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2 day learn to sail course

2-Day Learn to Sail Course

Get an introduction to sailing basics on this 2-day beginner’s learn to sail course in the Bay of Islands.

This two-day learn to sail course gives you an excellent introduction to sailing basics. It includes two full days of sailing instruction on the water, and a night’s accommodation on board, alongside the Great Escape Sailing School dock.

Over two days on the water in the beautiful Bay of Islands, your sailing instructor will teach you all the essential safety skills so you can go sailing safely and enjoyably. They’ll help you gain the ability and skills you need to confidently sail by yourself as skipper or crew.

Course Outcomes:

Depending on competency, by the end of the course you should have obtained your Yachting New Zealand (YNZ) Level One Keelboat Certification (Introduction to Keelboat Sailing).

Course Itinerary:

  • Day one: Your sailing holiday commences at 9.30am with a dock briefing then you cast off for a day’s sailing in the Bay of Islands with your instructor.
  • Overnight: Sleep aboard tied to the Great Escape dock (Your instructor doesn’t sleep aboard!) When you are tied to the dock you can cook aboard or use your complementary membership to Opua Cruising Club to have a meal at the yacht club.
  • Day two: Another day out sailing with your instructor, your sailing holiday concludes at 5pm.

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