Sailing Academy - Facilities

Dinghy Sailing
Kerikeri High School has a fleet of 30 boats ranging from single training dinghies to small keelboats. Classes include Optimists, Sunbursts, Mistrals, Phase IIs and 420s. Because of the close association with the Cruising Club, many students crew for local skippers on 30 foot keelboats in club races giving them experience on larger boats.

The school has the use of the boatsheds and facilities at Lake Manuwai and The Kerikeri Cruising Club. The Cruising Club has its own clubhouse and marina on the Bay of Islands at the entrance to The Kerikeri Inlet.

Dinghy Sailing

Most sailing is done at Lake Manuwai and The Bay of Islands. Lake Manuwai is a sheltered man-made lake surrounded by trees and farmland just north of Kerikeri.

The Bay of Islands, a large marine recreation area on the east coast of Northland, contains 144 mostly uninhabited islands, sandy beaches and clear blue water. Combined with a temperate sunny climate it is understandably an internationally renowned sailing destination.

The Kerikeri Inlet provides calm flat water for dinghy sailing with the more open water out in the Bay used for keelboat racing and cruising.