Keelboat Sailing Courses in Wellington, New Zealand

Cruising Monohull
8 Guests

About This Boat

Learn to sail in Wellington, New Zealand with an experienced and friendly instructors. Book a Keelboat Sailing Courses for as low as $259 NZD per day.

Our Keelboat Sailing courses will take you from a complete novice through to cruising on the ocean waves, sailing in yacht races or owning your own boat.

We provide the knowledge, the boats, the wet weather clothing and the safety gear - you simply provide the enthusiasm!

• Learn to Sail Keelboats

The Learn to Sail Keelboats course introduces people to sailing on keelboats. No experience is necessary. We will teach you all of the principles needed for your journey to become a great sailor. You just need to be over 16 years old!

On completion participants will be awarded a YNZ National Sailing Scheme Level 1 Introductory Keelboat Sailing Certificate.

The course covers the following practical elements:
* essential safety skills
* boat parts, rigging & boat terminology
* knots and rope work
* all crew positions including helming
* tacking, gybing and sail setting
* reefing
* man overboard drills.

Individual price: $598

• Racing Crew
The Racing Crew course follows on from the Learn to Sail Keelboats course. It provides an opportunity to revise and consolidate the knowledge and skills you have already gained, as well as learning about sailing with spinnakers, and introducing you to yacht racing.

You will put into practice the following key elements:
* crew roles, teamwork & communication
* advanced sail tuning & boat handling
* spinnaker hoists, gybes, drops
* wind awareness
* race starts
* racing rules

Individual price: $622

• Racing Skipper
The Racing Skipper course follows on from the Racing Crew course. Participants will consolidate all the skills they have learnt through the Learn to Sail Keelboats and Racing Crew courses.

The course will focus on:
* Continue to improve boat handling
* Improve racing skills
* Exploring tactical aspects of racing
* Teamwork and communication in pressure situations
* Looking at the bigger picture of a yacht race

Individual price: $622

• Cruising Crew
The Cruising Crew course follows on from the Learn to sail Keelboats course and provides an opportunity to revise and consolidate your knowledge and skills. It will allow you to develop a better understanding of seamanship, and introduces the wonderful world of cruising in a yacht.

New skills taught include:
* coming alongside
* anchoring
* picking up moorings
* making fast/towing a dinghy
* basic chart work
* sail handling
* preparing a boat for sea
* safety at sea
* engine maintenance
* night sailing

Individual price: $622

• Cruising Skipper
The Cruising Skipper course is a direct follow-on from the Cruising Crew course and enables participants to gain the YNZ National Sailing Scheme Level 3 Cruising Skills (Skipper) Certificate. Based in the Marlborough Sounds this highly sought after course will fully equip you with all the skills necessary to skipper your own boat or charter experience. The course fee includes two nights accomodation in the Marlborough Sounds onboard the course vessel, as well as all meals.

To be eligible to enroll, participants must have completed a YNZ National Sailing Scheme Level 2 Basic Skills (Cruising Crew) course or equivalent.

The course focuses on:
* Passage planning
* Skipper responsibilities
* Emergency procedures
* Taking control during manoeuvres
* Picking up moorings under sail and power
* Practical navigation

Individual price: $899

If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.


  • Type: Cruising Monohull
  • Capacity: 8 People
  • Rental Minimum: 1 day
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 5 Days Prior


  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Wheel steering
  • Inboard Engine
  • Furling Headsail
  • Furling Mainsail
  • Head

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From Wellington, New Zealand

Member Since Jun 2015

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