Adult Sailing Lessons 2012/13 Season
The program will take participants to LEVEL 1 of the Yachting New Zealand National Sailing Scheme.
The lessons will normally be held in sunburst or piccolo dinghies or your own yacht. There will be theory and practical both on and off water.
Because of the nature of the sport weather conditions can change and be unsuitable. Also facilities in the form of suitable boats and instructors may also not be available. MPYC make no guarantees as to availability of facilities on any particular day. The decision to sail is with the Officer of the Day and with the Instructor.
To enrol in the course you will need to pay the course fee of $200 at the time of enrolling.
What to Bring
You are required to bring warm clothes. We suggest woollen or polyprop gear, a windbreaker, suitable footwear, hat, a change of clothes (especially underwear or swimming togs), and a towel. Bring a wet suit and buoyancy aid if you have them.
You are welcome to have a shower after the lesson and refreshments in the clubhouse after on the water session. The course also includes rigging and de rigging the boats and debriefing so please allow time for this.
When to arrive
Please arrive at the stated time, as it is necessary to cover some theory as well as rig the yacht so that you get the most out of each lesson. At some stage you will be watching other course members for an hour while they are out in the yacht. If you are not prepared to wait around then please do not enrol for the course as you will be stopping someone else doing the course.
Format of the Course
There will be some theory before going on the water and on some days also afterwards depending on tide times. There will normally be about two hours sailing each day with two participants in the sunburst at a time or one person in the piccolos. This should give each participant about an hour on the tiller.
The course will cover 4 lessons normally on different days plus one day testing. Each lesson will be about 5hrs.
Ngaire Jesson 382 0129 or e-mail
Alex Eason 3842 516 pvt 021 575788 bus or home fax 3842 106