FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

What time should I contact the Sailing School?

Sailing School Buisness Hours

Monday: 11am-7pm

Tuesday: 9am-7pm

Wednesday: 9am-3pm

Thursday: 9am-7pm

Friday: CLOSED

Saturday: 9am-4pm

Sunday: 9am-1pm

Registration

 How can I register myself/my child for a course without paying immediately?

·      On a PC – Once you have completed registering the sailor, and have selected the course, you will be given payment options. The first option will be ‘Credit via ezi-debit’ and the second will be ‘Other’. Select ‘Other’, this will allow an invoice to be sent to your chosen email and will need to be paid within two weeks or prior to the start of the course.

·      On mobile device - Once you have completed registering the sailor, and have selected the course, you will be given payment options. Under the title ‘Payment Options’ will be a drop down menu that initially reads ‘Credit via ezi-debit’ which you will need to click on. This will open the drop down bar with more payment options. Select ‘None (pay later)’, this will allow an invoice to be sent to your chosen email and will need to be paid within two weeks or prior to the start of the course.

 

Why can’t I see all of the course options?

·      In order for the correct courses to appear you must have entered an age into the system. This is done by typing in the correct Date of Birth so the correct age can be calculated. Once this is done, only the courses that you/your child are able to take part in will show.

 

How do I know what course myself/my child should be signed up for?

·      Children between the ages of 7 and 15 no experience – If your child is between these ages and has not previously had any sailing experience, they will be best suited for a Level 1 ‘Learn to Sail’ course. You can sign up HERE.

·      Children between the ages of 7 and 15 with experience – If your child is between these ages and has sailed previously but you are unsure of what level they are, we can organise a private assessment to take place to the Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club. Please email LTS.coach@yacht.org to confirm a time.

For more information please read through our Kids Term Sailing page HERE.

·      Adults over the age of 15 – If you are over the age of 15 and have no sailing experience, your best-suited course will be an ‘Adult Learn to Sail, Level1’. You can sign up HERE. For more information please read through our Adult Learn to Sail page.

 

General

 What are the next steps after my child has completed level 3?

·      If your child wishes to continue sailing but doesn’t want to take part in racing or own your own boat - he/she can take part in our Quidditch League. More information on this course can be found HERE.

·      If your child is under 50kg, and wants to continue racing, they will be best suited for Optimist Green Fleet – To take part in the Opti Green Fleet, you must be a member of the club and own your own Optimist. To become a member go to our website HERE. To rent an Optimist from BoPSAT please contact Tina Kennedy at teekay.mob@gmail.com for pricing and availability of boats. If you wish to purchase your own Optimist please contact Hamish Carter (Opti Green Fleet Class Rep) - ph: 021 335 766 email: cathandhamish@gmail.com, he will help you to find the perfect Opti.

·      If your child is between 45kg and 60kg and wants to continue racing, they will be best suited for a Pclass Green Fleet – To take part in the Pclass Green Fleet you must own your own Pclass and be a member of TYPBC. To become a member please go to our website HERE. For help finding the perfect Pclass please contact Brian Coxhead (P Class Rep) - ph: 027 295 0077 email: brian@baymarineworks.co.nz

·      If your child is between 55kg and 70kg and wants to continue racing, they will be best suited for Starling Green Fleet – To take part in the Starling Green Fleet you must own your own Starling and be a TYPBC member. To become a member please go to our webpage HERE. To find the perfect Starling please contact Peter Blackie (Starling Class Rep) - ph: 027 446 5372 email: Blackieconstruction@xtra.co.nz