Contact details of personal responsible for this division:

Name: Darryl McManus
Position: Keeler Chairperson
Email Address:
Contact phone number: 021 982 600



Here is the link to raceQs for live coverage of the 2019 Winter Series, this will show all participating yachts out there on the harbour close to real time so followers will be able to see where the boats are during the race from their computer. The service is free and boats need to download the free app onto their smartphones via




The handicap committee will consist of Bill Faulkner and Gary Smith who will co-opt three other skippers to assist with setting the handicaps based on last season’s Summer Series. The handicaps will be set prior to this season’s Summer Series and reviewed after races 5, 10 and 15.

Sailing Instructions for the 2018/2019 season can be found here:  2018/19 Sailing Instructions

Keeler, Multihull & Trailer Yacht Summer Series 2018/19 Safety Dec. and entry form can be found here:  Entry Form and Declaration



The Keeler’s are a fun group of sailors with experience levels from beginner to internationally recognized skippers and crews. The keeler ethos is to race hard with and against good friends, develop and enjoy the robust after race social gatherings, and always be helpful and willing to share knowledge to build a strong community of enthusiastic sailors and racers.

Our biggest fleets are for the Summer Series races which are a series of about 20 races through the summer months taking place on a Wednesday evening. Wednesday night racing often draws in excess of 60 boats, ranging from trailer yachts to 40 foot keelers. No Wednesday is complete without a stop back up at the club to swap stories and lies!

On alternate Fridays through the summer we have the Friday Night Two Handed racing. This is open to all sizes of Keeler and Trailer Yachts. At the same time we have a crewed Rum race. A good opportunity to take out workmates and introduce people to the art of sailing. Both are more casual series where the idea is just to enjoy some time out on the water. A wonderful way to end the week and leave all thoughts of work behind!

Weekend racing throughout the year comprises of a wide range of longer races either in the harbour or out to sea. There are races around Motuhoa Island, Motiti Island, the Karewa Series which is a series of races around Karewa and back, races to Mayor Is., Schooner Rock, Whitianga, Slipper Rock and even White Island.

Racing continues through the winter with our Winter Series which is a series of races held on alternate Sundays from May to August. We are often treated to some stunning and beautiful sailing conditions during the winter. Great series for keeping crews sharp during the off season.

We invite keeler sailors of all ages, experience, and boats to join in and enjoy the good times.

For more information, contact our current Chairman, Darryl McManus at

 Opening Day Race 2018 / 2019 Season