WWS Trust

The Waiheke Working Sail Trust exists for the following charitable purposes:

(a) To build or buy, own and operate one or more auxiliary sailing ships based on Waiheke Island on a not-for-profit basis, for the purpose of sail training, carrying cargo and carrying passengers;

(b) To preserve the tradition and skills of tall ship sailing and maintenance while adapting it to present needs for Youth Development, carrying cargo, and tourism;

(c) To foster qualities of courage, reliability, empathy, perseverance and leadership in young people, to allow them to learn more about their potential skills, aptitudes and capabilities and to thus make a positive difference in the lives of those who come on board, whether there for a day, a week, or longer;

(d) To promote assist and undertake research into environmental and conservation matters relating to the islands, the peoples, the waters, and the flora and fauna of the Hauraki Gulf;

(e) To investigate initiate and implement conservation and education projects;(f) To liaise with Government agencies, local government, schools, iwi, and community and business organisations to achieve a cooperative approach to solving environmental problems in the Hauraki Gulf;

(g) To advocate good management of the Hauraki Gulf now and in the future for the conservation of the natural environment of the Hauraki Gulf.



21st Century Coastal Shipping for the Hauraki Gulf, Auckland NZ