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Child 'Start Sailing' course January holidays (4)

'Start Sailing' course for children aged 8 to 14. 5 days. January 16-20 1pm to 4pm

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Child 'Start Sailing' course January holidays (4)
Child 'Start Sailing' course January holidays (4)

Date & Location

16 Jan 2023, 1:00 pm – 20 Jan 2023, 4:00 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 1pm to 4pm.  

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 $300.

Children must be between 8 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 30 April)  They need to join the club if they want to be involved in Optisquad.

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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