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Queen Charlotte Yacht Club offers Learn to Sail Courses in the School Holidays.

The course is aimed at children 8-15 year old and will teach kids to sail using an Optimist dingy. Past graduates of this course have gone to represent NZ in sailing, and many others have carried on enjoying sailing as a fantastic summer sport.

Participants must be able to swim 50 metres and be confident around the water. A parent or guardian will be expected to be available to assist their child.

The course costs $175 (incl. gst) per sailor. `

Over the three days you will receive:

-12 hours of sailing tuition (mostly on the water). 

-Use of the yacht club's Optimist dinghies. 

-Use of the yacht clubs facilities.

-Expert coaching by our Qualified Yachting Instructor.

The next available Learn To Sail courses are 



Courses are limited to the first 10 registered participants so be in quick as these course filled up fast last year.

Courses start at 10 am each day and run till approximately 2 pm.

"Click here for LEARN TO SAIL REGISTRATION" to register for the courses.


On completion of the course participants will be awarded a Level 1 Yachting New Zealand Certificate and Sail Logbook.

For only a further $75 (incl. gst), participates will be able to continue using the Yacht Club's optimists on club days through to April 2020:

- With further Sailing Coaching on Saturday's - Rigging at 10:00 am and on the water at 10.30 am.

- Racing on Saturdays 1.00 - 3.30. (1300 to 1530)

- Privileges of the Yacht Club .

"Click here to log in and purchase COACHING"

"Click here for more COURSE DETAILS"

"Click here for the LEARN TO SAIL FLYER"

"Click here for the PARENTS INFORMATION"

For more information please contact the Learn to Sail Co-ordinator

QCYC is also offering Adult Learn to Sail Private lessons. These are to be run by The Club Coach at a cost of XXX per hour for Adult QCYC club members, or $XXX per hour for members of the public. Coach can be one to one and will be tailored to each person’s requirements. If interested please contact.


Learn to sail graduates please check out our graduate programme.