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Thank you to all of our Sponsors

It is testament to the mind blowing and inspirational community spirit and belief of these fantastic organisations and their people that they are helping us on our journey to try and become a successsful event and not just waiting for the destination.  Thank you.

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We’re nuts about Paddleboarding.

That’s why we’re here. We love the sport, we’re totally committed to it, and we want to do our bit to make it as accessible to everyone as possible. And there’s no better way to do that than to offer fantastic equipment at incredibly affordable prices.

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Reduce the costs of Sailing & other watersports so that more people will be able to enjoy the benefits of Sailing, Surfing, SUP, Paddling, Windsurfing, Kite Surfing, Kayaking, Jet & Water Skiing, Boating & Fishing. We try to have the most competitive prices and if we don’t, or if you want something that we have not got listed, please tell us and we will help you to get the best deal possible.

Support Sailing clubs & Sailors by donating part of every purchase to a Sailing club or Sailor that you nominate when you register with us.

Support Sailing clubs & Sailors by providing donations and discounts when members registered with purchase non sailing items from suppliers and manufacturers who also want to support Sailing.

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Northport – the deep water commercial port facility at Marsden Point – is situated in Northland at the entrance to Whangarei Harbour, making it the northernmost multi-purpose port in New Zealand, and the closest port to the majority of New Zealand’s international markets.

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Marsden Cove Marina

Marsden Cove Marina resides in the centre of the Marsden Cove canal housing development, found just inside the entrance of the picturesque Whangarei Harbour.

The Marina’s extensive facilities include a world class 230 berth Marina, complete with customs services, fuel dock, a range of waterfront retail facilities and Northland’s most popular public boat ramp. The unique marine based development is ideal for water and boating activities as it has complete tidal access to and from the marina.

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Port Whangarei Limited is one of the Oceania Marine group of companies and as such can offer a world class refit, repair and construction service at it’s Marine Centre. Be it a waterblast and an application of antifoul paint or a long term refit project, this boatyard offers an efficient and cost effective solution. The Marine Centre has a new 100T Cimolai Mobile Boat Hauler with an additional larger one due in 2016

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North Tugz Limited is a joint venture company between two shareholders, namely Northport and Ports of Auckland Ltd.

North Tugz provides the towage and pilotage services to the New Zealand Refining Company and Northport at Marsden Point.

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The Paddleboard Shop in Whangarei can be found on Riverside Drive, at Riverside Drive Marina. Owner Karl Roberts is a huge SUP enthusiast, one of the first to be walking on water in this wonderful part of Northland. The Paddleboard Shop has the full range of Red Air stand up paddleboards to demo, plus several Naish and Coreban stand up paddle boards and a fabulous range of SUP accessories. For board demos please call in advance, to avoid disappointment if the board is being viewed by another customer. This is also the home of the fabulous Cedaray Paddles; the ultimate in SUP paddle luxury!

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Westpac    At its heart, Westpac New Zealand Limited is built on helping people and businesses achieve their financial goals. Find out all about us and our people. Westpac Ruakaka located on Peter Snell Road, Ruakaka. grey+line copy   Volvo     

Proud supporters of Youth Sailing and the Volvo Have a Go sailing program.

YNZ affiliated club Members’ Discount: Save up to 12% on your new Volvo and benefit your club.

Members of a YNZ affiliated club will receive a special discount on selected models in the Volvo range.  As a result of purchasing a vehicle through this programme, Volvo Cars NZ agrees to contribute a further 2% of the transaction price to YNZ which will be equally shared between YNZ and the YNZ affiliated club that you are a member of. T&C’s apply.

 See here for details:

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Jeremy and the team at SUPSNZ are NZ Distributors of Starboard, the world’s lightest, fastest and most comprehensive offering of race, surf, and all-round SUP boards on the market.

Not only do they sell a great product, but they are also passionate and experienced paddlers, only too keen to share their knowledge and love of the sport.

Check out their website

For sales and enquiries please contact Jeremy Stephenson on 021 926 698 or email

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Windsurfing NZ is a non-profit organisation that relies on membership fees, sponsorship and advertising revenue to operate.

The focus of Windsurfing NZ is on building up the local clubs, getting more clubs going, getting more sailors into clubs, and of course getting more people both young and old into windsurfing.

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Set on the water’s edge of Bream Bay with spectacular ocean views, links style Waipu Golf Course is conveniently situated on State Highway 1 halfway between Auckland Airport and Kauri Cliffs.

With a reputation of some of the best greens in New Zealand, this naturally sand based course presents the golfer with great challenges and outstanding panoramas from tees and greens. Unaffected by wet weather this course will offer you a great golfing experience which you can top off with a lunch in the very hospitable Linksview Cafe while admiring some of the best coastal views of any golf club.

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Craig & his team of experienced builders specialise in architecturally designed homes & renovations and leaky homes/reclads in the Northland areas of Whangarei, One Tree Point, Marsden Cove, Bream Bay, Ruakaka, Waipu, Langs Beach & Mangawhai. In addition to custom home builds we also cater for smaller projects such as farm buildings, light commercial, kitchens, bathrooms, replacement windows, decks, insurance work, repairs & maintenance.

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Cnr Union East Street & Kioreroa Road

Phone: 09 438 5189

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am-5:00pm; Sat 9:00am-12:00pm; Closed on Public Holidays

Car tyres, 4×4 & Van tyres, Commercial tyres, Wheel balancing, Wheel alignment, Wheels, Nitrogen tyre inflation, Batteries, Puncture repair, Run Flat Tyre repair, AA Smartfuel.

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At Waipu ITM we offer an extensive range of products to suit your building material, timber and hardware requirements.

Are you looking for a price on a particular product?

Just give us a call on 09 432 0203 and we will be able to help.

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Kim Creative Design Furniture is a design and build Furniture organisation dedicated to sustainability and creating timeless designs.

Kim Groeneveld builds each piece by hand in his Whangarei Heads based studio. He strives to make furniture and products that are beautiful with an acute awareness of materials and craft.

Many of the items Kim creates utilise materials that have been reclaimed, recycled, repurposed, reused or otherwise rejected from their original function. In this time of consumerism and waste the focus is on eco friendliness and up cycling materials.

Every piece of furniture created is unique, made in New Zealand and produced with the focus on eco friendliness. Quality is guaranteed.

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Corrosion Control NZ Ltd is the Importer of CorrosionX products for New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands. With a strong affiliation to SealX New Zealand Ltd, we aim to deliver solutions, not just product.

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Northland Paddleboarding


Opening in 2008, Northland Paddleboarding was the first full-time specialist stand up paddleboarding school in New Zealand. Admittedly in those early years things were fairly quiet (the sport didn’t really catch on here until about 2010), but this just gave the team time to develop and refine their teaching methods, and the systems developed here are now used as a model by most SUP schools around the country. We are a SurfingNZ Registered and Accredited stand-up paddleboarding school, the only such school in the Far North. All our instructors hold the internationally recognised ISA & SNZ Paddleboard Instructor qualifications and first aid qualifications. Rather than aiming for high throughput and quick turnarounds, Northland Paddleboarding has always been about personal service and ensuring that our clients get what they need. The pace of life is slower in Northland, it’s why we live here. We’d rather take a bit longer with your lesson, spend some more time getting to really understand your requirements and give you the best possible service.

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Yachting New Zealand is the National Sports Body in New Zealand for the sport of sailing at all levels. We are a non profit organization of approximately 20 employees around the country and 250+ member clubs, classes and organisations.

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