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 $235 prior to or at the time of enrolling
which includes one year's membership fees.

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.




Date Arrival Time Event
Sat 23rd Jan 12:30:00 Level1 sailing
Sat 6th Feb 11:30:00 Level 1 Sailing Waitangi weekend
Sun 7th Feb 12:30:00 Level 1 Sailing Waitangi weekend
Sat 20th Feb 11:15:00 Level 1 Sailing 
Sat 6th March 10:30:00 Level 1 Sailing 
Sat 20th March 09:45:00 Level 1 Sailing 
Sat 3rd April 09:15:00 Level 1 Sailing - Easter Weekend
Sun 4th April 09:15:00 Level 1 Sailing - Easter Weekend
Sat 10th April 14:30:00 Level 1 Sailing
Sat 24th April 13:00:00 Level 1 Sailing
Sat 8th May 13:15:00 Closing Day















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 for further information