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Juniors

Beginners boys and girls aged 9-14 years and over are invited to join the Bucklands Beach Yacht Club 'Learn to Sail' programme. To assist those wishing to begin, BBYC makes available 25 plastic Optimist and 3 Sunburst dinghies for the immediate use of young sailors. The duration of each level 1 is 5 lessons (weeks), each lesson is of 4 hours duration and  will be run either in the morning or afternoon depending on tide. Sunday Classes are available.

Course Fees for all levers  are:

  • Members of Bucklands Beach Yacht Club $240 
  • Non-members of Bucklands Beach Yacht Club $255


Course content for Level 1 beginners 'Start Sailing' includes topics such as: Wind Direction - Rigging an Optimist - Sailing Skills - Rope Work - Safety - Basic Sailing Rules - Launching and Recovery - Naming of Boat Parts - Capsizing.

Course content for Level 2 'Sailing Faster" includes topics such as: Learn more lingo - Safety Advanced - Knot knowledge - Weather, tides and currents - Balance essentials - Points of sail - advanced - Launching and retreaving  - more tips - Tacking technique - The art of gybing - Boat handling

Course content for Level 3 (Learn to Race) includes topics such as: Ready to race - Boat Balance - Forces on the boat - Start and finish lines - Tactics and  strategy - Mark roundings - Ways of the weather - Communication and team work.

 

Weekend Course (Sundays) 5 weeks

Sundays start 3rd September 2017 and go through to 17th December 2017 - 3 x 5 session courses scheduled weather permitting

Then again 11th February 2018 and go through to April 2018 - 3 x 5 session courses scheduled weather permitting

Sessions will either start at approx 9.00am or 1.00pm depending if high tide is in the morning or afternoon.  

Email the Sailing Academy coach@bbyc.org.nz or call 095343046 ext coach for more information.

 

 

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