2019 Learn to Sail Clarks Beach Trip

On the 9th & 10th of February is our annual Clarks Beach sailing trip. It is one of the favourite events for our Junior sailor’s and families.

We start the day at the club, getting our boats ready followed by a safety briefing and hitting the water.

After a cruise down to Glenbrook we stop for lunch on the beach and once everyone is fed we get back on the water for the final leg to Clarks beach.

The arrival at Clarks Beach is a busy time moving boats from the water to the club house. Tents are then set up before an afternoon of hanging out and having fun, think touch rugby, bull rush, what ever we fancy. Note the clubrooms are a sleeping option too for those without tents! As the evening hits we fire up the BBQ then relax a little before tucking into bed for a good nights sleep.

The next day we reverse the process and catch the incoming tide to get back to Waiuku. On arrival we de-rig the boats, wash up, and call the first sailing adventure done.

Cost for the weekend is $20 per person and this covers all your food. You need to bring your sailing gear, sleeping bags, ground mats and tents. It’s not unusual to get cold on the way and during lunch so a waterproof jacket is a good idea. Clarks Beach does have some oyster shells in places so footwear is recommended.

There are some logistics to arrange between parents (support boats, transporting of beach trailers, purchasing of the groceries etc.) We generally arrange these on the Saturday morning but feel free to put your hand up earlier.

Those attending need to be at the club by 1:00pm on the Saturday with the aim of departing by 2:00pm.

If you are planning to attend you can pre-register and pay on our website over here.

For all the other club members there is no club sailing on the 9th & 10th but as always you are encouraged to join us on the Clarks beach trip even if only for part of the Saturday sail.

Learn to Sail - 2018 / 19

2018 – 2019 Learn to Sail is off and Running

The weekend saw the kick off of the 2018 – 2019 Learn to Sail season. Following introductions and a briefing we tucked ourselves up the Waiuku Estuary in what was a breezy Saturday start. Despite the 15kts coming across the basin we had the fleet of fourteen out and reaching across the estuary. Very pleased to report the skill level is really high this year with nobody struggling and everyone putting in multiple tacks and no capsizes (.. could be wrong about the capsizes.)

Sunday was sunnier with much less breeze so we headed out into the basin and continued the reaching and tacking practice. Again the skills were on show. A very long course was set which meant the sailers were right out amongst it rubbing shoulders with the racing Finn’s and 420’s. The occasional crash gybe knocked the confidence of a few but a swim later and they were back onboard and off again.

All up an impressive start to the LTS season. Thanks to all the parents who got involved and made the day easy. Looking forward to the rest of the season.

Clarks Beach Sailing trip this weekend

This weekend is our annual Clarks Beach sailing trip. It is one of the favourite events by our Junior sailors and families.
We start the day at the club, getting our boats ready followed by a saftey briefing and then we hit the water.

After a cruise down to Glenbrook we stop for a lunch on the beach and once everyone is fed we hit the water for the final leg down to Clarks beach.

After we have all the boats out of the water we set up our tents and then get into the fun activties. As the evening comes in we get stuck into a good BBQ dinner. Then “tucked” into bed to get a good nights sleep.

The next day we reverse the process and catch the incoming tide and head back to the club rooms, de-rig the boats wash up and with a lot of smiling faces and good memories.

Cost for the weekend is $20 per person and this covers all your food. You need to bring your sailing gear, sleeping bags and tents. The clubrooms are also avalible to sleep in should you not have a tent.

If everyone attending can be here at midday Saturday with the aim of leaving the club rooms by 1pm.

To pre-register and prepay please click here.

Please note to all the other club sailors there is no club sailing this weekend however you are welcome to join us on the Clarks beach trip.