Sailing Course's & Open Days

Here at the Pohara Boat Club 2022we offer a six week learn to sail course based on the Yachting New Zealand learn to sail course program.

Courses avaiable are:

  • Level 1 (Optimist) $100 plus membership fee
  • Level 2 (Optimist & O'pen Bic Boats) $90 plus membership fee
  • Level 3 (O'pen Bic Boats) $90 plus membership fee

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 IN October 2021, enroll now to secure your spot.

we will be running open days and some maintenance days prior to the course starting. this is all part of learning to sail, so if your keen come along.

The course cost is per student & a Club Membership or Youth membership if under 18 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.

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 print the required form and send it through to




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

No experience neccessary but some boat skills are a bonus.