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Child 'Start Sailing' course January holidays (1)

'Start Sailing' course is for children aged 9 to 14. 5 days. January 11 - 15 9am to 12pm

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Child 'Start Sailing' course January holidays (1)
Child 'Start Sailing' course January holidays (1)

Date & Location

08 Sept 2021, 12:35 pm – 12:40 pm

Worser Bay Boating Club, Marine Parade, Seatoun, Wellington, New Zealand

About the Event

WBBC offers ‘Start Sailing’ courses for those with limited or no sailing experience.

This course runs for five days Monday to Friday from 9pm to 12pm.  Starting 11 January. 

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. 

‘Start Sailing’ courses for children cost $250.

Children must be between 9 and 14 years of age, from the start of the course.

The club's plastic optimist dinghies are used.  The club will also supply a buoyancy vest for the lessons.

Sailors must be able to swim 50 metres unaided wearing a PFD (personal floating device) and sailing gear.

After the course is completed the sailors are then able to join an Opti Squad on a Saturday or Sunday morning for the remainder of the season, (until 24 April)  They have three free sessions and then need to join the club if they want to continue.

What to bring for the course:

  • Wet-suit (short/long sleeve)
  • Polyprop/ thermal  clothing
  • Wind proof jacket
  • Togs
  • Towel
  • Beanie and sunhat
  • Sunscreen
  • Lunch/snacks
  • Water bottle






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