Club history

Find out more about our long and celebrated history.

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The Freybergs

There were five Freyberg brothers, three in particular stand out as swimmers, yachtsmen, and fighters. One, Lord Freyberg, was an honorary life member of the RPNCY. This is their story.

Club History

Hal Wagstaff OBE

Hal Wagstaff OBE was a man who insisted that things always be done right but was never bound by convention. He maintained his bright intelligence and involvement in the sport up to the time of his death, and definitely lived up to the name “Hurricane” Hal.

Club History Kotiri

The battle of Mawhiti and Kotiri

The rivalry in boat building in Wellington goes back a long way. Gavin Pascoe from the Wellington Classic Yacht Trust continues his story telling about the yachts and their sailors in Wellington with the story of Mawhiti and Kotiri and the people who built and sailed them.

Club History Ethel

The tale of Ethel

Gavin Pascoe from the Wellington Classic Yacht Trust has posted another article on the history of yachts and their sailors in Wellington. This time he focuses on Ethel.

Club History SirBernardFreyberg

Remembering some of our history on Anzac Day

Many of our members served in both World War one and World War two and and as always ANZAC day is an opportunity to remember them. One such person was RPNYC Life Member Lieutenant-General Bernard Cyril Freyberg, 1st Baron Freyberg VC GCMG KCB KBE DSO*** KStJ (21 March 1889 – 4 July 1963).