Learn To Sail

LTS is the name given to Taipa Sailing Club’s ‘Learn To Sail’ programme for young sailors aged approx 9 to 13 years.

Children’s programmes are sailed in very good condition Optimist boats which are provided by Taipa Sailing Club. Each course is limited to a very small class of just Eleven students at a time. This meets club requirements for low instructor pupil ratios and fits the number of LTS boat available.

LTS Boats

Taipa Sailing Club uses indestructable plastic boats which are stored and used exclusively by the club for LTS training There is no need for parents to buy a boat before starting the course! We allow you try the sport and then buy if its right for you.


The cost is $200 in total for the 7 day course and includes boat hire, friendly coaches and small personal groups.
There are upcoming intake run every Saturday from 10th February – 24th march 2018 from 9am to 12 noon.


Children are required to swim 50 metres. A wetsuit or warm clothing is highly recommended if not mandatory (especially for the pre xmas intake). If you require advice on equipment talk to the LTS contact person at time of booking.

Enrol Early

If you wish to enrol a child or enquire further please contact us as soon as possible – and well prior to start dates as each intake is limited in numbers and there is often a waiting list:

LTS (Learn To Sail) Contact Person

Aevril Hibbard
0220455809  Aevril@taipasailingclub.co.nz

ADULT Learn To Sail

ADULT LEARN TO SAIL COURSES are also available (At Taipa Adults use the larger SPLASH class of yacht.) There are 7 lessons, Saturday mornings 9am to 12noon. The cost is $200 which includes boat hire, coach and safety rib.
The course starts Sunday 10th Feb 2017 and runs for 7 weeks.