Hyundai Marine Sports Centre
A custom purpose built marine sports hub on the waters edge of Okahu Bay in Auckland.
The Hyundai Marine Sports Centre is an international quality, marine based multi-sports facility.
Located on The Landing in Okahu Bay, The Centre prides itself on being a fully inclusive, marine sports hub, capable of hosting world class events whilst delivering outstanding facilities for a variety of marine based users for competitive, recreational and educational purposes.
The Centre is home to the historic Royal Akarana Yacht Club as well as a myriad of other sports clubs including Waka Ama, Sailability, Akarana Paddlers, Auckland City Tri, Waterwise and The University of Auckland’s water sports clubs.
Okahu Bay is a proven training ground for our Olympic sailors, including Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, Alex Maloney and Molly Meech, as well other international teams and The Centre has been purpose designed to accommodate the needs of performance sport at all levels, club based activity and the community. It includes a strength and conditioning gym, Joyce Fisher Training & Education Room, and coach and safety boats.
A vibrant destination for the whole community, The Centre and café bring an increased level of energy to the area and support opportunities for inclusive engagement and healthy, active lifestyles - a place to actively participate, spectate or simply enjoy the stunning views in a safe, family friendly environment.
In November 2019, the Hyundai Marine Sports Centre hosted its first world class event, the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships of which Hyundai New Zealand was the principal sponsor. As many as 400 sailors from around the world competed at the regatta, with Kiwi sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke winning gold in the 49er class.
Images captured by Georgia Schofield & Matias Capizzano