Paremata Boating Club offers an adult Learn to Sail program. This covers YNZ level 1 and is done using using our 2-person club Topaz yachts. These have proven to be an excellent platform for learning to sail for 1 or 2 people. You will learn to sail these boats with 2 people, both as skipper and crew, and also sail them on your own.

This provides 12 hours of coaching which is done with a Yachting NZ qualified coach.

The course covers the Yachting NZ Level 1 syllabus which includes:

  • Safety
  • Knowing your boat
  • Capsizing
  • Launching and Retrieving
  • Sail Trim and boat trim
  • Steering
  • Rigging
  • Knots
  • Tacking
  • Gybing
  • Points of sail
  • Rules and Meanings

The next course date is to be advised

Other courses may run on different times so please let us know your preference for times when registering interest using the link below.

The objective of this course is to get the student sailor to a level to allow them to take part in club sailing (weather permitting) to continue to build up experience and skills. They may also continue coaching and undertake a YNZ level 2 course with us.

To take part in this course you need to be able to swim 50m.

The course costs $250. The course includes a club tee shirt and a 50% discount on club membership if you wish to keep sailing with us ($145).

To register interest in the course, please complete this form and we will get back to you when the next course is available: by registering interest you have not committed to undertaking the course.

For further information about the Adult Learn To Sail course, please contact the club Sailing Academy manager at [email protected].