Learn To Sail courses for kids from 9 y.o. and adults
(09) 376 0245 ext.2
Our Optimist, Splash and Far East 11 dinghy classes may be just what you’re looking for. For many years Ponsonby Sailing School has introduced Kiwis to sailing. The school is now iconic and has a number of graduates who are well known for their various yachting exploits.
December 2015. We are excited to announce the arrival of 5 new Far East 11’s to our fleet. These were christened by the Hon. Nikki Kaye MP who is very supportive of the Sailing School, along with our Patron – Peter Montgomery and Commodore – Tania Ruri and members.
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All our classes can be tailored to meet your needs, with the main aim of having fun! Our sailing lessons are held in the shelter and safety of St. Mary’s Bay. We use Optimist dinghies for children and Splash and Far East 11 dinghies for teens and adults.
Here is a selection of “kids on the water” in our Optimist dinghies showing our sponsor Burnsco and the new Far East 11 dinghies.
WESTHAVEN – ‘HAVE A GO DAY’ – 2015
Both these yacht classes are recognised around the world as leading sail training boats. Whether you’ve never sailed before, or if you race on bigger yachts and want to know why things happen, our dinghy training will be a fantastic and fun way to learn.
Our current courses are based on the Yachting New Zealand system, and all our courses and instructors are Yachting New Zealand accredited, so you can be confident that you’re getting high quality, safe tuition.
To offer quality instruction we can offer one-on-one training, and our course numbers never exceed 6 students to 1 instructor.
At the end of your course each graduate receives a Yachting New Zealand certificate to match the skill level the student has attained. The benefit of this is that the certificate is recognised throughout the world and is also a necessary requisite for sailors who want to attend any of Yachting New Zealand’s ‘High Performance’ clinics.
Importantly, the Ponsonby Sailing School works with schools and community groups to dovetail with broader initiatives to improve sport and recreation awareness and participation.
Above all else the Ponsonby Sailing School courses are designed to be an enjoyable developmental experience. Not only do students learn to sail but also have fun at the same time.
While your child is enrolled on a PCC Sailing School course, you and your family are welcome to use our facilities as a guest. Guests to sign in at the lounge entrance.
All our courses are Yachting New Zealand Accredited, as are our Instructors.
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