Adult Learn to Sail

Adult Learn to Sail and Refresher Courses – 2014-2015 season
Graduates of FBYC’s Learn to Sail program

French Bay Yacht Club has teamed up with Elements Sailing School to offer high quality sailing teaching for adults.

The next one-day courses are being held on:
  • Sat 23 November 2014 9am -1pm
  • Sun 24 November 2014 9am – 1pm

Download the ALTS Application Form here

Learn To Sail Dinghy Start Sailing Level 1 & Learn To Sail Dinghy Basic Skills Level 2 can be customised for:

  • Beginner adults and older youth
  • Intermediate level sailors, and those wanting a refresher course
  • Parent/child combinations

Our aim is to make sure you know enough to start sailing with the club. This consists of rigging and an onshore simulator session, followed by on-the-water sail training, in Topaz and Omega boats.. Topaz and Omega boats are comfortable and modern, and great for learning and training, and can also be tweaked up for more experienced sailors.

Further training with Elements is planned through the year, and graduating sailors will also have the option of joining FBYC and using the club’s fleet of Topaz and Cadet sailing dinghies (on an as available basis) to improve your skills, with advice and support from other club members. If you decide you are hooked and would like to purchase your own boat, we’ll help you out with advice in that area too.
One-day course fees for the 2014-2015 sailing season (subject to change due to group size):
  • To FBYC members: $175 per person
  • To non-members: $195 per person (and sign up with the club within two weeks of the course and receive a $20 discount on senior or family membership – by joining the club you can use boats and get access to the advice and help, outlined above)
Download the ALTS Application Form here or register your interest in future courses by emailing or call Amanda (evenings only) on 817 9934.
Payment Policy
Bookings are non-refundable regardless of whether it is you or someone you have booked for the course attending.
This course is run by Elements Watersports and you should have a read through their Terms & Conditions before  you make your booking. Fees can be paid to French Bay Yacht Club, BNZ bank account  number 020184-0017957-00.  Find out more about membership of FBYC


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