Friday, 18 December 2009

More Opti sailing in Auckland city

Image copyright Craig White.

by Chris Mitchell

The Pt Chevalier Sailing Club will be running a junior sailing programme for children aged 9 yrs and above in Term 1, 2010. The Club has had a great Junior Programme in term 4 and is happy to expand this a little bit further next year.

You’ll learn how to sail an Optimist dinghy – or if you already know we will put you in a group with others of similar ability, including sailors and racers to all levels. Each session will have a briefing before and after and we will work on all the things you need to know to be able to control an Optimist confidently. We’ll be doing a combination of adventure sailing and round the buoys. If the weather is bad we’ll be learning how to tie knots, and we’ll go over things like tides, wind, and boat setup or fun stuff like ocean swimming back to shore with all our gear on. The idea is to have fun and gain confidence – leading to racing for those who are confident and keen.

For an email registration pack and course information, please txt your email address to 021492006 or email

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