We have currently (April 2022) lost access to Ardmore Airport, we hope to announce a new venue shortly, meanwhile there is some beach sailing events, details on Facebook, Whatsapp, and through the club newsletters, for futher info please contact Neil our club secretary,
ABC members also love to sail the beaches around Auckland and North Auckland when the wind is on-shore and the low tides are suitable. ABC members travel as a club to 90 Mile Beach, Tokarau Beach and Ripiro Beach (Glinks Gully) for long weekend events, and Muriwai, Forestry (Te Arai) and Omaha as a day trip. Club members also travel to events hosted by other blokart clubs throughout New Zealand. Check out the New Zealand Blokart Association website regarding venues around NZ
The ABC has a schedule of events on our website; to go there click on: events page. Of course sailing is weather dependent, so check out the latest Met Service forecast, and the latest updates on our Facebook / Twitter feeds.
Good firm sand, perfect for a SW wind. The club has had more luck there over the last couple of years than Karioithai. Please remember to following the Muriwai Rules
Worth the extra 30 minutes drive past Orewa for a smoother wider beach perfect for a NE wind.
A black sand beach, with a decent run down to the Waikato River in a SE wind.
Ninety Mile Beach
A good 4 hour drive north of Auckland rewards with a golden sandy beach, while not 90 miles long is more than long enough for plenty of fun land sailing. The club organises two long weekend trips away up here a year, for a great social weekend staying at Ninety Mile Beach Holiday Park. We haven’t missed any sailing up here due to lack of wind, and if its NE we just head on over to Tokarau Beach.
Only 20 minutes drive from camp at Ninety Mile Beach Holiday Park, Tokarau is great for the NE winds. As the tides are earlier at Tokarau, we have been known to sail Tokarau in the morning and 90 Mile in the afternoon. Current favorite spot is the end of Dick Urlich Road