Adult Courses & Private Lessons

ADULT SAILING COURSES AND PRIVATE LESSONS.  PLACES AVAILABLE!  

 

Contact club head coach Maria Ferrario      head.coach@yacht.org.nz     021 070 5454

From learn to sail to race adult courses. For all ages and abilities. Private coaching lessons are also available on club boats or on your own boat. 

If you've never sailed before, you'll be amazed at how easy it all is. With Tauranga’s stunning harbor location and sea breeze, there isn’t a better place to learn sailing. The Learn to Sail course follows Yachting New Zealand’s dinghy learn to sail scheme and upon completion each student will receive certification with TYPBC. 

With each of our courses you will get:

  • Sailing lessons with a certified instructor. Introduction to sailing and short courses can have fewer amount of hours. 
  • TYPBC certification
  • Confidence and independence while controlling your own boat
  • Skills for a lifetime sport, either racing or cruising
  • Lots of fun in a great social environment
  • Introduction to the Wednesday and Thursday Night Keelboat Racing

ADULTS LEARN TO SAIL COURSE - Level 1. STARTING 30 APRIL! 

Course description:

The Learn to Sail Course is a introduction to the exciting sport of sailing. Suitable for all ages 16 years and up, it takes place on Sunday mornings starting the 30th of April 2017. You will learn the essential skills including helming, tacking, gibing, sailing upwind and downwind, launching and landing, and how to rig and de-rig your dinghy. By the end of the course you will be able to sail on all points of sail in light to medium breeze. The course includes short interactive theory sessions to ensure that you have all the background knowledge needed to sail safely and get the most out of the course.

Starting date: April 30, 2017. Time: 930-1230

2017    
Sun  30  April
Sun  7  May
Sun  14  May
Sun  21  May
Sun  28  May

Time: Sundays from 930 to 1230 (3 coaching hours per lesson) 5 lessons 

Contact: Maria (Club head coach)      head.coach@yacht.org.nz      021 070 5454

ADULTS LEVEL 2 "SAIL FAST "AND LEVEL 3 "GO RACING! " SAILING COURSE  STARTING 30 APRIL! 

SUNDAY AFTERNOON COURSE 

THERE IS ALSO A WEEK DAY AFTERNOON COURSE AVAILABLE. The weekday and the time will depend on the sailors availability. Cost of the course will depend on the coaching hours.  

Course description:

This course is suitable for sailors that complete their level 1 course. Also, for those sailors that want to do a refresher course or for keel boat or any other sailor that have their level 1 sailing skills. Suitable for all ages 16 years and up, it takes place on Sunday afternoon starting the 30th of April 2017. You will perform the essential skills including helming, tacking, gibing, and sailing on all points of sail. By the end of the course you will be able to sail on all points of sail in light to strong breeze. You will learn how to work with the sail controls and perform your rigging skills. Also, you will finish the course knowing how to sail between marks, sailing on a course and practicing sailing races. The course includes short interactive theory sessions to ensure that you have all the background knowledge needed to sail safely and get the most out of the course.

The level 3 sailors doing the "GO RACING" course will learn and perform the game on racing including racing starts and rules in a course. This group will also have the possibility to race in a Sunday club race at the end of the course and be introduce to some keelboat sailing too.

When the sailors finish their level 3 course they will have the opportunity to rent a club dinghy with prior approval of the coach. 

Starting date: April 30, 2017. Time: 1 - 4pm

2017    
Sun  30  April
Sun  7  May
Sun  14  May
Sun  21  May
Sun  28  May

Time: Sundays from 1300 to 1600 (3 coaching hours per lesson) 5 lessons

Cost of the adult courses:

$350 per sailor. 15 coaching hours course ($70 per lesson for 3 coaching hours) All the equipment, boats and lifejacket included.  

10% discount for group bookings. This includes the second person in a family, partners or friends: $315

15% discount for TYPBC club members: $297,5

When the sailors finish their level 3 course they will have the opportunity to rent a club dinghy with prior coach approval. 

Adult PRIVATE LESSONS  

These can be booked for weekends or weekdays are will depend on the coaches availability. These will be done in the Omega Sailing Dinghy which is large enough for the instructor and two other people or on the Topaz Sailing Dinghy for one or two persons. The lessons can be 2-3 hours afloat. Please arrange these with Maria and book early so as to avoid disappointment. Lessons are $60 per hour ($40 for members) for one or two people. Private lessons are good if you want some one-on-one instruction or if you want to go sailing with a friend or one of your family. Private Lessons will be tailored to your ability and are suitable for new sailors, people that have never sail before, beginners and intermediate level. And also, advance race sailors can arrange a performance race coaching with the head race coach. 

Contact: Maria (Club head coach)      head.coach@yacht.org.nz      021 070 5454

MORE DETAILS AND GEAR LIST TO BRING TO THE COURSES

These courses are carried out in different sailing dinghies. These are one to three person dinghies which means the you get to control your own boat and hence learn very quickly. These boats are designed for learning and you’ll likely find them lots of fun.

The YNZ Courses follow a national sailing scheme. All the sailing coaches are certified coaches and instructors. 

 

Please be aware that weather conditions mean that we don’t always get on the water when we desire, however, we plan to have other activities should we not be able to sail. We try to work around the weather as best we can making the most of what we get. There are topics on the YNZ scheme that can be covered ashore. Whatever we do, we will have lots of fun and learn a lot.

 

The usual meeting place for courses will be training/centreboard room at TYPBC unless told otherwise. Please meet at the start time of the course. When you meet you will be told about the plan for the course. There will be time after this to get changed before going afloat.

 

Sailing is a fantastic and family sport. If your childrens aren’t sailing yet, why not get them into it! There are plenty of opportunities for everyone here at TYPBC.

 

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: 

              ·                warm clothing (lots of woollen layers) for the upper body 

·                shorts

·                a waterproof jacket

·                a hat / cap  

·                gloves (cycling gloves 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 (also useful for getting wetsuits on!) 

·                long hair must be tied back and is best covered with a hat 

·                minimal jewellery 

·                A bottle for water to stop dehydration 

·                MEDICATION (inhalers etc.)

·                Snacks for after sailing

·                Good fun and learning attitude!

Terms and Conditions

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