School Holiday Courses


Create holiday memories of a lifetime!  

For Learn to sail courses: Contact Head Coach Alec Wade  022 681 3735  


If your child has never sailed before but might be interested in a Level 1 program, come down on January 12th or 19th from 1 to 5 PM for a taste course. Bring $10 and chat with some of the centreboard parents as the kids get taken out for a sail with an experienced coach. Email with any questions.


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.


Are you looking for something different to do this school holidays? Whether you’re a novice sailor keen to learn a new skill, or an experienced racer ready for an intensive week, we run a variety of programmes over the school holidays. Our courses are fun, safe and fully supervised by qualified and experienced instructors. With Tauranga’s stunning harbour location and sea breeze, there is no better place to learn sailing. So don’t let the kids sit in front of the TV all holidays, get out and get sailing.  

The holiday courses are great for beginners aged 7 to 15 who want to learn how to sail or improve their sailing abilities. The aim is to have fun!   


Upcoming Holiday Programs and Dates:

January 21-25th - Summer Holiday Program

Apr 14-18th - Autumn Holiday Program


Level 1, 2, 3

Time: 9:30am-3:30pm Monday through Friday

Cost: Level 1 - $320

         Level 2, 3 - $300

Second family member attending a course at the same time receives a 10% discount.

Note: Due to the school term ending on Tuesday December 18th, we are offering a 3-day "half week" option from Wednesday the 19th to Friday the 21st. This is available at a reduced cost of $200. Note that this 3-day program does not guarantee a YNZ Level 1 certificate as it is too short a course.


Green Fleet

Time: Rigged and ready by 9:30, finish at 3:30pm, Monday through Friday

Cost: $300

Second family member attending a course at the same time receives a 10% discount.

Open Fleet Training Camps

To be determined


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.)

- Please bring your own lunch


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


For the race training camps contact Alec or the Class Reps



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