BOOK AN EXPERIENCE
Many of the sailing and boating clubs around Aotearoa New Zealand are able yo deliver a day long sailing experience to classes of up to 30 students. The classroom experiences are free of charge but there is likely to be a small cost for the sailing experience component of the programme. When you register we will connect you to one of the clubs around Aotearoa New Zealand. Register today to set the wheels in motion.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The RŪNĀ sailing experience typically has two parts although there is flexibility to discuss with your provider how you want the day to flow. Most providers will split each group of up to 30 students into two groups.
For Kōkōkaha the first group goes sailing to experience the power of the wind while the second group undertake a set of hands-on challenges to introduce them to some of the technologies used in sailing. For Kōrinorino the first group goes sailing to feel like Kupe or Cook while the second group get acquainted with Kāpehu Whetū the Māori Star Compass and use it to find items of local history. The groups swap for the second half of the day. The hands-on challenges are lead by the classroom teacher while the sailing experience is facilitated by RŪNĀ kaiako.
The files below provide access to risk management forms, permission slips and activities used during the day. Your provider will also give you copies of these when they arrange the sailing experience with you, and will take you through how the hands on challenges are to be delivered.
Central & West Auckland
Central & South Auckland
South & East Auckland
Waikato Thames Sailing
Tauranga Yacht & Powerboat Club
Wellington Ocean Sports Centre
FIND A CLUB
There are 108 clubs around Aotearoa New Zealand who may be able to provide you with a sailing experience.
All their contact details can be found on the Yachting New Zealand website.
There are a range of providers who deliver sailing experiences around the country and some of these are listed below.
Te Toki Voyaging Trust
Anna Bertram firstname.lastname@example.org 021 036 2866
New Zealand Sailing Trust
Evelien van Vliet email@example.com 021 333 816
Sir Peter Blake Marine Education and Recreation Centre (MERC)
Yuin Khai Foong firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Myatt email@example.com 021 081 45139.
Ian Brown ian@velocitykartsnz