Wellington Classic Yacht Trust
Ensuring an appreciation and engagement in Wellington's sailing heritage
WCYT is a registered charitable trust (CC49281) formed in 2010 dedicated to the preservation, restoration and above all, sailing of small vessels with a significant history to Wellington and the region.
The Trust was initially set up to rescue the oldest surviving Wellington-built racing yacht, Lizzie from destruction.
We primarily operate out of Clyde Quay on Oriental Parade, Wellington.
We exist to share our passion for the history of these vessels and the sport of yachting with the wider community; and encourage ownership and use of such vessels to ensure their continued useful existence.
If you you think you can help, or you know of any small vessel in the region in danger of being lost, please contact us.
We are now fundraising for work to be done on Atalanta and seek donations to the cost of a sheet of ply to get her deck and cabin rebuilt in the new year. Depending on the thicknesses of the ply (we need several different thicknesses) prices range between NZ$120 and NZ$220. We ask you consider making a donation for one (or more!) of these sheets. Please spread the word. All donors to this effort will receive for free a one-year subscription of our quarterly journal.
We are open to discussion on sponsorship arrangements, and all donors will be issued a tax receipt.
Once you have made your donation, send us an email at wgtnclassic@gmail to be added to the subscribers list
Donations may be made into the accounts below:
Bank of New Zealand
Account name: Wellington Classic Yacht Trust
For Journal subscriptions and general donations: Account number: 02-0536-0138286-000
For donations to Atalanta fund: Account number: 02-0536-0138286-002
Articles on local yachting history
Supported by the Classic Yacht Association of New Zealand and Patina Classics