Sailing School Holidays

Learn to sail, then sail yourself.

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6-day sailing holiday

6-day sailing holiday
Ideal for those with a dream of sailing themselves in the beautiful Bay of Islands. Three days with an instructor and three days cruising and exploring the Bay of Islands by yourselves.
• Skippering your own easily managed, well behaved NZ designed and built yacht
• Individualised instruction to build your sailing and boat handling expertise
• Gain internationally recognised qualifications
• Start as a complete novice and be out skippering yourself after only three days

  • Suitable for novices.
  • $890 per sailor

1-day refresh

1-day refresh
Take an instructor the first day of your bareboat or flotilla holiday. Refresh your keelboat sailing skills and gain valuable insights into navigation in the Bay of Islands.

  • Previous sailing experience required.
  • $300 per day, additional to your bareboat hire costs

2-day introduction


An excellent introduction to the sport of sailing. Safe and enjoyable you’ll be with your instructor during the day and tied up to the dock at night.

  • Suitable for novices.
  • $445 per sailor

5-day adventure


Perfect for those with some boating experience ready to step up to skippering their own boat. two days with an instructor and three days cruising and exploring the Bay of Islands by yourselves.

  • Some previous experience required.
  • $720 per sailor

 

5-day advanced

5-day advanced
An intensive live-aboard designed to extend your expertise for further sailing adventures. Perfect foundation course for those intending to purchase their own yacht and set-sail for extended voyages.

  • Previous sailing experience required.
  • $1,490 per sailor

Depending on competency, sailors will gain appropriate level Yachting New Zealand and / or International Yacht Training qualifications from each course.

Sailing courses are conducted aboard our Davidson 20 yachts (max two sailors) or sailors may choose to upgrade to the Noelex 25 (max three sailors or two adults and two children – under 14)

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