​Robbie Shirley

Tauranga Boys' College Sailing Team, Apr 2021

"On behalf of the TBC sailing team, we would like to thank BOPSAT for giving us the opportunity to use their 420s to train and compete in teams racing competitions over the years. Those boats have been a huge part in our success and we look forward to continually using them in the future." 

​Tamzyn Hatfield

Greerton Village School, May 2016

"Thank you very much for the cool opportunity to learn more about sailing.  I felt very lucky and grateful. It was kind and generous to think of me and give me a place on the course.  I loved it and had heaps of fun!" 

​Pauline Barnett

Parent of 2014 NZ Youth Team sailor Sam Barnett

"We wanted to express our very grateful thanks to BOPSAT for the use of the Ziegelmeyer 420 and for the funds which were donated to the boys' campaign.  It certainly made it a lot easier on sailors and parents not having to pack down our boat each weekend at the end of training in Auckland and allowed the boys to squeeze in a few week day/night trainings in Tauranga."

​Gaby Walmsley


"I nearly gave up sailing when my best mate left the sport, but lucky for me my school started teams racing and look where it took me to the International 420 Class World Championships in Athens, Greece."


"Sailing was fun because we were allowed to go almost anywhere we wanted"


"I liked sailing because you learnt new skills and had fun charging around" 


"The thing I liked the most was the fact that you could push the boat as far as you wanted and there wasn’t many limits, I had lots of fun and really enjoyed it :) "


Sailing parent

"Richard really enjoyed yesterday’s windsurfing...the SPEED!"


Sailing parent

"Windsurfing has been great for Devi. She has really enjoyed and persevered with the challenge of learning how to windsurf. Instructors have been encouraging and supportive so she feels very confident. Windsurfing has really caught her interest to get out there and have fun on the water."