Junior Learn to Sail

The Waiuku Yacht Club is running an April School holidays Learn to Sail course – Tuesday 27th– Friday 30thApril, 9.00am – 3.00pm each day

Previous sailing experience is not required, and this block course does not require parent help. Spaces are limited to 10 Sailors.

Junior Learn to Sail 4 day course is designed to introduce children aged 9 and over, to sailing and to give kids a taste of the fun and joy of sailing simple yachts, an understanding of water safety, and the opportunity to challenge themselves. Among other things it builds confidence and teaches self reliance and problem solving skills. Plus it is great fun, and a wonderful adventure pushing a boat off and going sailing with your friends. We have a range of yachts available to accommodate kids that have outgrown the Optimist dinghy size (55kg), and so kids can sail in pairs when conditions permit. The safe waters of Sandspit Beach (Waiuku River) is a wonderful place to learn to sail.

Cost of the course is $130 and includes Yachting NZ membership, we provide the boats, buoyancy aids and the qualified YNZ coaches. If you would like to purchase a LTS Yachting NZ Handbook they are $15 each.

Participants need to bring:  lunch, snacks and drink, warm sailing clothes and/or wetsuit, sunhat, sun block, warm change of clothes. Hot drinks and hot showers will be available in the club rooms.

Please register using this link: https://forms.gle/FwSFYq3qx7f21YkG9 

Payment will need to be received prior to course starting to secure your place, payment details will be sent upon registration.

If you have any queries, please contact: Justin 027 7824 510 or Jessica 0274 18 06 19


The Learn to Sail programme is very popular so it pays to pre-register your interest. Please let us know if you are planning to attend so we can keep you informed with news and dates.

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