The Sailing Experience


Experience Required


To Bring

5 Hours
Bottled Water
Tea, Coffee, Snacks
Non-Marking Shoes, Warm Jacket
Hat, Sunglasses, Sunscreen

32ft Monohull


40ft Monohull


52ft Monohull


45ft Catamaran

On this 5-hour yacht experience in the Hauraki Gulf, we will give you a hands-on experience on the wheel and talk you through the fundamentals of sailing.

The Sailing Experience is a course designed for the individual who has never sailed before or perhaps just in smaller yachts or powerboats.

This course will give you confidence to get on the water on a medium to larger sized sailing yacht and extend your experience and knowledge.

What you Learn

• Safety Briefings / Crew
• Hazard Awareness
• Weather Conditions
• Boat Start / Stop procedures
• Departure from Berth
• Electronic Equipment Awareness
• VHF Radio Operation
• Helming and efficient sailing
• Rules of the Road
• Basic Navigation
• Close quarter maneuvering
• Sheet and Halyard control and management
• Sailing – Sail raising / Reefing
• Trimming / Tacking / Gybing
• Dropping Sails