Welcome to the Mount Pleasant Yacht Club Website
We are a sailing club located on the Avon and Heathcote Estuary (Ihutai) in Christchurch, New Zealand.
We have an active fleet of lasers, sunbursts, zephyrs, optimists, and p class dinghies. Club racing takes places most weekends between September and April.
We also have an active Learn to Sail programme for both Juniors and Adults, a Coaching programme for advanced learners. Estuary Club series are held in conjunction with Christchurch and Pleasant Point clubs. More information about learn to sail is here.
The Clubhouse is located just over the Ferrymead Bridge heading towards Sumner. Recently we have completed construction of our brand new boat shed which gives us a fantastic, modern facility that will stand the club in good stead over the coming decades.
This is the easiest club in Canterbury for launching and retrieving boats with plenty of ramps and wide shallows.
MPYC Weather Station (currently out of order)
MPYC Juniors at Tanner and Tauranga Cups
Three MPYC junior sailors recently competed at the 2017 Tauranga and Tanner Cup Championships, representing Canterbury, at the Plimmerton Boating Club.
The Tanner cup went well for me as it was heavier conditions and I could handle down wind and I came 18th overall and Cara came 19th. The first day of the Tauranga cup was abandoned because the wind was over 25 knts and gusting 35 knts. On Saturday we did 5 races and the first 3 races were very light, Ella did very well while Cara and I didn't, when the wind picked up Cara and I did better. Sunday we did 4 races with around the same conditions, light in the morning and picking up to 30 knts in the afternoon. The results were similar on Sunday with Cara and I doing not so well in the light and getting better in the afternoon. Overall Ella was 23rd, Cara came 24th, and I came 26th.
Well done to these three sailors for representing MPYC, and Canterbury so well.