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5 day sailing adventure

5-Day Sailing Adventure

Recap and build skills with an instructor for the first two days then sail yourself in the beautiful Bay of Islands for the next three days. 

This five-day sailing adventure is perfect for those with some boating experience ready to step up to taking charge of their own keelboat.

For the first two days you’ll be taught on the water by one of our qualified sailing instructors, and will learn the basics of safely handling a sail boat. Your two days of sailing instruction are followed by three days sailing on your own in the Bay of Islands.

This course is a safe and enjoyable introduction to keelboat sailing, and an excellent way for sailors with some experience to gain the skills and confidence to skipper their own boat.

Course Outcomes:

At the end of the course participants should have gained their Yachting New Zealand Level One Keelboat certification, or with significant previous experience will gain their Level Two.

Course Itinerary:

  • Day one:  Dock briefing then cast off for a day’s sailing in the bay.
  • First overnight: Sleep aboard tied to the Great Escape dock.
  • Day two: Another day out sailing with your instructor.
  • Second overnight: Sleep aboard tied to the Great Escape dock.
  • Days three to five: It’s time to set sail by yourself, explore the wonderful Bay of Islands and practice your new sailing skills.  Before you cast off we discuss your passage planning, review navigation in the Bay of Islands, give you updated weather forecast information and guide you on suitable anchorages and points of interest for the following days. You’ll log trip reports to Russell Radio morning and night, and be safely anchored before dusk. You’ll return to the Great Escape dock before 5pm on the afternoon of day five.
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