Child 'Start Sailing' course January holidays (3)
Date & Location
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 9am to 12pm.
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 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 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
- Beanie and sunhat
- Water bottle
- Register & Pay Individually$250$2500$0