The Juniors Section of the Timaru Yacht and Powerboat Club can provide the many great experiences and skills which sailing offers, as well as a fun environment in which children and parents can build closer relationships. Children benefit the most from their sailing experiences when they have a parent alongside (even on shore) offering support, guidance, and encouragement. To all the parents: be a part of their team and the wind in their sails!
In addition to regular weekend sailing, proposed adventures this season include:
- Team Timaru competing in regattas throughout the North and South Islands.
- Holiday sailing and camping at the lakes.
- Larger yacht experience.
- Simply hanging out on the water and at the Bilges Café.
In the words of Peter Mander, “Puddling around in a boat, sailing wherever you want to go, landing at a beach, or dropping anchor and throwing a fishing line over the side come under the heading of yachting just as much as sailing in championship contests.” Enjoy the moments as a child with your child.
Time on the water makes good sailors; time together can facilitate good relationships. Our vision is to provide an environment for both!