Imagine the feeling of taking a sailboat out by yourself on the water, or taking your family and friends out for a sailing experience. Don't let another summer pass!
Learning on a TIWAL dinghy will give you a much steeper learning curve than on a bigger boat as you will have a better 'feel' of the boat and much quicker feedback from your actions. This will save you time and energy on your learn to sail journey.
We have a few sailing packages available which include:
choosing the right sailing gear
how to read a forecast
sailing a comfortable and stable dinghy
basic boat handling
launching and retrieving the boat
wind direction and points of sail
buying the right sailboat for you
email follow ups with links to handy training resources
follow ups to answer any questions you may have.
Dip Your Toe in the Water/Refresher $140
Sail in a TIWAL either by yourself or with an instructor, or sail alongside an instructor. A two hour course sailing from Royal Akarana Yacht Club, Orakei.
Learn to Sail Package $1260
Receive 6 lessons with Melinda in the TIWAL Inflatable Sailing Dinghy at the Royal Akarana Yacht Club, Orakei. You will come away with the confidence to launch, retrieve and manoeuvre a sailing dinghy, understand the basic concepts of sailing and able take on a good variety of sailing conditions and venues.
Purchase a TIWAL and receive 12 lessons for yourself or the family. Fit your lessons around your schedule. You will come away with the confidence to manage your own sailing dinghy. You will be self sufficient and ready to take on the lakes and oceans.
Payment Plans - There is an option for payment plans, please check with Melinda. Course Start Date: February Lesson timings - Flexible to fit with your schedule. What to wear - Melinda will explain what to bring. Lifejacket may be provided.
‘I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help and encouragement over the past year. I absolutely loved the experience you enabled me to enjoy with sailing’. Nigel
‘I just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything you taught Quinn, he was really getting a good understanding of sailing and racing. Your encouragement and patience were always appreciated.’ Michelle
‘Your patience, your calmness and ability has given us confidence to sail safely’. Jonas
‘I’ve appreciated your leadership and coaching each week over the last couple of years, and also the calm manner in which you came to my rescue on several occasions! Gavin
‘You've been so consistent and such a great coach. I have loved the way you have supported Kori with his independent sailing... Thank you for every time you rescued him, adjusted his sails and coached him to be braver and more aware.’ Anna
HEALTH and SAFETY
I recognise the health and safety is of utmost importance to everyone at this time.
Please monitor your health in the lead up to your lesson. If you have symptoms such as runny nose, fever, sore throat, or headache please refrain from coming to sailing and contact your doctor.
I can't wait to start your sailing journey with you!