Paremata Boating Club offers an adult Learn to Sail program. This covers YNZ level 1 and is done using using our 2-person club Topaz yachts. These have proven to be an excellent platform for learning to sail for 1 or 2 people. You will learn to sail these boats with 2 people, both as skipper and crew, and also sail them on your own.

This provides 12 hours of coaching which is done with a Yachting NZ qualified coach.

The course covers the Yachting NZ Level 1 syllabus which includes:

  • Safety
  • Knowing your boat
  • Capsizing
  • Launching and Retrieving
  • Sail Trim and boat trim
  • Steering
  • Rigging
  • Knots
  • Tacking
  • Gybing
  • Points of sail
  • Rules and Meanings