Learn to Sail


Thinking about getting into Sailing?

Its cheaper and easier than you think!
Ages 9-80 and of all abilities, anybody can do it.


Clarks Beach Yacht Club offers a number of learn to sail courses. Courses are run over the summer months and utilize the Yachting New Zealand developed program which aims to teach students to sail a dinghy with skill and confidence.
Our crew of volunteer members are trained and assessed  to meet the Yachting New Zealand Learn to Sail Coach (Dinghy).
We have available for students the use of Club owned Plastic Optimist and Sunburst yachts. These are available to use during the duration of the course. If sailors wish to progress further we encourage they purchase their own boat.


Check out our Dinghy Sailing Courses ...



Junior Learn to Sail

The Junior Learn to sail program consists of three modules
                        • Start...Sailing! (Level 1)
                        • Sailing...Fast! (Level 2)
                        • Go...Racing!
This course is ideal for juniors who had little or no sailing experience.
On completion participants will be awarded a Yachting NZ National Sailing Scheme Level 1 & 2 certificate
Your Child needs to be between the ages of 9 - 14 years old and be able
to swim 50 meters with a life jacket on(by any means)
We supply the use of plastic optimist yacht and a life jacket, We recommend the wearing of a wetsuit and suitable footwear.
The Junior Learn to Sail dates are on the CBYC calendar


Find out More or Book Your Junior Learn to Sail Course...


FROM LEARNER TO ADVENTURER...COME ALONG AND EXPERIENCE SAILING AT CBYC