Learn To Sail
Learn To Sail

Learn To Sail

Milford Cruising Club has a policy of making learning to sail affordable for families and making first class boats available to use so parents are not faced with the expensive costs of acquiring competitive sailing dinghies for their children.

Our junior sailing programme for 8-18 year olds + runs on Friday afternoons during Terms 4 and Term 1 of the school year and provides 2 Learn To Sail modules run under the guidance of a qualified Yachting NZ coach.

  1. Learn To Sail – in our Optimist Dinghys
  2. Learn To Race – in our 2 person Fevas
When: Term 4: October – December & Term 1: February – March
Day/Time: Fridays 4pm – 6.30pm
Location: Meet at MCC then on to Milford Beach

Our Sailing Class sizes are limited to 25 kids. Beginners learn to sail in the Optimists and graduate to sailing our 4 Fevas for competitive sail training and interclub racing.

On the water during the sailing lessons we also operate 3 rigid hull inflatable patrol boats for training and safety. At least one parent/caregiver must remain on site to help supervise/launch and retrieve boats. Parents may be able to assist on the water in the patrol boats.

At the end of training, join us for sausages and refreshments at the Clubroom afterwards.

FAQs About Our Learn To Sail Programme

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Enquire About Sailing Lessons

To make an enquiry or for more information about joining our Learning To Sail junior programme, please contact our junior sailing co ordinator Raoul Harrison on 0274 597 736  or use the form below and we will be in touch.