Fun – Adventurous – Active – Social

Sailing is a major part of our lives! It’s our home, our profession our sport and our hobby! The PYC Sail School wants to bring the joy of sailing into lives of others and share in the excitement, the friendship and those special moments the ocean lets you be part of through sailing.

The yacht club is a community of members and the sailing school is a part of this community with an aim to keep the club an active hub of activities, to feed the future of sailing by teaching the kids, as a place for family recreation, for travellers to enjoy a sail in our local area and to add to the friendly and social pool of members.

The sailing school is organised by Alfie who was brought up dinghy sailing as a youth then worked as sailing instructor and went onto management of sailing centres all his life. Alfie is locally known as a very skilled sailor and has many regatta titles to his name. All the instructors at the sailing school have many years experience sailing and its our reputation for fun and quality level tuition that has people coming to our school lessons.

We want to build a sailing environment that not only gets people skilled in the sport of sailing but instils team work, respect for nature, healthy competition and self-confidence.

Sailing can be more than a bit of fun in the sun: Sailing can be a competitive sport, a regular weekend activity, a mode of exploration of islands and underwater world, an international holiday, a weekend trip with the family, a fun cruise with friends, a home and way of life, a lead to a profession in the industry- architecture, design, boat building, sail making, electrical/ mechanical engineer, skipper or crew on charter, private or super yachts, instructor, or a professional athlete just to name a few…

Whatever you want out of sailing, the sailing school can help. There are many different ways to go about it so take a look at what we have to offer and have a read of the getting started info to see what could be right for you. Of course we are more than happy to answer any inquires or feel welcome to come a see us down at the yacht club and enjoy the fantastic restaurant and bar.

The Club

The club has a reputable restaurant and bar which is frequently attended by members and non members alike. On Friday evenings there is normally a few extra members around the bar. The club is a great sailing facility with dinghy dock and boat ramp as well as sailing set up space and dinghy storage.

The Boats

At PYC we have a range of boats that we use including dinghys, yachts and powerboats.

Dinghys: 5 x Open Bics, 1 x Byte, 1 x Topper, 2 x Tasar

Awatea 36ft monohull for cruising
awatea sailing
Farr 1104 for Ladies Team, racing and trainingfarrgo upwind