Sailing Course's & Open Days

We have an open day scheduled for Sunday 21st February.

Here at the Pohara Boat Club we offer a six week learn to sail course baised on the Yachting New Zealand learn to sail course program.

Courses avaiable are:

  • Level 1 (Optimist) $100
  • Level 2 (Optimist) $90
  • Level 3 in O'pen Bic boats $90

This is run twice a year, usually during February/March & October/November during school terms. We allow 8 weeks to complete the 6 week course for bad weather days.

THE NEXT COURSE IS STARTING 0N 18th OCTOBER 2020. enroll now to secure your spot

The course cost is per student & a Club Membership is requied.

We recommomend kids over the age of 8 for our level 1 learn to sail course.

Children must be able to swim 50m in a life jacket.

Wetsuits are optional, please make sure to bring along a Towel, Warm Clothes, $2 for a shower & a drink bottle.

Parents are required to assist the coach during course times as required.

Life Jackets are provided, but if you prefer to use your own you are welcome to bring it along.


Starting on 20th October from 930am, we are running adult learn to sail courses. If your keen to learn to sail please contact Mark on 0274943411

Club rescue boats are on the water at all times during the sailing hours to assist where & when needed.

If you are interested in any of these courses avaiable please contact the club to request the sign up forms. 

Courses are limited to 6 students per course so spaces fill up fast.

No experience neccessary but some boat skills are a bonus.