To sign up for Learn to Sail, click LTS Membership Registration

Kohimarama Yacht Club (KYC) offers Auckland’s most comprehensive and fun Learn to Sail (LTS) program for children aged 9 to 12 years old. We run two courses a season during term four and term one on Sundays from 9 to 3.30. Our Learn to Sail course follows the Yachting New Zealand program. After our ten-day course, your child will have earned YNZ level one and two certificates. They will then be ready to move on to our Learn to Race (LTR) course

We have a full fleet of twenty modern self-bailing Opti cubes. Your child will be allocated their own boat to look after over the duration of the course. We were the first club in the country to fully change our Learn to Sail fleet to using the Opti Cube as we realised the benefits of both safety and fun that they offered. More time sailing, not bailing.

No sailing experience is necessary, just an ability to swim 50m in a life jacket and some water confidence, but most importantly the desire to learn and have fun.

KYC’s Learn To Sail course is water-based with some classroom and onshore activities. The course covers

  • Water safety
  • Sailing
  • Boat handling
  • Capsizing
  • Rigging
  • Knot making
  • Sailing rules
  • Hiking
  • Upwind, downwind and reaching sailing
  • Launching and retrieving

All our coaches are YNZ qualified. We run one coach to a maximum of five children ratio to ensure that all children are looked after in a supportive and exciting environment.

KYC is a youth sailing family club. Our focus is on kids sailing. Learn to Sail is not a drop and leave course, a  family member is expected to be present throughout the day to help out with launching, retrieving, and supporting the children. There is plenty of time to relax and participate in the club’s activities and have a fulfilling day at the beach.

Please register your place click LTS Membership Registration

The current Learn to Sail pamphlet: Learn To Sail – Flyer

For any queries, please contact Murray Scott 021 494 793 or complete the form below: