Training

Here at Glendowie Boating Club we are passionate about introducing people to sailing at all levels.  For our young first-time sailors we offer a teaching and coaching pathway to take them from complete beginners through to competent sailors, where they can then join with our race training fleets for competitive sailing.

Our next Holiday Introduction To Sail will be in the school holidays from Monday 16th December through to Friday 20th December (mornings). A second Holiday Introduction to Sail will run from Monday 13th January through to Friday 17th January.   Fees are below (boat provided by GBC):

See below for more detail about this and other courses and GBC contact details.

Learn to Sail

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Come down to the club on Sundays or get in contact with Simon Tucker on Ph 021814839

ITS Holiday

This Introduction to Sail programme is offered as a Holiday programme, which is a 5 day, 3 1/2 hours per day course held in the school holidays. Parents are not required to be present for this programme, although parents are welcome at any time. Sailors are advantaged in the long term if parents take an active interest in learning rigging and basic techniques. The next ITS course is December 2019.

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LTS Foundation

Glendowie Boating Clubs foundation Learn-to-sail programme runs each Sunday during the Spring and Summer season. The next programme will start on the 2nd February 2020 and will run for approximately ten sessions. The cost of the course is $435 per sailor which includes a half season membership, the use of a club optimist training dinghy and all coaching fees.

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Upskillers

Upskillers level where they are introduced to basics of racing and how to sail around a racing course. Again, competent and enthusiastic coaches are employed to provide the sailors with the best education possible and introduce this new level in a fun way. At this level sailors are required to purchase their own Optimist dinghies to sail in.

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The first level is called Learn To Sail where the sailors are introduced to the Optimist dinghy and the basics of sailing are taught. At this level it is all about becoming competent in the boats and learning to sail their boats independently.  At Glendowie we offer enthusiastic coaches with experience and an excellent understanding of coaching at this level to teach the kids in the best way possible. At this level the club provides each child with an Optimist dinghy for the duration of the course (stored at the club).   This gives the freedom of having a go at sailing without the up-front commitment and cost of buying a boat.

Once competent in their sailing the sailors move into the Upskillers level where they are introduced to basics of racing and how to sail around a racing course. Again, competent and enthusiastic coaches are employed to provide the sailors with the best education possible and introduce this new level in a fun way. At this level sailors are required to purchase their own Optimist dinghies to sail in.  The club has many experienced coaches and parents that can advise on purchasing a dinghy and the club also has the ability to store dinghies at the club in secure sheds, thus avoiding the need to take boats home after each session.

Once capable of sailing around a course the sailors move into the Optimist racing fleets, first the Green fleet and then onto the Open fleet to compete with top-level youngsters.  At this level we encourage sailors to participate in regattas and events around the country.   After the Optimist, sailors can move into the Starling, a New Zealand designed boat for which Glendowie is the home and in which sailors can compete at a higher level.

All through the learning process the club provides support for the sailors and their families assisting in the purchasing of boats, maintenance and become involved in the sailing sport. Most importantly to our club is the integration of all members into the community and providing a place to be involved in sailing in a fun way.
Come down to the club on Sundays or get in contact with Simon Tucker on Ph 021 814839
Come down and have a go!

Holiday Introduction to Sail Program
This Introduction to Sail programme is offered as a Holiday programme, which is a 5 day, 3 1/2 hours per day course held in the school holidays.  Parents are not required to be present for this programme, although parents are welcome at any time. Sailors are advantaged in the long term if parents take an active interest in learning rigging and basic techniques.

Holiday Introduction to Sail (ITS) December 2019 and January 2020
 Registrations are open for the December and January Holiday Introduction to Sail Courses. The December course (16th-20th Dec) will run from 9:00am to 12:30pm each day.  The cost of the course is $340.00 per sailor and includes the use of a club optimist training dinghy and all coaching fees.
Registrations can only be confirmed upon receipt of payment
Click here to register for the Holiday ITS program

Click here for details on what sailors need to bring along to the ITS course

Foundation Learn to Sail Sunday – pre Christmas/post Christmas
Glendowie Boating Clubs foundation Learn-to-sail programme runs each Sunday during the Spring and Summer season.  The next programme will start in February and will run for approximately ten sessions.  The cost of the course is $435 per sailor and includes the use of a club optimist training dinghy all coaching fees and a half season membership.

For registration and more details visit ClubHub or email the secretary on admin@gbcyachting.org.nz
LTS Convenor: Simon Tucker  021 814839