Takapuna Boating Club Shed, Auckland

by | New Zealand, Photography

Seagulls at the shed of the Takapuna Boating Club—a club that turned 100 in 2020. The shed is a little distance away from the club.

The Takapuna Boating Club was originally the Bayswater Boating Club. However, times changed and an Olympic sailing course was needed.need a The large circle of clear water was something Shoal Bay, near Bayswater, didn’t possess. Bayswater was also very tidal and was also home to many moored yachts and launches.

Hence the decision was made to move racing to off Takapuna Beach. The council worked hard to find the club a new home at Takapuna yet this move only came about around 1990.

Takapuna Boating Club
Takapuna Boating Club

An inventive little device allows the fuel to go right into the tank without any fuss.

Takapuna Boating Club
Takapuna Boating Club

The buoys being inflated. They’ll then be taken out onto the water and placed based on GPS co-ordinates in preparation for racing. It usually takes about 15 minutes to get the markers in place on the water. 

Takapuna Boating Club
Takapuna Boating Club

That desk sure has some background story. 

Takapuna Boating Club
Takapuna Boating Club
Takapuna Boating Club

Putting the boats out on the water with the Sentinel building in the distance. 

Takapuna Boating Club
Takapuna Boating Club

The shed is located right next to the Takapuna Beach Cafe. 

Takapuna Boating Club
Takapuna Boating Club