Kids' Term Sailing

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.


Learn to sail in the beautiful Tauranga Harbour with excellent weather and sailing conditions. Our courses follows the Yachting New Zealand Learn to Sail course guidelines. Kids must be between the ages of 8 and 16 and be able to swim 50 metres confidently to learn to sail. Join the fun!



Saturday from 9:30am - 12:00pm and/or from 12:30pm to 3:00pm 

                                     Monday from 4pm-7pm

Cost: Each course has 10 lessons of 3 hours each at a cost of $320

Siblings booked together receive a 10% discount! 


Bookings Close: One week before the course start or when the course is full. 


LEVEL 2 'Sailing...Fast!' and LEVEL 3 'Go...Racing!' 

Sunday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Tuesday from 4pm-7pm


Register for the Level 2 or Level 3 coaching now and continue improving your sailing and racing skills. You will learn the basics of racing and if you are in the Level 3 course you can join us for the Sunday Club Races. If racing isn't for you, you can work towards joining our Sailing Quidditch League to continue sailing and having fun on the water. Come on board, join the trainings and get ready to sail fast!  

The sailors will learn all the YNZ Level 2 and 3 skills and obtain their YNZ certificate when they complete the course! 

Cost: Each course has 10 lessons of 3 hours each at a cost of $320

Siblings booked together receive a 10% discount! 




Sailing Quidditch League

*We will run this course only if we have at least 6 kids*

For those who have completed their Level 2 or 3 who want to keep sailing but not race, Sailing Quidditch League is for you! We will have teams and every second week we will have a game of Sailing Quidditch. You are also welcome to do Sailing Quidditch along with the Race Programme for some fun sailing and extra time on the water.  


Saturday from 1pm to 4pm 

Cost: Each course has 10 sessions of 3 hours each at a cost of $250

Siblings booked together receive a 10% discount! 



 Please note our courses are:

       Run by a Yachting New Zealand fully qualified instructor 

     The sailors learn on plastic Optimists provided by the Sailing School

     A club boat and PFD is provided in Levels 2 and 3 but you are welcome to bring your own! Wetsuits not provided

     We teach every session. If the weather is not suitable for on water activities, the sailors will have on-land lessons.


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 more information please 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:

Brian Coxhead (P Class Rep) - ph: 027 295 0077 email:

Peter Blackie (Starling Class Rep) - ph: 027 446 5372 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