Learn to Sail

Thinking about getting into Sailing this Sailing Season 2021/2022?

Its cheaper and easier than you think!

Ages 9+ 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 coach is trained and assessed to meet the Yachting New Zealand Learn to Sail Coach (Dinghy) assisted by our knowledgeable crew of volunteer members.

We have available for students the use of Club owned Plastic Optimist, Sunburst yachts and Lifejackets. These are available to use during the duration of the course. If sailors wish to progress further we encourage they purchase their own boat and equipment. The correct boat for each sailor to buy will be unique and should happen at the right time for them as it is a step up in commitment and requires plenty of research

Check out our Dinghy Sailing Courses ...

Junior & Adult Learn to Sail

There will be a two programs this 2021/2022 Sailing Season

Each Learn to sail program consists of five modules

  • First Program commencing from 14th November 2021 every Sunday ending on 12th December 2021

  • Second Program commencing from 13th February 2022 every Sunday ending on 13th March 2022


Each Sunday has 2 Sessions choose one appropriate to you - subject to available space

  1. First session for Juniors runs from 9am-12:00 pm


  1. Second session for adults runs from 1pm - 4:00pm

Maximum of 5 participants per session

Costs: Only $150 per person for all 5 sessions (payable in full prior to commencement)

On completion participants will be awarded a Learn To Sail Certificate

Juniors 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 Learn to Sail dates are also on the CBYC LTS calendar - See below or Click Here

To Join Our Club Membership Application Form


CBYC Operates under YNZ Guidelines

Learn to Sail has limited spaces!

Book early to secure place!

2021/22 Dates

13th Feb - 13th Mar 2022


Contact: reception@clarksbeachyachtclub.org.nz


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

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