Adult Learn 2 Sail
This course will give you a basic understanding of sailing, and how to make a boat sail in the way that you want it to. This course is aimed at people with no experience with sailing, or those with experience who want to get back into the sport.
Sessions times and dates are arranged to suit your schedule, and the availability of our coaches and boats. Contact the coaching coordinator, Vaughan Bamford to arrange your course times
The course will run over three days; one weekday evening session and a couple of weekend days.
The evening session will cover safety, and theory of sailing
Safety aspects of sailing – on the land and on the water
Self-rescue, distress calling
Names of boat parts
Theory of Sailing
The weekend sessions will involve sailing in our trailer yacht, practicing sailing manoeuvres
Rigging the boat
Launching and retrieval
Points of sailing
Tacking and Gybing
The course will be taught by one of the clubs experienced yachting coaches in either our Hartley 16 trailer yacht, or a club-owned Laser or Sunburst. The course will cost $300 and includes a full season membership, Which gives you full use of club facilities, and club yachts.
The on-water sessions are subject to the prevailing weather conditions on the day, you will be notified in advance if the session is postponed.
After you have completed this course, you will have the skills required to start racing in our weekly club races in club owned dinghies such as Sunbursts (2 Crew) or a Laser (1 Crew). Further training can be made available by arrangement.
If you have any questions about the course, please do not hesitate to contact us
For more information, or to sign up for a course, please contact;
022 170 6127