Learn To Race

By OBHS | Posted: Thursday September 7, 2017

The Ravensbourne Youth Yachting Trust is starting a new program focused on the fun and intricacies of sailing and racing for the season 2017/18.

The season will last all spring/parts of summer and fall. The course is for sailors who are comfortable sailing at all age levels. We have a fleet of 40 boats at different levels and the program will be instructed by one of the Trust members, Erik Stibbe, who was an Olympic Coach for both Australia and Canada. Erik will arrange different age groups and skill levels and the kids will over the season be able to race our fibreglass Optimists, OpenBics and even our high performance 29ers boats depending on their skill and age/weight.

Ravensbourne Youth Yachting Trust coaching by Erik Stibbe (Australia and Canada Olympic Sailing Team Coach). 

Ravensbourne Boat Club

Sunday 24 September

Registration 10:00 -10:30
On Water Activities 10:30 -14:00

The Ravensbourne Youth Yachting Trust invites all children from age of 12 to 18 to come and give sailing a go. Our free Open Day will show you the basics of racing followed by on the water fun trials. This Open Day is not for beginners, but for sailors keen to progress on to our Youth Racing Squad on Open Bic class and 29er class. Sailing school will then be on each Sunday from November till March with racing in Dunedin and other South Island venues.

Come and meet some of our young sailors who competed in Bermuda at the Americas Cup venue and the Open Bic Word Regatta in Italy!


Erik Stibbe, 020-4121-6245 [email protected]