Casual sail

Casual sails are a great way to gain further experience. Everything you need is provided and an instructor will be on board. There are racing and cruising options including night sails. So come and build on skills learnt and experience a Casual Sail.

A race day casual sail will see you and your crew mates take part in a race with the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club’s keelboat fleet. These races normally take 2-3 hours and could involve one or more laid course (windward-leeward) races, or may involve one longer harbour race. We generally finish with a drink in the Club’s wardroom after racing.

You need to have completed a Learn-to-Sail (or higher) course to take part in this activity.

  • Dress warmly, even in summer. A wool or polypropylene base layer is a good idea, with at least one more warm layer on top. We provide you with a good quality set of breathable waterproof gear (pants and jacket) along with a lifejacket. A hat and sunglasses are also a good idea. Make sure that you have a strap or similar so that you don’t lose these overboard!
  • This course is weather dependent. We will go sailing if it is safe to do so, but if it too windy, too wet or too cold, then we might have to stay ashore.
  • No courses are scheduled at the moment. Please contact us ( or 04 939 6702) to express interest.