“The Bay of Plenty Sailing Academy Trust, or BoPSAT for short, was established in 2004 by a group of passionate people who wanted to give sailing a real boost in the Bay of Plenty.  We are a registered charitable trust and whilst most trustees have historically been TYPBC members, BoPSAT is independent of the club and operates according to its own trust deed and goals.

BoPSAT owns a fleet of sailboats and sailboards, for hire on concessional terms to BoP clubs, schools and families.  A key role is in high school 420 team sailing, and we sponsor an annual regatta for local schools. We also sponsor disadvantaged and disabled sailors, and support those selected to sail for New Zealand.  Check out our website and Facebook page! www.bopsat.org.nz.”