NZPTOA: New Zealand Paper Tiger Owners Association



Top Ten Nationals 2016

  • Mark Orams - The Green Flash - National Champion

  • Dave Shaw - Feral - 2nd

  • Ryan Leatham - MoneyPenny - 3rd

  • Hayden Percy - Aquaholic - 4th

  • Bob Preston - Miss Dynex - 5th

  • Mark Bell - Totally Wired - 6th

  • Scott Pedersen - Sabre - 7th

  • Stuart Taylor - Whispering Jack - 8th

  • Dylan Taylor - Smugg - 9th

  • Scott Hodges - Flyer - 10th

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Welcome to our world! The Paper Tiger (PT) is a popular New Zealand designed 4.3 metre racing catamaran and the fleet is highly competitive. The NZPTOA is the NZ national association for Paper Tigers and is affiliated to Yachting New Zealand (YNZ) and the Paper Tiger Catamaran International Association (PTCIA).

This website provides PT sailors and NZPTOA members with a range of news and information on what is happening during the year, and records the history of our class and competition. We are keen to expand the information available and provide members with easy access to this as well as links to other sites and sources of sailing news. You can help by sending us your favourite yachting related links, PT photos, and news. We welcome submission of photos, stories and reports on boat building, gear modifications and rigs, club fleets, and PT racing and sailing of all kinds.

The Association has been producing a printed Newsletter for members, the Tiger Rag, several times a year. We have recently switched to a PDF version, which saves on the costs of printing and postage. These are now posted on the website and members are notified by email when new editions are available.

The Association runs regattas throughout the year, with the peak event being the National Championships, usually held around during the first week of January. To sail in NZPTOA regattas you must be a current financial member of both the Association and a YNZ affiliated club.

New Boat Numbers

Need boat plans and a sail number? Click here to contact NZPTOA Secretary Ann Taylor who wil provide all the information you need to get sorted.