Sailing School New Zealand Sail Nelson Sailing School, Nelson New Zealand

New Zealand Sailing School, Nelson

Nelson Sailing School Courses

We have sailing courses for absolutely every skill level.

RYA Sailing Course Day Skipper

RYA Start Yachting

Level: Very Easy
2 days

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Competent Crew - RYA Sailing Course

RYA Competent Crew

Level: Easy
5 days/4 nights aboard

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Day Skipper - RYA Sailing Course

RYA Day Skipper

Level: Intermediate
5 days/4 nights aboard

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Coastal Skipper - RYA Sailing Course

RYA Coastal Skipper

Level: Advanced/Pro
5 days/4 nights aboard

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Yachtmaster Offshore - RYA Sailing Course

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore

Level: Advanced/Pro
5 days/4 nights aboard

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RYA Examinations

RYA Examinations

Yachtmaster/Coastal Skipper Certificates of Competence
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Royal Yachting Association (RYA)

RYA Courses - Royal Yachting Association

Before establishing Sail Nelson, we looked all over the world to find a certifying authority with well structured courses, a high standard of study notes and certification that would be well recognised by visitors to New Zealand. Sail Nelson director John Moore invited the RYA's Chief Sailing Instructor to New Zealand in mid 2003. He organised meetings with sailing instructors, Maritime NZ and the NZ Coastguard Boating Education Service (CBES). At the end of 2003, CBES formed a partnership with the RYA to administer their courses within NZ. John Moore was among the first to be trained as an RYA sailing instructor in New Zealand, and Sail Nelson became a registered RYA sailing school in September 2004.

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