we are.

Our Company

We’re a team of thinkers, doers, innovators and explorers with a passion for the ocean and anything that floats on it.

Our Mission

Yacht Training is here to provide you and your family with the skills to sail the beautiful waters of the Hauraki Gulf with confidence

Al White

School Principle / Chief Instructor

Peter Linford

Senior Instructor

Simon Spencer

Senior Instructor

John Kothe


Gary Watson


Allan Jouning


Peter Morris


Alex Hunt


Marcus Waring

General Manager

Laurie Lowther


Vicki Lowther

Founder / Accounts

Yacht Training

Yacht Training has a unique take on traditional yachting courses as we are specifically offering specialised courses for families who wish to take on their sailing adventures. We will tailor the course to suit your requirements and offer a range of vessels to train on, making these courses the most flexible and varied on the market today.


These practical, hands-on sailing courses are the perfect combination of easy learning and fun. We sail the beautiful Waitemata Harbour from the Westhaven Marina in downtown Auckland.

Training Ground

We sail the beautiful Waitemata Harbour from the Westhaven Marina in downtown Auckland. The Hauraki Gulf has over a million hectares of sparkling blue waters and over 50 unique islands to explore. The Hauraki Gulf is home to numerous marine reserves so the opportunity to see marine and bird-life in their protected, natural environment is an unforgettable experience.


You will receive high quality tuition and instruction from one of our carefully selected and experienced tutors. All our tutors are renowned for ensuring everyone has fun whilst gaining a lifetime skill-set in a safe and comfortable environment.