Our course is aimed at 9 – 13 year olds and follows the Yachting New Zealand 'Start Sailing' course.
The course will cover a range of subjects, including: water safety, names of boat parts, setting up boats, capsizing, launching and retrieving, tacking, gybing, points of sail and basic knots
The course provides Plastic Optimist designed especially for learning and these courses as well buoyancy aids and facilities. Our coaches are all qualified Learn to Sail Coaches, and run highly effective, well managed courses.
On successful completion of the course the sailor will have achieved Level One of the YNZ Learn to Sail framework, which is nationally recognised. You will then be given the oppotunity to carry on your sailing with Learn to sail Level 2
Registrations for our October Courses are now closed - we are aiming to run a January Learn to Sail course but with the nature of Sail GP the the numerours other regattas the are being hosted at the club we are just in the process of working out logistics. Please check back here, or follow us on Facebook for updates on any upcoming courses!
Please note we often have a waitlist for these courses so get in quick
Age: For kids aged 9-13yrs with no or very little sailing experience
Dates: We run two 9 week courses a year starting in October and January
Cost: $100 NPCL Club Membership + $200 for the course including coaching and boat useage
Questions? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note our October intake is now full, please email email@example.com to preregister your space for our January 2024 intake
For sailors with their own boat & gear who have compleated a Learn to Sail program
Our Green fleet and junior sailing is for those who are able to independently get themselves around a basic course, from here they will follow the Yachting New Zealand Learn to race course which teaching them more on how to make their boats go fast, taking care of their new boat, boat handelling and the racing rules of sailing.
There will also be mutiple oppotunities through out the season for these sailors to head away to reagttas with coach support
Time: Saturday mornings 9am - 12 noon during the Sailing Season (October - April) TBC
Cost: $65 NPCL Club Membership + $200 - covers all weekend coaching for the season
More information: The Club has an active coaching programme, especially in dinghy classes, for more advanced racing sailors wishing to develop racing and boat handling skills. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Parent involvement is essential.
Coaching for coaches - Become one of our sailing instructors (Contact Amanda or coaching coordinator at email@example.com
Rescue boat training - Free one day course to become certified to operate our rescue boats during coached sessions & regattas.
Adult Keelboat sailing - Learn2Sail runs their courses from Naval Point Club
Offshore Sailor Safety Awareness Events - in conjunction with local safety specialists.
Coastguard Boating Education
Crewing on someone else's boat
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Magazine Bay, Lyttelton, New Zealand
03 328 7029