Racing training

The Racing Training is a one-day course designed to refresh and upskill participants for sailing racing and regattas. Basic sailing knowledge and competence and/or prior completion of a Learn to Sail keelboat course is required as this is a hands-on course that assumes familiarity with sailing. The training provides an opportunity to revise and consolidate the knowledge and skills you have already gained, as well as learning about sailing with spinnakers, and introducing you to yacht racing.


You will put into practice the following key elements:

  • crew roles, teamwork & communication
  • sail tuning & boat handling
  • spinnaker hoists, gybes, drops
  • wind awareness
  • race starts
  • racing rules

Upcoming courses

  • POSTPONED: One-off one day Racing Training course: September 10th, 9am-4:30pm. $155. Minimum 6 participants for course to proceed.

To book, please select the course start date and number of people attending from the book now box on this page.  If you need help check out our booking help.  Please note all courses are subject to minimum booking numbers to run.

If these course times don’t suit please email to be notified when new courses are scheduled. 

What to wear

This course has an on-the-water component. 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![/tab]

Weather information

We are subject to the joys and challenges of Wellington’s wind and weather. Course components are flexible and instructors will use their best judgement to adjust the course components to suit the weather. If the weather is unsuitable for sailing, often we can get ahead on some of the classroom based sessions. On rare occasions where we have sustained bad weather we may have to reschedule a session.