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Great Escape Sailing

Opua, Northland, New Zealand
Learn to sail with us, then sail yourself. We’ve been teaching sailors for over 30 years, with courses for beginners to advanced sailors. Our instructors teach you everything you need to know to safely skipper one of our yachts for your own adventure sailing holiday in our beautiful Bay of Islands. These are not public courses; learn with your partner, family, and friends. You have the boat and an instructor to yourselves. As well as gaining new skills, you get a fantastic sailing holiday!

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  • Level V Crew Rank Chief Instructor/Assessor
  • American National Standards Instructor/Assessor
  • SLC Instructor/Assessor
  • NauticEd System Knowledge Expert
  • Transformational Instructor Course Graduate
Lucky enough to be introduced to the sport as a child I've sailed a wide range of dinghies, keelboats and multihulls. Highlights include the two-handed racing I've done, 12' Skiff Interdominions a ...
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  • Level V Crew Rank Chief Instructor/Assessor
  • American National Standards Instructor/Assessor
  • SLC Instructor/Assessor
  • NauticEd System Knowledge Expert
  • Transformational Instructor Course Graduate
Aroha, I love the ocean and enjoy sharing my passion for sailing. My 380,000 ocean miles include completing the 1989 Whitbread Around the World Race (now called The Ocean Race) as rigger aboard Ma ...
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Take online theory sailing courses with NauticEd, then use our skilled in-house sailing instructors to gain practical sailing experience and confidence. Once you pass the courses and practical training, you'll be awarded with a NauticEd Sailing Certification with Verified Practical Competency.

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