The Sailing Programme

NBYC Sailing Programme: The Club programme caters for both competitive sailors and people keen to learn how to sail.  We are a family - oriented, fun Club.

NBYC Club sailing days:  Sailing days are on Sundays - including Learn to Sail.

Learn to Sail classes and Racing / Learn to Race alternate between Sunday morning (9.00am - 12.30pm), and Sunday afternoon (midday to 3.30pm), depending on the tides. Our Spring season starts in October - taking a break over the Christmas and holiday period - and resuming around early February. The Summer sailing season finishes in April.

Throughout Spring, Summer and early Autumn there is sailing every Sunday. In Winter we sail every second Sunday - depending on the weather.

NBYC Offers:

Learn to Sail: Yachting NZ Level 1 and Level 2 certificated courses, also known as LTS.
We have two six-week courses every year, with intakes in October and February.
Level 1 LTS sailors don't need to become Club members for Level 1 - which makes it so much more affordable - but they do for Level 2 and beyond. Click for further programme details
Learn to Race: Yachting NZ Level 3
Held each Sunday, our racing is fun oriented. We have multiple classes competing together (Fevas, Quests, 420s, Lasers, Sunbursts, Starlings etc) with handicaps as appropriate. The emphasis is on honing skills and having fun.
A briefing is held before sailing to outline the course and timetable, and discuss weather and tide conditions.
A debrief after sailing incorporates feedback and discussion around learnings on the water.

Club Racing: This is held each Sunday. Our racing is fun-oriented and we have multiple classes competing together (Fevas, Quests, 420's, lasers, Sunburst, Starlings etc) with handicaps as appropriate. The emphasis is on honing skills and having fun.

Fun Destination Sails: On occasion we will sail across, down or up the Harbour to a beach as a fun Club sailing activity.

Regattas: NBYC Hosts the RS Feva Nationals 23 - 25 March. This regatta is open to all boats of the RS Feva Class. To be eligible to compete in this event each competitor will be a member of the New Zealand RS Feva Association and shall be a financial member of a club recognised by the competitor’s national authority.

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