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A Sailing Experience
A Sailing Experience Course Content: For those who just want to experience sailing on Auckland's beautiful Waitemata Harbour, or want to take the first steps towards learning to sail.
Previous Experience: None.
Course Duration: 5 hours. 10am - 3pm daily.
Cost: NZ$395.00 (GST inc.) per person. Gift vouchers available.

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RYA Start Yachting/Yachting NZ Level 1
RYA Sailing Level 1 Course Content: A basic learn to sail course, where you will learn the fundamentals of sailing, including helming the yacht under sail, sail handling, motor use,anchoring, man overboard and safety procedures.A basic learn to sail course, where you will learn the fundamentals of sailing, including helming the yacht under sail, sail handling, motor use,anchoring, man overboard and safety procedures.
Previous Experience: None.
Course Duration: 2 sessions of 5 hours duration.
Cost: NZ$695.00 (GST inc.) per person. Logbook & certificate included. Gift vouchers available.

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Start Yachting Overnighter - RYA Start Yachting/Yachting NZ Level 1
Start Yachting Overnighter Course Content: This is an overnight option for new comers to sailing. You will learn to helm the yacht under sail and motor, sail handling, man overboard, anchoring and safety procedures. The course includes a 2 hour night sail.
Previous Experience: None.
Course Duration: 2 days / 1 night.
Cost: NZ$995.00 (GST inc.) All meals included. Gift vouchers available.

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ICC - International Certifcate for Operators of Pleasure Craft
Start Yachting Overnighter Course Content: A totally hands-on practical 3 hour assessment for experienced sailors wishing to use a yacht internationally. Includes boat helming under sail and motor, sail handling, man overboard, safety procedures, mooring and coming alongside. Own boat use is an option.
Previous Experience: A confident level of sailing and theory knowledge required.
Course Duration: A 3 hour session tailored to suit your requirements.
Cost: NZ$695.00 per person, plus admin fee $90.00 to CBES.

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RYA Competent Crew for Beginners
Start Yachting Overnighter Course Content: A totally hands-on practical course for beginners. This course teaches seamanship, helmsmanship and personal safety to a level required to be a useful member of the crew on a cruising yacht. The course includes night sailing.
Previous Experience: None.
Course Duration: 5 days and 4 nights. Held consecutive days or two weekends, Friday to Sunday.
Cost: NZ$1,995.00 (GST inc.) All meals included.

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3 Day RYA Competent Crew/Yachting NZ Level 2 - Advanced Beginners
Start Yachting Overnighter Course Content: This course builds on the skills learnt in the beginners courses and teaches seamanship, helmsmanship and personal safety to a level required to be a useful member of the crew on a cruising yacht. The course includes 4 hours of night sailing.
Previous Experience: A minimum of 10 hours in a learn to sail course.
Course Duration: 3 days and 2 nights.
Cost: NZ$1,395.00 (GST inc.) All meals included.

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RYA Day Skipper/Boatmaster Practical - Intermediate Skipper
Start Yachting Overnighter Course Content: A practical yachting course to teach boat handling, helmsmanship, seamanship, pilotage and navigation to a standard required to safely skipper a small cruising yacht. This certificate is internationally recognised as a licence to charter.
Previous Experience: 5 days sea time and basic navigation skills.
Course Duration: 5 days and 4 nights. Held over consecutive days or two weekends, Friday to Sunday.
Cost: NZ$1,995.00 (GST inc.) All meals included.

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RYA Coastal Skipper - Coastal Advanced
Start Yachting Overnighter Course Content: A practical yachting course, teaching the advanced skills and techniques required to skipper a yacht on coastal passages by day and night. Covers advanced yacht handling, seamanship, pilotage and navigating coastal passages.
Previous Experience: 15 days sea time, 2 days as skipper, 300 nm logged, 8 night hours and navigation skills to Coastal Skipper standard.
Course Duration: 5 days/4 nights.
Cost: NZ$2,295.00(GST inc.) All meals included.

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Milebuilder
Start Yachting Overnighter Course Content: Build on your seatime and experience. Refresh your Day Skipper skills in seamanship and navigation, while sailing coastal waters. Lift your sailing ability and make it a holiday to remember. Includes night sailing and spinnaker use.
Previous Experience: Sailing and navigation skills to Day Skipper level.
Course Duration: Tailored to suit your timeframe.
Cost: NZ$400/day per person. Minimum of 2 persons. All meals included. Gift vouchers available.

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