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Black Ball Yacht Club

Whangarei Maritime Festival was initiated by Black Ball Yacht Club - a group of local and international cruisers who aim to give back to the Northland community through education, fundraising and support of a sustainable maritime industry.

At Black Ball Yacht Club, we believe in nurturing the next generation of sailors and maritime enthusiasts.

David Irvin the Commodore of the Black Ball Yacht Club presented Jo Lynch from the R Tucker Thompson with a check for $2500. This generous contribution is part of our support from the Maritime Festival, aimed at sending youth on unforgettable week-long voyages.


It's heartwarming to know that our donation will help young individuals embark on adventurous journeys, discover the sea's beauty and build lifelong memories.

Thank you to everyone who contributes to making these experiences possible for our youth, and thank you to the R Tucker Thompson for their outstanding work in fostering a love for the sea.

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