Sailing Course's & Open Days

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)
  • Level 2 (Optimist)
  • Level 3 in O'pen Bic boats

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 course cost is $100 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.

Also during January we offer Fun Sailing Days, these are run on Sundays from 10am until 2pm & are open to all ages to have a go at sailing.

All our boats are available for use.

We currently have Optimist, O'pen Bics, Sunburst's & our recently purchased RS Feva.

There is a small fee of $40 to cover boat use & coach time.

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.