Online Fundraising


Pass the Bucket

COVID 19 has had a massive impact on the NZ Sailing Trust and WE NEED YOUR HELP to stay afloat! Rally the support of your family and friends to help raise money for the New Zealand Sailing Trust as you pass the bucket!


Our Youth Programmes scheduled between March and July have been cancelled compromising much needed revenue, as well as depriving young people incredible opportunities. We are a NFP Chartiable Trust and with no cash reserves we are reliant on this income stream. With Schools and Community Groups not operating or are limited in the activities they can conduct, we need some support to keep the charity afloat.  

The New Zealand Sailing Trust was estalished in 2008 to preserve the legacy of the significant sailing vessels of Sir Peter Blake and his teams and to use these sailing vessels to provide experiences for young New Zealanders that builds resilience and bring to life the values of leadership, courage and teamwork. Last year 1,200 youth benefited from our programmes.


The work we achieve in helping shape tomorrows employees and leaders is at serious risk.  We rely heavily on funding from grant and community support, and a large portion of this is from fundraising events and activities involving dedicated people like you.


We invite you to join our Pass the Bucket #passthebucket appeal to help keep the Trust afloat. 

  • Take the challenge by filming a #passthebucket video 
  • Make a donation
  • Post it to facebook or Instagram and tag a mate to take the challenge copying the link to this page
  • Tag #nzsailingtrust #passthebucket

Share this page with family, friends and others in the sailing community inviting them to help our cause. Lets get this page viral!


Or you can fundraise on our behalf.... Create an indvidiual fundraiser for the trust or get your work mates together and create a Team to raise funds to support the trust. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination so get creative, and let everyone know that you stand for something!  


What we will gain from your fundraising efforts is invaluable, and for that we cannot thank you enough!  This will certainly be a great start to getting NZ youth back on the water sailing on these legendary yachts!


Paul Powney


NZ Sailing Trust





I loved the scenery and views, was unreal to experience the life on water, being away from social media and the daily issues we go through was very good plus just being at one with the ocean was a once in a lifetime experience.


AUT Student



Our son has come back a changed man! He had a great time but also seemed to really embrace the experience.  He has come back, is helping more, more appreciative and last night cooked dinner OMG!


Jo - Parent



Being able to have a trip with my son through Auckland Grammar school a couple of  years ago and sail on both Steinlager 2 and Lion NZ was a wonderful experience - really rewarding. These boats, apart from being great sailing machines, are part of our Maritime history that, because of your work to make them accessible, can be enjoyed by all. . Keep up the good work.


Richard Swain - Supporter



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