KIDS LEARN TO SAIL
Next Kids Learn to Sail:
Kids Learn To Sail consists of 2-3 hour sessions run on sailing Sundays marked as LTS on the Club Calendar. There are approximately 12 sessions through the season: times are tide dependant. Kids are expected to attend all sailing days in order to progress through Yachting New Zealand's Level 1 and 2 Learn To Sail curriculum.
This gives the kids more sailing opportunities and enables greater involvement in the club
Register your interest and we'll get in touch about availability and payment information.
What are the costs
$160 for one child
(This includes a Junior membership and a parent's Associate membership for 12 months, so you can enjoy all the club has to offer. $250 for 2 or more children from the same family, including a Family membership for 12 months)
HOLIDAY learn to sail
Upcoming 3-day Holiday Learn to Sail courses:
Our Holiday Learn to Sail programme is operated by club members and parents with a Yachting New Zealand qualified coach.
This course is run during school holidays or at weekends. The course usually starts each day at 11am, finishing at 5pm.
What are the costs
$175 per child
($75 deposit at the time of booking + $100 prior to the start of the course)
You can deposit your course fee into our bank account: 02-0184-0017957-00. Please use your child's name and HLTS as references.
More about Holiday Learn to Sail
Kids will use our fleet of plastic Optimist yachts which are ideal for learners. At the beginning and end of the day kids and parent/s will need to rig/de-rig the boats.
The course is designed to engage children interested in sailing after they have completed the school Waterwise course, and will take them through the YNZ Level 1 curriculum. Learning to sail can be a challenging activity, so the recommended age for programme is 10 and over but younger children may be accepted dependent on water confidence and experience.
Things you'll need to bring:
- suitable footwear
- a hat and sunscreen
- warm and wind proof clothing (eg: thermals under a wetsuit)
- a woollen jumper and a spray jacket, may also be required on cold days.
Lifejackets are provided
Does my child need to be a good swimmer
To join the Holiday Learn to Sail programme your child must be able to swim. As part of the course they will be expected to swim (by any means) at least 50 metres, dressed for sailing and with a buoyancy vest on. They will also learn to capsize and right a boat in deep water.
Adult learn to sail
1-day Adult Learn to Sail courses:
Date to be set for the next course. Register your interest below and we'll let you know when the date is set.
We're offering 1-day sailing courses for adults, run by coaches form the club.
Our aim is that by the end of the course you know enough to start sailing with the club. The course usually starts at 10am, finishing at 2pm.
What are the costs
$90 per person
(your place on the course is only confirmed once this is paid)
You can pay your course fee into our bank account: 02-0184-0017957-00, and include ALTS and your surname as references.
More about Adult Learn to Sail
- Beginner adults and older youth
- Intermediate level sailors, and those wanting a refresher course
- Parent/child combinations
The course is made up of rigging and an onshore simulator session, followed by on-the-water sail training, in Topaz boats. These boats are great for learning and training, and can also be tweaked up for more experienced sailors.
After the course you have the option of joining FBYC and using our fleet of Topaz sailing dinghies to improve your skills, with advice and support from other club members. If you decide you are hooked and would like to have your own boat, we’ll help you out with boat-buying advice too.
What will you need to bring
- suitable footwear, like sandshoes
- warm lothing, such as thermals under a wetsuit
- spray jacket or windbreaker
- hat and sunscreen
- food and water
Lifejackets are provided – although you may prefer to bring your own.