Sailing

Learn more about our sailing courses run out of the Hyundai Marine Sports Centre at Okahu Bay.

Try Sailing

This is a great chance to learn new skills with no experience required! Our Try Sailing sessions are perfect for those who are new to sailing or those who have sailed in the past and would like to get back on the water to rediscover the fun of sailing.

You will meet at the Hyundai Marine Sports Centre (Royal Akarana Sailing Academy) where you will head out on the water in the beautiful Okahu Bay for a one off 3 hour session. Our qualified coaches are fully trained and will teach you the basics of sailing on the brand new fleet of RS Quests (boats that are specifically set up as learn to sail and race boats that are most suited to adults).

It's a great opportunity to learn a new skill, meet new people and have fun!

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: $45

Available Dates 2020:

  • 21 November 
  • 10 December

If you are unable to attend these course dates, please email Declan to add your details to our contact list.

Learn to Sail - Level 1

The Learn to Sail - Level 1 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 Hyundai Marine Sports Centre (Royal Akarana Sailing Academy) 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: $170

Available Dates:

  • 3 Oct -24 Oct - Saturdays 9am-12pm
  • 15 Oct - 5 Nov - Thursdays 1pm-4pm
  • 31 Oct - 21 Nov - Saturdays 9am-12pm

Staff courses:

  • 15 Oct - 5 Nov - Thursdays 1pm-4pm
  • 31 Oct - 21 Nov - Saturdays 9am-12pm

If you are unable to attend these course dates, please email Declan to add your details to our contact list.

Learn to Sail - Level 2

The Learn to Sail – Level 2 course is also 4 week block course over consecutive weeks. Level 2 is aimed at developing your sailing skills from a beginner level to an intermediate level. You will work towards mastering more sailing angles and techniques with a focus on making the boat sail fast. During your training you will also gain valuable experience working with a gennaker for down wind sailing.

You must complete Learn to Sail – Level 1 prior to enrolling in the Level 2 sessions (exceptions will be made on a case by case basis if sailors have previous sailing experience). During the course you will be working towards your Yachting New Zealand Level 2 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: $170

Available Dates:

  • 17 Oct - 7 Nov - Saturdays 1pm-4pm

If you are unable to attend these course dates, please email Declan to add your details to our contact list.

Learn to Sail - Level 3

Learn to Sail - Level 3 is a block course over 4 consecutive weeks. Level 3 is an advanced level of sailing, as you will learn the ins and outs of how to race. You will learn sail controls, start line techniques, strategy and tactics, racing rules and much more. You will also be able to compete in RAYC races if you wish.

You must have completed the Learn to Sail - Level 2 course prior to enrolling in this course. (Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis if sailors have previous sailing experience).

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: $170

Available Dates: 29 Nov - 20 Dec - Sundays 1pm-4pm

Laser race coaching

More info to come...

Contact

For any questions or queries regarding our sailing programmes, please contact Declan Peach at declan.peach@auckland.ac.nz.