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Our Club Beginnings



The Clarks Beach Yacht Club is situ
ated as the last building on the right at the end of Torkar Road.
It sits on a small point projecting out into the Waiuku River. It is adjacent to the Clarks Beach Camping Ground and is next to the public reserve and boat ramp.
The clubrooms are built on land leased from the Franklin District Council. The Yacht Club was established in 1971 by a group of locals who had a common interest in sailing. When established, the clubrooms were firstly a small shed and then a bach was donated and moved to the site. This is still there today as part of the existing clubrooms.
A major extension to the bach was carried out by volunteers from the Club to more than double the size of the existing Clubrooms and forms the main part of our Clubrooms today.
Access in the early days was in fact across fields, the last piece of road was initially established by club members as was the beach access. It developed over the years as the area grew and the building and projects were acquired through fund-raising and volunteer labour.
As a general club policy, we allow the public to use our grounds, launching facilities and access road, all of which are maintained through the club at no public cost other than through membership fees.

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