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

  • Coming alongside

  • Basic seamanship

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;


Vaughan Bamford

022 170 6127

239 Main Road

Moncks Bay, Christchurch 8081


022 170 6127


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