Scheduled Tours

Learn to Sail

Abel Tasman Full Day

28th - 29th March 2020

Join us for a 2 day hands on practical learn to sail experience with local sailing expert Mark Rayner in the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park.
Scheduled Tours


Day 1

• Safety on board
• Get to know the yacht and sailing terms
• Hoisting sails
• Reading the wind
• Turning (tacking and jibbing)
• Sailing fast, slow and stopping
• Give way rules
• Anchoring and beach landing

Day 2
• Sailing courses to destinations
• Charts and navigation
• Techniques for different wind strengths and sea conditions
• Reading the weather
• The influence of tide, currents and land
• Putting it all into practice!!

(Curriculum subject to change)


  • Meeting Place and Time: 10:00am Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures ticket booth, Kaiteriteri beach.
  • Departs & Returns from:  Kaiteriteri Beach at 10 am, Return at 4:30 pm.
  • What's included: Completion certificate
  • Essential to Bring: Notepad, Lunch, layers of warm clothing, wind proof jacket, shoes that are easily removable, your own water bottle, plenty of sun screen (SPF 30+ is best), sun hat, sun glasses.


Please contact Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures directly to book your place.

Ph: 03 527 8375

Free: 0800 GO SAILING/0800467245