Sailing Academy

Learn to Sail at Plimmerton Boating Club - Open to all ages
JUNIOR learn to sail COURSES 2022/23

21, 22 & 23 December 2022 - Taking Registrations now

During the year we provide sailing courses for children 9-15 years old.

This is a Level 1 Yachting NZ course, run over 3 days 9am -3pm.  We provide a safe and fun environment for sailor and parents, spray jacket, lifejackets, boats.

​Fee Structure

$275 per sailor Online Enrolment

The Fee includes the use of the club boats in our rainbow fleet sailing on Wednesdays.

​Course is Limited to 10 Places. Currently 6/10 Places available

​The course content includes:

  • Safety first
  • Getting to know your boat
  • Capsizing
  • Getting your boat in and out of the water
  • On the land, get set…. go!
  • Tacking
  • Gybing
  • Points of sail
  • Rules and Meanings

We will be on the water as much as we can be - (weather dependant) – we will not be putting your child on the water if it is not suitable to do so.

 It is our aim to have your child able to sail a boat confidently themselves at the completion of the course.  Most importantly we want them to enjoy themselves and have an experience they will remember for life.

Once the initial learn to sail course is complete and you know your child wants to continue on with sailing they will be offered a place in the Rainbow Group which sails on Wednesday evenings.  Your child will share the use of a club boat until graduation into Green Fleet.

 There is a pathway in sailing depending on the individual sailor, some like the club activities, on the water games and the general social side of sailing. Some become more competitive and want to go onto race in regional regattas and national competitions. We cater for all, we just want to see the children enjoy their sailing and will help with any pathway they wish to take.

Further information on what to expect is here

adult introduction to sailing courses 2022

Next Course FEBRUARY 2023

Aimed at Adults wanting to experience sailing, run over 3 sessions of approx. 3 hours.  We provide a one on one Learn to Sail experience in our safe and stable Phase 2 class yachts.

Cost is $400.00

Course is limited to 2 Places

The course content includes:

  • Safety first
  • Getting to know your boat
  • Capsizing
  • Getting your boat in and out of the water
  • Tacking
  • Gybing
  • Points of sail
  • Rules and Meanings

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