Sailing Windsurfing Paddleboarding 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. REGISTRATION DAY FOR 2017/18 SEASON IS Sunday 10 September 2017 10am at the club for all newbies here at the boat club. For level 2 and above sailors/windsurfers who have sailed with us last year, please download the registration form here and return it to the office with payment if you cannot make it on 10th September. 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. Read more below. Junior Sailing Senior Sailing Windsurfing Paddle Boarding Junior Sailing – Learn to Sail Junior Sailing has commenced for the season. Our learn to sail programme for ages 9 and above. Please contact the office if for details. 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. We sail on Sundays and we hold 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 11 and above (including adults). From beginner (learn to sail) through to intermediate. Registration/open day is September, please phone the office on 536 6649 ext 2 . 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 Nick Coyne if you are interested in learning how to windsurf. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 021 266 3798. For updates check out our Facebook page. Paddle Boarding We lead a standup paddleboarding group on Sunday mornings 8am to 9am, meeting at the boat club. We paddle to Magazine Bay or Omana and back depending on the wind. We have a limited number of boards available to rent at $20 per person. You will still need your own PFD. Announcements are usually made on the Pohutukawa Coast Paddleboarders Facebook page.