Course Outline

Our tutors work hard to develop a course each semester that fits the needs of the cohort and exposes the students to a range of sailing disciplines. 

A typical semester will include: 

  • A minimum of 18 days on the water, 9 each term. 
  • Centreboard dinghy sailing, the Academy owns or has access to a range of dinghies including 420’s, 29ers and Lasers. 
  • Keel boat sailing in the Bay of Islands. 
  • An overnight trip. 
  • A sailing adventure on an actual Americas Cup Yacht, take the helm, steer a course, hoist and trim the sails.

Motivated students are also encouraged to take part in the wider school sailing programme as well as getting involved in local racing and national regattas.