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Sailing School in the Bay of Islands

Join our Sailing School and learn to sail in the beautiful Bay of Islands, with the experienced sailing instructors at Great Escape Sailing School. From our intensive 2-day introductory learn to sail course, to our more relaxed 5- and 6-day learn to sail holidays, there’s a sailing course here to suit you.

We follow the Yachting New Zealand keelboat syllabus and supplement it with practical, tailored sail training to ensure you can safely skipper one of our yachts in the beautiful Bay of Islands.

The Bay of Islands is a sailing paradise, and the perfect setting to take a sailing course or learn to sail holiday. Calm waters, sheltered anchorages, stunning scenery – we guarantee you a sailing holiday to remember.


2-Day Learn to Sail Course

Introduction to Sailing – $445 per person

Short of time but want to try sailing? Not sure if sailing is for you?

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5 day sailing adventure

5-Day Adventure Sailing Course

YNZ Level 1 or 2 – $720 per person

Done a bit of boating or have some sailing skills already, but very little time as skipper?

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6 day learn to sail holiday

6-Day Sailing Holiday

YNZ Level 1 or 2 – $890 per person

New to sailing, or want more time on the water before you cast off alone? Keen to step up to the next level qualification?

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Sailing Raven

5-Day Advanced Sailing Course

YNZ Level 3 – $1490 per person

Done a few miles on the water? Thinking about buying your own boat?

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