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Akarana Sailing Academy

RAYC offers a range of learn to sail options to cater for children at all levels. We are passionate about giving children the opportunity to learn to sail in a fun and safe environment while ensuring that they are learning the lifetime skills and love of sailing.

Our learn to sail options start with Optimist dinghies. We have a fleet of optimists which are used to introduce the children to sailing. There are 3 levels of learn to sail before competitive racing begins.

At RAYC we have a fleet of RS Feva’s. These are a fast, sleek design two person dinghy and are a great way to develop sailing skills right from entry level to high performance racing at an international level. This is a great way to foster teamwork and the necessary skills to take the next step into other international class racing.

Our club has the most diverse fleet of centreboard and keelboat racing in New Zealand. We coach many secondary schools in 420’s racing teams and have a well maintained 420 fleet for those advancing through the school sailing program. There are many options for progression after Academy sailing dependant on individual preferences and abilities.

The Royal Akarana Yacht Club Sailing Academy conducts courses under the guidelines of Yachting New Zealand.

TERM 2 2017: Classes commence Saturday 6 May

All courses will run for 8 consecutive weeks through to Sunday 25 June.

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Bookings are now available for Term 2 2017 Sailing Academy. Please ensure you book early to avoid disappointment as classes do fill fast.

If you have any questions regarding any of the courses on offer, please email academy@rayc.co.nz.

Our classes are scheduled around other events that take place at the club, as such, classes are unable to be moved.

If you’re just starting out, then Level 1 is the way to go.

Please select Level 2 or Level 3 based on what your coach has recommended. Not sure? Please email academy@rayc.co.nz

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
No Classes Saturday 9-12pm
Saturday 1-4pm
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If you have never sailed a Feva before, then please select Feva Learn to Sail, otherwise select Feva Learn to Race! 

Not sure? Please email academy@rayc.co.nz

Learn to Sail Learn to Race Feva Friday & Saturday
Saturday 9-12pm Saturday 1-4pm Not Available
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We are now offering Platu Junior Courses to teach kids how to sail a keelboat!

Questions regarding this cours? Please email academy@rayc.co.nz

Plato Junior
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They say you can’t teach an old dog new ticks, but you can teach a grown up the ropes!

Never say never, because a life spent not sailing, is seriously just a waste!

Ok, we are bias, because we love the sport of sailing. We love it so much that we want to share it with you.

Sailing is a sport for life, so don’t be scared if you have never tried it before, we have a team of qualified coaches and will assign the best coach to you and the group so you have an enjoyable yet exciting experience on the water.

Get a group of friends together and make a booking today. Don’t sit on the sidelines any longer. Get on board and sail off into the sunset. You will never look back.

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