What happens after the course?
After the course is completed we hope young sailors absolutely love sailing and wish to continue sailing with us. If so they are very welcome to join the club and graduates of the learn to sail course can do so at half price (currently $60).
Sailors who continue will be a part of the club’s ‘Rainbow’ fleet where they will continue to get coaching on every sailing session, and continue to learn about how to sail well as they have fun sailing with their friends. The emphasis is very much on fun sailing at this level as we continue teaching Yachting NZ level 1 and 2 skills.
The Rainbow fleet always sail at the club with a coach to look after them. They sail on Friday nights (from 4.30 pm till 7 pm) and/or Sundays (from 1 pm – 3 pm). Sailors can come to either or both of the Friday and Sunday sessions as their interests and time allows.
Rainbow fleet sailors are welcome to keep using a club boat (at no charge) until the next Learn to Sail course students start sailing with us. After this point newer sailors get preference for club boats, but we can usually find a club boat if sailors wish to sail and have not got their own boat yet. Often this is the time when keen sailors start looking for their own boat. We can help show what to look for at this stage depending on the interests and size of the sailor.
What does it cost?
The course fees are $355 including GST for the course. Fees are payable in advance to the Paremata Boating Club account: 03-0547-0016903-00.
Your place is not confirmed until the registration information has been received and the fees have been paid.
Places will be allocated on a first-in-first-served basis, in the order of fees and registrations received.
All course graduates are entitled to discounted sailing membership for the season (50% of the junior membership fee) and can use club’s boats until the next Learn to Sail course.