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Phil Armstrong

0274 594949

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Glenys Milne

027 480 5051

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Carola Corkill

027 331 3161

09 4229933

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Aran Taylor

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Register Now for our Learn To Sail Classes

These 8 week x 3hr courses are run in Term 1 and Term 4 of the school year.

2017 Term 4

LTS1 only:  Sunday 15 October to Sunday 10 December 2017 inclusive (9am to 12 noon)

LTS2, LTS3, Greenfleet and beyond:  Sunday 15 October to Sunday 10 December 2017 inclusive (10am to 1pm)

LTS1 only:  Wednesday 18 October - Wednesday 6 December 2017 inclusive (4pm to 7pm)

2018 Term 1

LTS1 only:  Sunday 11 February to Sunday 1 April 2018 inclusive (9am to 12 noon)

LTS2, LTS3, Greenfleet and beyond: Sunday 11 February to Sunday 1 April 2018 inclusive (10am to 1pm)

LTS1 only: Wednesday 14 February - Wednesday 4 April 2018 inclusive (4pm to 7pm)

2018 Term 4

LTS1 only:  Sunday 14 October to Sunday 9 December 2018 inclusive (9am to 12 noon)

LTS2, LTS3, Greenfleet and beyond: Sunday 14 October to Sunday 9 December 2018 inclusive (10am to 1pm)

LTS1 only: Wednesday 17 October - Wednesday 12 December 2018 inclusive (4pm to 7pm)

No sailing Easter or Labour Weekend

During the year there are opportunities for extra coaching, extra practice days, destination sails and interaction with the Keeler Division.

 Registrations are now being taken. Classes limited to 12 sailors.

For membership information and/or to complete a registration form, please refer to our main SYC website.

www.sandspit.org.nz. Click on 'Membership/Subscriptions/Centreboard Division'. 

For further enquires, please email our Secretary Glenys Milne at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone 422 2479 or 0274805051.

In order to do the course, your family will need to become members of the Sandspit Yacht Club, where the main clubrooms are based at Sandspit. The Algies Bay facilities is where the smaller boats/ Centreboard Division sailing takes place.  Once a member, you will receive fortnightly newsletters from SYC.  You are welcome to participate in all activities of the club including 'Thirsty Thursdays' for drinks and nibbles 4-7pm Thursdays.  We are hoping to have Friday evening meals running on a regular basis again soon.


An afternoon 'after-school' sailing programme would be ideal, however, history has proven that not all  parents are able to get their children to the clubrooms in time for a 4pm class so we have found that Sunday morning works best.  The mornings are dedicated to 3-hours tuition of Learn to Sail Levels at 1, 2 & 3 (10am-1pm).  This is followed by a sausage-sizzle and gives us a half-hour break before casual sailing/practising starts for those interested in some fun racing (1pm-3pm).


Learn to Sail 1 sailors have the free use of plastic Optimist dinghies provided by the club.  Each sailor must have his/her own life-jacket (suitable for sailing). 

LTS2 & LTS3 & Greenfleet sailors must provide their own sailing dinghy (Opti, Starling, Laser, O'pen Bic etc). arrive at 9.30am, rigged and ready for 10am start on the water.

We ask that sailors and parents assist with launching and retrieving the sailing boats and the RIBS/patrol boats, washing down all the boats and helping to store all gear before leaving for the day.

LTS2 and LTS3 sailors are invited to stay and join in Club Day sailing in the afternoon (no additional cost).


All sailors, whether LTS participants or not, are invited to join us in the afternoon.

No additional fee for those who are currently undertaking classes at the club.

$20pp per day for those not involved in current instruction from the club but who would like to join in.

Sailors are to be have their boats ready for sailing by 1pm when briefing begins.

Sailors will require their own boat to attend the afternoon programme.


The SYC Centreboard Division is run by volunteers comprised of parents aided by one or two committee members.

It is a requirement that parents stay for the duration of their child's sailing to assist on the water in a patrol boat or on the shore doing a variety of tasks. We run a roster system for both the Learn to Sail programme and Club Day racing where involvement by parents is vital.

Once the season has started, parents of the sailors will be given a roster in the week prior to the first day of sailing. If in the event you can not commit to the date on which you are rostered to help, then the onus is upon you to swap with another parent on the roster.

Once the change is confirmed, we ask that you contact the Race Officer of the day to let him/her know.

A Calendar of Events may be found in the handbook, on the SYC Website and on the notice board outside the club rooms in Algies Bay.


The Sandspit Yacht Club Centreboard Division invites any parent/caregiver to come along to their committee meetings which are held on the second Wednesday of each month at the Algies Bay Clubrooms. We welcome parents to come along to these committee meetings for the duration of their childs' sailing so they can have input and better understanding of the running of the club.

The children of some of our current committee members will often be sailing at regattas elsewhere and as such can not help out at all our Club Days. It is therefore important that we have assistance from parents/caregivers of current sailors to help out with a variety of tasks which will need doing. 

We hold a twice-yearly working bee to keep the club rooms and surrounding area in good condition and we appeal to the good nature of the parents of our current sailors to assist with this.

There are all sorts of regattas which your young sailors might like to attend.  And, at Algies Bay, regattas are often held.  The Pacific Rim Inter-schools teams racing champs take place at Algies Bay 24-28 September, 2016 (formerally known as the Interdominions); Form 1-4 Regatta Day will be held on Monday 28 November, 2016; The secondary Schools Summer Tournament Week takes place week of 27 March 2017; we are hosting the 420 Nationals again, 23-29 April 2017.  Your involvement in helping out with these regattas is always welcome.

Thank you. We look forward to a great season of sailing ahead.


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