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About Sailability Tauranga

We are a registered not-for-profit Charitable Trust established in 2016 by a group of experienced sailors and compassionate citizens.

OUR GOAL is to share the joy and fun of sailing with people living with disability.

OUR MISSION is to provide anyone with a disability the opportunity to sail safely, experience adventure and freedom. We help build new skills, self-confidence and pride through achievement in an inclusive environment.

OUR SAILORS are anyone in the Bay of Plenty Region who lives with any kind of disability - physical, learning or sensory - from school age to seniors.

We have a Board of Trustees and an Operations Committee, and members are listed below.

Board of Directors


Peter Dallimore

Ralph Roberts

Board of Directors


Alistair Eagleson

Treasurer and Funding Officer

Dr. Jim McCrone

Club Captain

Rhonda Ritchie

Site Development 

Maunsell Maxwell


Tom Scott

Health and Safety

Bruce Goodwin


Operations Committee -
Sailing Programmes

Director of Sailing

Alistair Eagleson,

Club Captain and Volunteer Training

Rhonda Ritchie

Officers of the Day

Geoff Hamblyn, Jim McCrone, Tom Scott

Sailor and Boat Bookings

Paulien Chamberlain

Racing Squad Team Leader

Richard Chamberlain

RIB Skipper and Crew Training

John Hubner


Maunsell Maxwell

Maintenance and Grounds Team Leader

Ian Ritchie

Clubhouse Manager 

Terry Spitz

Catering Team Leader                     

Laura Whitiskie

Sailor Representative &

Community Events Coordinator

Dennis Young

Information Technology

Tim Lip




The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears or the sea.

- Isak Dinesen

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