Supporting Sailing in NZ

Sailing has been a part of the New Zealand culture since the very beginning. Whether sailing is enjoyed as a sport, a hobby or merely a way of enjoying the outdoors, Hyundai’s support is there every sail of the way.
Hyundai are proud sponsors of the Royal Akarana Yacht Club and two racing classes, created for Kiwis by Kiwis.


Royal Akarana Yacht Club

The Royal Akarana Yacht Club has been overlooking the beautiful Hauraki Gulf from Okahu Bay since 1895. It has played a major role in the national and wider Pacific sailing scene since its beginning. Home to yacht classes and a popular paddling division, the RAYC has introduced Kiwis of all ages to the joys and freedom of sailing.



Designed by Arch Logan in 1922, this classic yacht is one of the few racing yachts that have survived the constant change in progress.

Kauri-clinker built, the “Patiki” design eventually inspired Bob Stewart’s designs in the 34’s.

Noted for its style & companionship, the M-Class made us feel right at home. In return for Hyundai’s support, the M-Class sailors proudly display the Hyundai logo on their mainsails, boat covers and apparel.