The Keeler’s are a fun group of sailors with experience levels from beginner to internationally recognised 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 Fun/Rum rally. This is open to all sizes of Keeler and Trailer Yachts.  A more casual series where the idea is just to enjoy some time out on the water and a good opportunity to take out workmates and introduce people to the art of sailing.  A wonderful way to end the week and leave all thoughts of work behind!

Weekend racing throughout the year comprises of a range of longer races either in the harbour or out into the waters of the Bay of Plenty.  There are races around Motuhoa Island, Motiti Island and Karewa Island, Mayor Island and Whitianga.  There is a popular series of short-handed races through the summer too.

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.

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2023-24 Season Forms and Info

Burnsco Marine winter series entry 

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Upcoming dates...

  • 1st race Burnsco Marine winter series Sunday May 5th 1.00pm
  • Keeler AGM Tuesday 11th June 7.30pm

With RaceQ’s people at home can watch the racing live (5 mins delayed) or you can re-live the action and analyse your race afterwards.

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Season race links:

Summer Series 1 2021

Summer Series 2 2022

Bluewater Series 2021/2022

Karewa Series 2021/2022

Shorthanded Series 2021/2022

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