Mt Pleasant Yacht Club Inc

Because of the nature of the sport weather conditions can change and be unsuitable. Also facilities in
the form of suitable boats and instructors may also not be available. MPYC make no guarantees as to
availability of facilities on any particular day. The decision to sail is with the Officer of the Day and
with the Instructor.

To enrol in the course you will need to pay the course fee of $240 prior to or at the time of enrolling
which includes one year's membership fees.

To enroll in the course please go to the online registration page.

What to Bring

You are required to bring warm clothes. We suggest the following:

  • woollen or polyprop gear
  • a windbreaker
  • suitable footwear
  • hat/beanie
  • a change of clothes (especially underwear or swimming togs); and
  • a towel
  • wet suit and buoyancy aid if you have them
  • Life jackets and sunscreen are available

You are welcome to have a shower after the lesson and refreshments in the clubhouse after the on the
water session. 

When to arrive

Please arrive at the stated time, as it is necessary to cover some theory as well as rig the yacht so that
you get the most out of each lesson.


Learn to Sail, Level 1 (up till Christmas 2021)



Arrival Time


Sat OCT 2nd


Into to Programme. First Sailing

Sun OCT 3rd 


Learn to sail

Sat OCT 16th 


Learn to sail

Sat OCT 30th 


Learn to sail

Sun OCT 31st


Sailing a club

Sat Nov 13th


Sailing Camp (Canterbury Anniversary)

Sun Nov 14th


Sailing Camp (Canterbury Anniversary)

Sat Nov 27th


Learn to sail

Sun Nov 28th


Sailing at club

Sat Dec 11th


Learn to sail (Bring some Santa gear to wear!)

Sun Dec 12th


Sailing at club (Bring some Santa gear to wear!)


For the programme to work parents need to help out with duties including:

  • Rigging and de-rigging optimists. Instruction will be given to parents for this.
  • Running a rescue boat, especially at the start of the course (training will be provided).
  • Organising boats and sailors at waters edge and in the water.


Programme for New Year will be available before Christmas.

Galley hands in canteen would be appreciated

Contact Keith Hay or Rene Borsboom for further information