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Learn To Sail

Learn to sail at Milford Cruising Club. We offer term-based junior sailing and School Holiday programmes.

Our policy is to make learning to sail affordable for families. We make first class boats available so that parents are not faced with the expensive costs of acquiring competitive sailing dinghies for their children. See our current term time programmes below.

Junior Sailing Programme – Term 4 & 1

Our junior sailing programme for 8-18 yrs is held on Friday afternoons during Terms 4 and Term 1 of the school year and provides 2 modules run under the guidance of a qualified Yachting NZ (YNZ) coach.

  1. Opti Learn To Sail

  2. Opti Race (Kids must have LTS sailing experience to join this group)

When: Term 4: October – December & Term 1: February – March
Day/Time: Friday 4:00pm – 7:00pm & Sunday 9:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Meet at MCC then on to Milford Beach
Cost: $180 per term*
Opening Day: 16 October 2020

REGISTER HERE

RS Feva Programme – Max. 10 Kids

The focus for this programme is to develop sailors core skills. The expectation that there will be a group who participate at Feva Regattas.

Boat charter priority is given to kids doing both days.

When: Term 4: October – December & Term 1: February – March
Day/Time: Friday 4:00pm – 7:00pm & Sunday 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Meet at MCC then on to Milford Beach
Cost: $180 per term*
Opening Day: 16 October 2020

*For both the junior sailing and RS Feva programmes, there is an option for individuals to request once a week (either Friday or Sunday) for $120. This is subject to space in the programmes as priority will be given to those who do both days.

REGISTER HERE

Common FAQs

How old does my child have to be to Learn To Sail?
They must be 8 years or older and be able to swim confidently.
What parent/caregiver commitment is required?
In order for us to make our sailing programme affordable and accessible, we do need help from parents. We request one parent from each family to assist each week with training. We find that the parents get almost as much out of it as the kids!
How much does it cost?
MCC Family Membership is required, along with a $180 activity fee per term for the Junior Sailing Programme or RS Feva Programme. There is an option to request once a week (either Friday or Sunday) for $120. This is subject to space in the programmes as priority will be given to those who do both days.

PLEASE NOTE: The nomination fee does not apply to Family Memberships within the Junior Sailing Programmes. If a Learn to Sail programme has been attended, the $50 Membership from that program cost will be credited towards Family Membership.

What should my child wear / bring?
Shoes with soles that have grip. Polyprop top or a wetsuit as it gets cold on the water. Make sure whatever they wear will allow the flexible and quick movement sailors need on the water. While MCC can provide lifejackets, some prefer to bring their own.
What if weather is unsuitable for sailing?
Training may take place on the reserve.

Register for Sailing Lessons

To register for one of these programmes, please fill out the form below and we will be in touch.

Please select an option

CHILD'S DETAILS

EMERGENCY CONTACT DETAILS

To join a programme only once per week please send an emaill to Brie to check availability.

Once you have received registration confirmation from us...
Please direct credit the course cost to Milford Cruising Club's Bank Account 01-0178-0078868-00 with your Child's Name and Membership Number in the reference fields.