Our Membership Options


We invite you to join the club

We like people to think of the club as their ‘other’ place, a city bach by the sea, a meeting place on the harbour’s edge, a comfortable place to play, to do business, to socialise and to relax at, right in the heart of Wellington City’s iconic waterfront.

If sailing is your thing then we have a comprehensive annual sailing programme that is the envy of many a city around the world. We have a wide variety of sailing opportunities from harbour races, to cruising, to regattas, to offshore racing, to social sailing, to night racing and much, much more.

You don’t need to be into sailing to belong to the club. We have a wide range of facilities and programmes which you are more than welcome to take full advantage of. These include a year round programme of social events, yachts to take your family and friends out for a sail, Restaurant, bar and catering, meeting rooms for your out-of-office meetings or seminars, an ocean sports centre for all your boating education needs and function spaces for your next party, big or small.

What are the benefits of membership?

As a club member you receive:

What are the categories of membership and how much do they cost?

There are three categories of membership – sailing membership, non-sailing membership, and corporate membership.

Sailing membership

Sailing members are Senior members, Family members, Junior and Student members, Veteran members, Overseas members, and Life members.

  • Senior membership – $420
  • Family membership – $840
  • Overseas membership – $160
  • Junior/student membership – $100

General membership

General membership is a non-sailing membership for those who wish to take advantage of the Club’s facilities and support us, but do not wish to sail.

Some general members (those who are a senior member of another Wellington yacht club, or who have recently completed a Wellington Ocean Sports Centre course) have limited sailing rights.

  • General membership – $160

Corporate membership

Want to have access to our facilities, join our social events and become part of our network? Our Corporate Membership, available to businesses, gives you all of that and much more – sign up today!

  • Corporate membership – $850 excl. GST
  • 5 Individually named membership cards assigned to staff nominated by the organisation.
  • Cardholders can sign in friends, colleagues and family at the club as guests
  • Cardholders are able to participate in Rum racing (boats to be organised)
  • Access to members priced drinks in the Wardroom
  • 10% discount on all room hire
  • 10% discount on any team building/sailing activities undertaken through the club or WOSC.
  • 10% discount at all WHG bars/restaurants including Coene’s (individual cards only)
  • 50% discount on a half page Black and White advertisement in the annual Almanac Value ($125 plus GST)
  • Invitations to all club events including open day and any marketing/networking events
  • Receive our weekly RPNYC email newsletter
  • Logo and link on RPNYC website
  • Provide Merchandise give-aways at Club / Sailing events

What type of membership do I need if I want to participate in racing ?

You have to be a sailing member to participate in the Club’s racing programme.

If you are an active sailing member of another Wellington yacht club you can join as a general member and participate in up to ten races in the 12 months of your membership.

If you have completed a Wellington Ocean Sports Centre sailing course in the last two months then you can join as a general member for one year and sail in as many races as you like in that 12 month period.

How do I join?

Where do I get a copy of the Club’s rules?

View the Club’s Rules

How can I renew my membership?

Renew your membership online