The courses offer the opportunity for both children and adults to learn to sail. No experience is required. All the instructors are volunteers, trained to Yachting New Zealand (YNZ) standards and the courses are run in accordance with YNZ guidelines. Advanced tuition in your own boat can also be arranged. All sizes and types of boat catered for. 8years old is about the right age for most people to start learning to sail.
Yachting New Zealand Basic Certificate Courses Levels 1 & 2
This course introduces absolute beginners to sailing, is a great way for new Club members to get involved and meet people, and offers children a safe organised sailing programme that their parents can be involved in. Level 1 will teach you…
- Safety and Wind Awareness
- Parts of the Boat and Knots
- Capsize and Recovery
- Boat Handling
- Rigging & Rules
- Upwind & Downwind
- Level 2 extends the skills learnt in Level 1 and also covers….
- Weather and Tide
- Rules and Hiking
- Launching and Retrieving
Level 1 courses are run on Saturday mornings from 9.00am to midday in October/November and February/March/April.
They are run at Lake Manuwai with boats and buoyancy aids provided. The course cost includes a Yachting NZ log book that covers all the theory aspects but the courses are mainly practical. There are YNZ qualified instructors running the courses. The courses cost $150-175 per term. The length of the courses depends on the sailor.