Our Goals @ nzsailing.net & watersports.net.nz are:
Reduce the costs of Sailing & other watersports so that more people will be able to enjoy the benefits of Sailing, Surfing, SUP, Paddling, Windsurfing, Kite Surfing, Kayaking, Jet & Water Skiing, Boating & Fishing. We try to have the most competitive prices and if we don't, or if you want something that we have not got listed, please tell us and we will help you to get the best deal possible.
Support Sailing clubs & Sailors by donating part of every purchase to a Sailing club or Sailor that you nominate when you register with us.
Support Sailing clubs & Sailors by providing donations and discounts when members registered with nzsailing.net purchase non sailing items from suppliers and manufacturers who also want to support Sailing.
Total donations & discounts $743,162.51
NZ Sailing started in 2005 when Mike Pasco was inspired to try and get more children out on the water and sailing. He could see the benefits for children (and adults) from getting out there into nature rather than sitting in front of a screen of some description. The Mahurangi and Kerikeri College Sailing Teams were a great example of this to Mike and so when Yachting NZ stopped funding Stephanie Hazzard and her Koru Match team before the 2012 Olympics it was great that NZ Sailing, which had been started partly because of Stephanie's example with Mahurangi College Team, was able to help Koru Match reach their goal of going to the Olympics.
Mike started teaching children how to sail at the Manly Sailing Club and continually hit the problem that after the 6 week Yachting NZ course the children and parents were keen to continue Sailing but they couldn't afford it. Mike wondered why everything else in the world seemed to have got cheaper but "Sailing" and "Watersports" gear was so expensive? Mike was on a sabbatical so he decided to investigate if he could find out if Sailing and Watersport gear users were being "ripped off"? From that investigation he understood that the market was getting smaller and smaller and businesses were increasing their profit margins to make up for lost sales. It seemed like viscous circle with higher prices leading to less sales so requiring even higher prices and development of monopolies as fewer and fewer businesses were left selling Sailing and Watersports gear
Mike thought that by using a different business model of lower profit margins and higher turnover he could encourage more people onto the water and let more people enjoy the benefits and blessings of New Zealand's waterways and coastline. Mike contacted brands who shared his passion and philosophy and used his extensive business knowledge to work on keeping the costs of running the business very low and passing these benefits onto NZ Sailing's customers. NZ Sailing started with www.nzsailing.net and www.watersports.net.nz online stores and now has grown to represent many brands in the Asia Pacific region and exports all around the world. NZ Sailing now has a 600 square metre Warehouse and Factory Shop.
Factory Shop at 34 C Peters Way, Silverdale, Auckland NZ,
All Customers are welcome to come and see.
NZ Sailing started with a Sailing focus but has grown and grown to encompass all Watersports. We still stick to our original goals of trying to help people out and get people onto the water and we have helped many groups from Bluelight, Waka ama Clubs, Schools, Surf Clubs and Sailing Clubs and Sailors in NZ and all over the world, so if your organisation or teams needs some gear please contact us we would love to help.
Phone numbers +64 9 426 6582 +64 9 426 6583
(if calling from Auckland you need to put in the 09)