Sailing

Learn more about our sailing courses run out of the Auckland Sailing Club at Okahu Bay

Try Sailing

This is a great chance to try a new skill with no experience required! Our Try Sailing sessions are aimed at those students new to sailing and also past sailors who would like to get back on the water to rediscover the fun of sailing.

Try Sailing sessions are held at the Akarana Sailing Academy (Auckland Sailing Club) at Okahu Bay, Auckland. Each session is 3 hours and sailors will be on the water and experiencing sailing first-hand during this time.

Akarana coaches are fully trained and will work with small groups of students. The aim is to learn the basic skills of sailing while having a great time with friends and developing new skills. You will be sailing on a brand new fleet of RS Quests, boats specifically set up as learn to sail and race boats and most suited to Adults.

What to bring: You will need to wear shorts, a wind/spray jacket, a hat and shoes or booties that can be worn in the water. We suggest that you wear sunblock and bring a water bottle and a snack.

Cost: $40

Available Dates:

  • Wednesday 18 September, 12pm - 3pm
  • Wednesday 25 September, 12pm - 3pm

Learn to Sail

The Learn to Sail course is a 4 week block course aimed at developing your skills as a sailor over consecutive weeks. Learn to Sail sessions are held at the Akarana Sailing Academy (Auckland Sailing Club) at Okahu Bay, Auckland.

While sailing a purpose-built training boat the RS Quest, you will gain experience in all aspects of sailing in groups of up to 4. Over the 4 weeks you will learn the fundamentals of sailing with a main and jib, and if the weather permits the gennaker. You will also learn to prepare the boat, manage wind and tide, learn angles of sails, different roles on the boat and harbour navigation. There is some theory content however the majority of learning occurs while out on the water.

Sessions will be held over 4 consecutive weeks in 3 hour blocks. During this time you will be working towards your Yachting New Zealand Level 1 Certificate.

What to bring: You will need to wear shorts, a wind/spray jacket, a hat and shoes or booties that can be worn in the water. We suggest that you wear sunblock and bring a water bottle and a snack.

Cost: $160

Available Dates:

  • Fridays, 20/27 September & 4/11 October, 1pm-4pm
  • Saturdays, 21/28 September & 5/12 October, 1pm-4pm

Learn to Race

The Learn to Race course is a 4 week block course aimed at those who have completed the Learn to Sail course or have previous sailing experience. Sailors on this course will learn the specifc skills required to sail faster as well as tactics they can use during a race. 

Sessions will be held over 4 consecutive weeks in 3 hour blocks. Learn to Race sessions are held at the Akarana Sailing Academy (Auckland Sailing Club) at Okahu Bay, Auckland.

What to bring: You will need to wear shorts, a wind/spray jacket, a hat and shoes or booties that can be worn in the water. We suggest that you wear sunblock and bring a water bottle and a snack.

Cost: $160

Available Dates:

There are no Learn to Race courses currently scheduled. Check back next semester for future dates.

Contact

For any questions or queries regarding our sailing programmes, please contact Tiwai Wilson tiwai.wilson@auckland.ac.nz.