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Start Sailing Courses

WBBC offers ‘Start Sailing’ courses for those with limited or no sailing experience. The courses are professionally run by Yachting New Zealand qualified coaches. The courses are the first step in the Yachting New Zealand Learn to Sail pathway. Participants who successfully complete the courses are awarded a ‘Start Sailing’ certificate.

These courses are for those with limited or no sailing experience. They are professionally run by Yachting New Zealand qualified instructors who are usually members of the club.

Start Sailing Courses during school holidays

We run ‘Start Sailing’ courses for children during the October and January school holidays. The courses are held over five half days with either morning or afternoon sessions available. The dates for courses are:

  • 3rd – 7th October 2016
  • 16th – 20th January 2017
  • 23rd – 27th January 2017

Start Sailing Courses during school terms

We also run the ‘Start Sailing’ course for children during school terms. When we have enough children ready to go then we run the course over a series of days that suits the group.

‘Start Sailing’ courses for children cost $250 and require five children registered before they will be run.

To learn more about  Start Sailing courses please email learntosail@wbbc.org.nz.

Opti Squad

Opti Squad is our programme to get young people into regular sailing. Opti Squad is run every Saturday morning during the season, starting at 9.00am. If you have completed a ‘Start Sailing’ course, then this is your next step. Please note that you need to have joined the club to participate in Opti Squad. There is no charge for Opti Squad coaching.

Opti Squad is run by Yachting New Zealand qualified coaches. Opti Squad uses the ‘Sailing Fast’ syllabus which is the second level in the Yachting New Zealand Learn to Sail pathway. Young people who graduate from Opti Squad are awarded a ‘Sailing Fast’ certificate.

To get involved with Opti Squad email learntosail@wbbc.org.nz.

The Blue Fleet

Blue Fleet is our programme to get young people into racing sailboats. Blue Fleet is run every Saturday morning during the season, starting at 9.00am. Once you have graduated from Opti Squad, then this is your next step.

Blue Fleet is run by Yachting New Zealand qualified coaches. Blue Fleet uses the ‘Go Racing’ syllabus which is the third level in the Yachting New Zealand Learn to Sail pathway. There is no charge for Blue Fleet coaching. Young people who graduate from the Blue Fleet are awarded a ‘Go Racing’ certificate.

Opti Camp

Opti Camp is a three-day live-in summer camp for Optimist sailors in the Wellington region. This season the camp is being run from the 24th to the 26th of January 2017 at the Titahi Bay Boating Club.  This is an awesome three days of fun sailing and other activities and is a ‘must do’ event for our Blue Fleet sailors.

To find out more about the Blue Fleet email learntosail@wbbc.org.nz.

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