2017-2018 Season Regatta Sailing Program

Download a list of home and away events dates and locations here: TBD.

Fakebook Page with photos and more:  TYPBC Juniors Fakebook.

The Club offers the following opportunities in sailing for our young people.

1. “Sailing -Have a Go ” Programme

How about Sailing Program run for Schools in South Canterbury has now been replaced with Yachting New Zealand’s:
Sailing – Have a ago
Please go online and book with Yachting New Zealand

Participants keen to take their “Sailing-Have a go ” experience further are encouraged to join our Learn to Sail programme.

2. “Learn to Sail” Programme

Learn to Sail is a national programme developed by Yachting NZ. The syllabus is divided into levels which is broken up into modules and is assessed based on National Standards (also forms the basis for NCEA Sailing Unit Standards).

– Learn to Sail – Level 1
This level provides a safe and enjoyable introduction to small boat sailing. It includes essential safety skills necessary for sailors to participate in sailing in the most enjoyable way. Sailors will learn the basics of yachting which will then lead on to the Level 2 course.

– Learn to Sail – Level 2
This course builds on the skills gained in Level 1 focusing on teaching sailors to sail competently and safely in light-moderate winds without assistance.

Participants must be at least 8 years old, able to swim 50 metres wearing a buoyancy aid and be confident around the water. These courses are run as either block courses during the school holidays or over a number of consecutive weekends during term time.

Once sailors have successfully completed these above courses they are encouraged to join in the “after school” class club coaching programme and regular Saturday Club activities.

3. Class Club Coaching Programme – Junior/Intermediate Sailors

Coaching on a weekly basis is provided during term time aimed at developing the skills of club sailors in a fun and interactive way to the following classes – Optimist Green + Open Fleet, P Class, Starling, Laser and 420.

Organised specialist Class Coaching Clinics and further development of skills of high performance Sailors that are sailing at an advanced level and who are competing at Regional + National Regattas.

4. Saturday Afternoon Club Racing

The Junior Section of the Club organize a regular Saturday Afternoon Club racing programme throughout the season (refer to the following Junior Sailing Programme).
Racing is for all youth classes and is scheduled to start on the water at 2:00 pm.

The emphasis is on fun with coaching provided both prior and during racing and gives our young sailors the opportunity to practice and improve their skills out on the water.

For the Saturdays marked as “Reserved” in the programme, the intention is continue to provide a local Saturday afternoon sailing activity (numbers permitting) or alternately there is the opportunity for Junior members to assist on a rescue boat or crew on one of the larger Yachts as part of the Senior Section Sailing Race program


To get involved in sailing or for further information and queries, please contact our Junior Rep

– Rob Berger on: 03 688 1682 email: ukbergers@hotmail.com