School Holiday Courses


Create holiday memories of a lifetime!  

For Learn to sail courses: Contact Head Coach Kirsten  021 216 7522  



If you have previously taken part in one of our TYPBC Sailing School Courses, please take the time to fill out a small survey so we can continue improving HERE.


Are you looking for something different to do this school holidays? Whether you’re a novice sailor keen to learn a new skill, or an experienced racer ready for an intensive week, we run a variety of programmes over the school holidays. Our courses are fun, safe and fully supervised by qualified and experienced instructors. With Tauranga’s stunning harbour location and sea breeze, there is no better place to learn sailing. So don’t let the kids sit in front of the TV all holidays, get out and get sailing.  

The holiday courses are great for beginners aged 8 to 16 who want to learn how to sail or improve their sailing abilities. The aim is to have fun!   

Level 1, 2, 3

Time: 9:30am-3:30pm Monday thru Friday

Cost: Level 1 - $320

         Level 2, 3 - $300


Green Fleet

Time: Rigged and ready by 9:30, finish at 3:30pm, Monday thru Friday

Cost: $300

Open Fleet Training Camps

To be determined


Upcoming Holiday Programs and Dates:

December 17-21st - Christmas Holiday Program

January 21-25th - Summer Holiday Program

Apr 14-19th - Autumn Holiday Program


What to bring? - We have some wetsuits, spray jackets and buoyancy aids for new sailors but it's best to invest in your own if you’re really keen to get into sailing. Otherwise, please bring the following:  



- Dry clothes for after sailing

- Warm clothing (lots of thermal layers or wetsuit if you have one)

- Waterproof jacket

- Hat

- Gloves (cycling gloves can be good too) – not completely necessary but good for grip 

- Booties or shoes to get wet – not completely necessary but good for grip 

- Towel 

- Plastic bag for wet clothes

- Long hair must be tied back and is best covered with a hat 

- Bottle for water to stop dehydration 

- Medication (inhalers, etc.)

- Snacks for after sailing


Terms and Conditions  Bookings are essential and spaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment!


For the race training camps contact Kirsten or the Class Reps 

Class Reps:

Hamish Carter (Opti Green Fleet Class Rep) - ph: 021 335 766 email:

Jeff Shirley (Opti Open Fleet Class Rep) - ph: 027 341 9206 email:

Anne Marie Mowat (P Class Rep) - ph: 022 032 6801 email:

Tina Kennedy (Starling Class Rep) - ph: 021 925 552 email:


If you have any further questions about the sailing school please read through our FAQs page and if it isnt answered feel free to contact Kirsten on