5 week courses once a week (Saturdays) in Term 1 (February-April) or term 4 (October-December). sessions are Saturday 9am-12pm. We have two options per term. This course will teach basic skills of sailing. The sailor will gain confidence on the water and with the boat. This course will be run in a Feva. These boats are sailed by two people or can be modified to sail single handed. Both double handed and single handed sailing will be included in the course.
We have a fleet of adults that race on a Wednesday evening during the summer. As a part of the course you will be invited to join them for an evening and see what sailing at the club is like. A compulsory part of this session is the debrief over dinner held at the Indian restaurant over the road 😉
Option 1: Oct 30th – Nov 27th (Saturdays 9am-12pm)
Option 2: Nov 20th – Dec 18th (Saturdays 12:30pm-3:30pm)
Option 1: Feb 12th – March 9th (Saturdays 9am-12pm)
Option 2: March 19th – April 16th (Saturdays 9am-12pm)
Course cost: $300
If the course is FULL, please click here and complete the form and you will be added to a waitlist for a full course or to be emailed when registration for the next available course is opened.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
You will need to provide:
- Pen (to write in your coursebook)
- If you have thermals or a jacket bring it along 🙂
We will provide:
- The Boats
- Life Jackets
- A massive lost property full of free gear to help get you started if you are a few items short…
WHO IS THE IDEAL SKIPPER
Adults must be competent in the water and pass a 50m sea swim test before sailing. However, no prior sailing experience is required. There are up to 12 sailors in each course.
WHAT BOAT DO WE TEACH LEARN TO SAIL IN?
Our course is run in Fevas which are a two person boat with 3 sails. These boats are great for sailors to learn in as they are very simple and stable.
ITS A FAMILY CLUB. HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
The Learn to Sail program is a great way to become involved in the club. You can meet new and veteran club members.
Once you have learnt to sail there are plenty of ways to get involved around the club and we offer courses provided by certified educators through Yachting New Zealand’s training programme eg: VHF and Safety Boat handling courses.
Our club has Sunday afternoon racing as well as adult racing on a Wednesday evening.
WHATS NEXT AFTER YOUR LEARN TO SAIL COURSE?
The next step would be to join one of our adult sailing fleet. The most common fleets adults sail at our club are Zephyrs, Starlings and Lasers. You can see information on these boats in the sailing section of our website.
During your Learn to Sail course some of the adults sailing at the club will come along and help out with the coaching. We will also invite you to attend a Wednesday evening with them where you can race the Fevas around the race course they are racing on. They will help you out and give you an insight into being a part of sailing at Murrays Bay.
We are grateful to Tara Menzies, Bayleys Real Estate for her support of our Learn to Sail Programme. Please support her business where you can.