Sailing Windsurfing Paddleboarding

MBBC Sailing

Maraetai Sailing Club has a Junior Sailing programme over the summer months each year for children from 9 to 18 years with training by qualified Yachting NZ coaches. We teach kids in the following classes – Optis, Starlings & Jolly Boat.10845623_581609891982599_433109491397300524_o

The Sailing Club has a number of optimist sailing dinghies for hire  first year juniors who don’t have their own boats. There is a limited number of spaces  available for Junior Sailing Tuition.

The Club has a number of patrol boats which remain on the water whilst junior training is in progress. Safety is very important to both Clubs, on and off the water. The Sailing Club juniors must wear an approved buoyancy aid at all times. All parents must be able to assist with duties BBQ etc.

Approval is required from the Sailing Club Committee to borrow any of the Sailing Club’s equipment.  Sailing Club Members must complete a boat handling course to be able to tow and use one of our ribs.

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Junior Sailing – Learn to Sail

Junior Sailing has commenced for the season.  Our learn to sail programme for ages 9 and above still has a couple of spots free.  Please contact the office if for 29 sept 043details.

Following on from last year’s junior sailing programme, we will continue along the same lines.  It has been designed by Andrew Brown of Force Racing and the MSC Team.  We have 7 volunteer parent coaches all of which are YNZ trained and three paid coaches to help further develop the level 2 sailors and above.

The new format times are:

Sunday sailing:  boat rigging and launching patrol boats starts at 8.30am, coaches briefing at 9am.  Afternoon racing begins at 1pm.

Tuesday afternoon sailing for level 2’s and above:  boat rigging and launching patrol boats starts at 4.30pm, coaches briefing at 5pm.

 

Senior Sailing – Weekly Sailing Races

Do you want to learn to sail?  All ages welcome.pix20

Maraetai Sailing Club holds weekly racing on Tuesday evenings for sailing dinghies with Jollyboats being a popular choice over summer.

At the senior level we do not run a specific program but often do one on one instruction for new members.  Please contact the office for details.

 

Windsurfing

Windsurfing tuition runs alongside Junior Sailing on Sundays during the summer months.  For ages 9 and above.Windsurfers

Registration/open day was in September however you can still register, please phone the office on 536 6649 ext 2 .

Windsurfing season has commenced for Summer 2015.  Coaching times are 9am – 12pm.  Meeting at the Sailing Club.

“Give it a Go”  –  First Trial Free

Bring your own wetsuit and buoyancy vest.

Contact Stu Warman if you are interested in learning how to windsurf
Phone  021 101 8146  or for updates check out our Facebook page.

Paddle Boarding

Our windsurfing boards are also suitable for paddle boarding.  We have now moved paddleboarding to Sunday mornings 8am to 9am from Maraetai to Magazine Bay or Omana and back depending on the wind.   Cost $10 per person.

For more information contact Stu on 021 101 8146