Are you looking for something different to do this school holidays? Whether you’re a novice sailor keen to lean a new skill, or an experienced racer ready for an intensive week, we run a variety of programs over the school holidays.

Our courses follow Yachting New Zealand’s Dinghy Learn to Sail Scheme and upon completion each student will receive certification with YNZ.Our courses are fun, safe and fully supervised by qualified and experienced instructors.

With Tauranga’s stunning harbour location and sea breeze, there isn’t a better place to learn sailing. So don’t let the kids sit in front of the TV all holidays, get out and get sailing.




Whether you're a beginner or an improver, our Holiday Sailing Camp is the most fun way to spend your summer. Beginners will learn the basics of sailing, safety and build their confidence on the water whilst students with prior experience will improve upon skills learnt in previous levels and will learn advanced boat handling and seamanship skills. 
The program focuses on learning though sailing games in a safe and supportive environment, spending minimal time in the classroom.

Register for one of our courses
(via ClubHub)


All our Youth programs are sailed in Optimists, these are stable boats designed to keep kids smiling as they learn how to control and steer their own sailboat around Tauranga Harbour.
The 2.4 meter Optimist is the international standard in youth sail training, being specifically designed for juniors, and sailed around the world from beginner, to world championship racing.

TYPBC has access to 18 Opti training boats through BoPSAT.