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Learn to sail at the Waimak

Yachts we sail at our Club:-

One junior crew, length 2.36m. Single sail sprit-rigged area 3.3sq/m.

One junior crew, length 2.3m. Single sail area 4.2sq/m.

One junior/adult crew, Length 2.4m. Single sail area 4.5sq/m.

Normally one teenaged crew, length 2.91m. Single sail.

One teenage/adult crew, length 3.5m. Single sail 6.3sq/m.

Two crew, length 3.5m. Three sails, main, jib and spinnaker. Bermuda Sloop rig main area 6.97sq/m.

Two crew, length 4m. Three sails, main, jib and spinnaker. Bermuda Sloop rig with trapeze.

One adult crew, length 3.35m. Single sail area 6.97sq/m.

One crew, length 3.35m. Single sail area 7sq/m.

One crew, length 4.2M. Single sail Cat rig area from 4.07sq/m to 7.06sq/m.

One athletic crew person, length 3.4m. Development class with Club only sees pre-foiling moths.

Can hold many crew, trailer sailer length 6m. Two sails main and jib. Used by Club to give new people a sailing experience.

Learn to sail as part of your Club membership.

Our Club is a fun, social and safe environment in which to learn to sail and a great place to make new friends. You will be able to benefit from the advice, support and experience of other Club members. Through our Club you will find out about sailing opportunities and participate in a wide range of events including racing.

Our sailing programmes are run by experienced sailors who are always happy to pass on years of sailing knowledge.
You do not need to own a boat to learn how to sail and for the first year you can use one of the Club yachts as you find out which class you would find the most fun to sail.
As sailing is an outdoor pursuit, your clothing needs to protect you from the elements - sun, wind, water. In small boats, water-friendly clothing such as a wetsuit is best. Also weather-proof jacket and pants are a good option that allow for layers. Be prepared for all weather conditions and remember it’s always colder out on the water and in the wind. Our Club does run formal learn to sail sessions, however more popular is the less formal "apprenticeship" style where you crew or skipper a yacht with a more experienced Club sailor. Whether you join our Club with some sailing experience or none at all we can tailor a programme to best suit your sailing journey.

How to start sailing.

Start by visiting our Club on a sailing day. Have a look at the Sailing Programme page where you will find the date and time of each sailing event. The time given is the start time for the race so most Club members arrive at the Club an hour or so before that to rig their yachts. This is a good time for you to visit and make yourself know to them as there could be an opportunity to have a go at sailing as crew. There are often questions you need to ask so we have listed some of our Committee on the Contact Us page. Any one of them will be happy to answer your question or pass it on to someone who can. When you decide to join the Club look for the Membership Application Form on the Join Our Club page or email our Membership Secretary on this link.

There is always someone to help.

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