Youth Sailing Programme


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.

Youth Sailing Application Form

Download the form here, fill it in, get a parent or guardian to sign it and mail the completed form to the Secretary.

  • 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 any member of the Committee, (hire fees apply).
  • Learn to sail – the club often 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.