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 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, 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.

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 6th February 2022 every Sunday ending on 6th March 2022

Each Sunday has 3 Sessions choose one appropriate to you - subject to available space

  1. First session runs from 9-11.30

(2.5 hours - taking into account the getting the boat rigged and ready) For brand new beginning sailors

  1. Second session runs from 11.30-1.30

(2 hours but don’t have to rig the boat) For returning sailors

Shared Sausage sizzle lunch from 1.30-2pm – first session welcome to stay and warm up, chat, watch if they want a sausage sizzle

  1. Third session runs from 2pm - 4.30

(takes in de-rigging and putting away) For adults

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 Yachting NZ National Sailing Scheme 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 - Click Here

Find out More about Junior Learn to Sail Course...

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Learn to Sail has limited spaces!

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2021/22 Dates

14th Nov - 12th Dec 2021

6th Feb - 6th Mar 2022

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