive a free RNZYS key ring fob, or spend $200+and receive a free RNZYS leather wallet!

You can also shop our great range online via our online store HERE

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