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  • Sail Nelson sail cruising courses are currently on hold until further notice, due to the Covid 19 pandemic,
  • At this stage we are unable to confirm when courses will resume. Under normal circumstances our sailing season runs from early November until late April.
  • You are welcome to complete and submit the enquiry form below. We will keep your details on file and get in touch as soon as we are able to resume making firm bookings. Due to the current unknown timescale of the Covid 19 pandemic this might not be for several weeks or months.
  • Cost of the 5 day (4 nights) practical RYA sailing course is currently $1995.00NZD including local taxes. The course is fully inclusive of all food, fuel, berthing fees, tuition, RYA certification and accommodation on board.
  • Thank you for your interest in our courses. Take care and stay safe. We look forward to you joining us at some point in the future.

Select your RYA Course Type


Personal Details

  • For your own safety and the safety of all on board please advise us of any medical conditions, that might affect your ability to fully participate in the course on board. This information will be shared with your instructor/ skipper but will otherwise remain confidential within Sail Nelson. If you have no medical conditions please select “none”

Next of kin


Existing Knowledge & Experience


Terms & Conditions

  • While the school carries appropriate insurance and takes every care to ensure your safety and that of your equipment, there are risks inherent in all outdoor activities. The school accepts no responsibility for injury, accident, damage or loss to your person or property. Nor shall it be liable for claims or expenses caused by delays due to sickness, accidents, weather, strikes, war quarantine or other causes outside the control of Sail Nelson either before, during or after the course.
  • Your instructor is the skipper and is in charge of the vessel at all times. Your instructor’s decisions are final in all matters concerning the operation and running of the yacht. If you have a complaint or a problem, we will do everything in our power to make it right. Please raise it with your instructor as soon as possible. Should this not be appropriate, or if you are unsatisfied with the outcome, notify Sail Nelson of your concerns, in writing, within 30 days. Should the matter remain unresolved, contact NZ Coastguard Boating Education PO Box 2195, Auckland.
  • Fluent English is required and expected.
  • A deposit of $600.00NZD is needed to confirm your place on the course, with the balance payable no later than 14 days before the course begins. Two thirds of your deposit is refundable until 60 days before course commencement (unless arranged otherwise in writing).