About Takapuna Boating Club

We are North Shore's local community hub for all things watersports. 

Takapuna Boating Club is an active club in the heart of Takapuna with a range of sporting and social activities throughout the year. We have a large number of sailing and paddling - surfski, SUP and waka ama- members, as well as a large social membership, who all make the most of our prime beachfront location on Takapuna Beach, easy access to the water, and range of membership benefits.

Our active members use the club to take part in their chosen water sport, with other like-minded people. Members regularly gather throughout the week to get out on the water together, both recreationally and to train. With storage available for dinghys, surfskis, SUP, wakas and boards, and hot showers, changing rooms and great facilities to enjpy afterwards, it couldn't be easier to get on the water at Takapuna,

We offer regular racing for sailors and paddlers all year round, as well as a range of training and development options to help our members improve and develop their skills. TBC has hosted numerous world and national championships in recent years.

We provide opportunities for people in the community to get involved in these activities with regular "Have a Go" days and courses available. And we have SUPs, Surfskis and sailing dinghies available for our members to use.

We are also a home base for the North Harbour Triathlon Club, the Taniwha Outrigger Club and the Piha Surf Lifesaving Club. These affiliated clubs all use our facilities to meet up, train and race.

The social and community aspects are an vital part of our club and our members use the club as a place to meet their friends and families, experience our stunning beach venue and get involved in the community. We put on a many social events throughout the year.

Our club is open regularly for members and non-members to enjoy the club's facilities, and receive membership discounts on food and drinks at our bar.

Mission and Vision

Takapuna Boating Club will develop and support key watersport activities and provide quality facilities and services for its members and the community, with the goal to be New Zealand’s premier watersports hub.

Officers of the Club

Patron - Ken Eglinton
President - Ralph Roberts
Commodore - Andrew Snell
Vice Commodore - James Jordan
Rear Commodore- Mark Wooster
Board members:

  • Teneale Hatton
  • Tom Ashley
  • Guy Russell
  • Ralph Roberts (Takapuna Club Captain)
  • Barry Ward (Bayswater Club Captain)


James and Mark, Club Officers and regular on the water volunteers

Message from the Commodore

Kia ora koutou katoa,
Welcome to the Takapuna Boating Club. We are immensely proud of our century of involvement in the community.

Takapuna Boating Club is a great club to belong to, whether you are competing on the water, helping as a volunteer, or using our superb location to meet up with friends and family.

The club is committed to providing a welcoming, inclusive environment where our members lives are enriched though membership and participation in the many activities we have on offer and are building in the future. 
We already have a proud history spanning 100 years, having many champions among our alumni and significant events on our resume. It is my desire to see the club grow both in terms of sporting and social activity, building on our core competencies and strengthening the areas where we are not so strong to deliver positive outcomes for members and staff alike.

We aim to be a club that upholds values that we can be proud of, a club we can pass on to future generations for their own successes and enjoyment and a club where all of its members can be proud to belong.

I look forward to meeting you and seeing how we can enhance your experience as a member.
Andrew Snell


Our History

Takapuna celebrated its centenary in February 2020, and has a long and proud history serving the North Shore community as a watersports and social gathering place first at Bayswater then Hurstmere Road before settling to where it is today on the beachfront of Takapuna Beach.

Read about how the Takapuna Boating Club as we know it came to be...

 Club documents