Youth Sailing


We encourage and support our young people to get into sailing at the Opua Cruising Club.  Young sailors are invited to participate in our regular club scheduled events, use the club boats and attend the various learn to sail programs offered.

  • Join in – see the events calendar to see what is on. Contact the club if you are looking for a crewing position.
  • Go sailing – the club fleet of Optimists, 420s and Splash boats are available for youth members of the club to use in club events and to take out just for the fun of sailing. For availability and costs contact Centre Board Sailing Committee member Peter Boyd, (hire fees apply).
  • Learn to sail – the club holds Level 1 and Level 2 Learn to Sail block courses over summer. Our senior youth sailors act as on-the-water coaches and are certified New Zealand Yachting (NZY) Learn to Sail Coaches.  Organisation of events is by NZY Certified Instructor.

Summer Programme

Youth Sailing at Opua Cruising Club is currently held on Monday afternoon / early evening from 3:00pm until 6:00pm, meeting at the Youth Sailing Hut.

If you are interested please contact:
Robbs Hielkema (Sailing Coach and Yacht skipper)
021 858 897
Skype: robhielkema