Adult Courses & Private Lessons

ADULT SAILING COURSES AND PRIVATE LESSONS

Learn to sail courses: Contact Head Coach Alec Wade   lts.coach@yacht.org.nz  022 681 3735

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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
  • 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

 

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ADULTS LEVEL 1 LEARN TO SAIL DINGHY COURSE

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 Saturday mornings. You will learn the essential skills including helming, tacking, gybing, 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.

Start of Course: Oct 20th - Nov 10th  and/or Nov 17th - Dec 15th

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

Cost: $370 per sailor, all the equipment, boats and lifejacket included 

10% discount for group bookings. This includes the second person in a family, partners or friends. 15% discount for TYPBC club members 

 

ADULTS LEVEL 2  AND LEVEL 3 DINGHY COURSE

Course description: This course is suitable for sailors that have completed their Level 1 course. It is also good for those sailors that want to do a refresher course. Suitable for all ages 16 years and up, it takes place on Saturday afternoon at TYPBC. By the end of the course you will be able to sail on all points of sail in a variety of different sailing conditions from light to strong winds. You will learn how to work with the sail controls and improve your speed, boat handling, maneuvers and rigging skills. The course includes short interactive theory sessions to ensure that you have all the background knowledge needed to sail safely, grow your confidence and get the most out of the course.

Start of Course: Oct 20th - Nov 10th  and/or Nov 17th - Dec 15th

Time: Saturdays from 1 to 4pm (3 coaching hours per lesson) 5 lessons

Cost: $370 per sailor, all the equipment, boats and lifejacket included!  

10% discount for group bookings. This includes the second person in a family, partners or friends. 15% discount for TYPBC club members  

BOOKING FORM HERE

ADULT PRIVATE LESSONS

Private lessons can be booked for weekends or weekdays and will depend on the coaches availability. The lessons can be 2-3 hours afloat. Please arrange these with the coaches and book early so as to avoid disappointment. Private lessons cost $60 per hour ($45 for members) for one person. Private lessons will be tailored to your ability and are suitable for new sailors and people who want to improve their sailing, either one-on-one or in a group with friends.

Contact: Alec Wade on 022 681 3735 or email lts.coach@yacht.org.nz

  

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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.   

 

 

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

 

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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 Alec on LTS.coach@yacht.org

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