Sailing New Zealand



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Sailing in New Zealand must surely be one of the sailing highlights of the world. The most popular sailing locations are on the East Coast of the country mostly because of the sheltered bays, gulfs, islands and protection from the prevailing weather systems moving east.

Here's a list of some of the most popular:

  • Sailing in Whangaroa Harbour and the Cavali Islands
  • Sailing in The Bay of Islands
  • Sailing around Great Barrier Island
  • Sailing in the Hauraki Gulf (Sailing area for the America's Cup when it's in New Zealand)
  • Sailing around the Coromandel Peninsula
  • Sailing in The Bay of Plenty
  • Sailing around Nelson and the Marlboro Sounds

If you are a visitor to New Zealand, there are several yacht charter companies that operate in New Zealand including The Moorings, Sunsail and Sailing New Zealand - but a search on Google will reveal all that you need.

Kiwi's are born sailors and this is evident by the fact that New Zealand with a population of only 4 million, successfully compete in world class events such as the America's Cup Challenge. Russell Coutts, the most all time winner of the America's Cup originates from New Zealand.

Learn To Sail in New Zealand with NauticEd Sailing School

If you want to learn to sail in New Zealand, you're in the right place. There are many fine practical sailing schools through out the country and the conditions are perfect because of the range of sheltered gulfs and bays, and access to the wide open Pacific Ocean. And NauticEd Sailing School can prepare you to meet YOUR sailing desires.

NauticEd Sailing School has developed a customised course curriculum for you based on your experience and it's quite revolutionary. Simply go to and answer the questions about your sailing experience and sailing knowledge. Our course calculator algorithm will determine which sailing courses are for you.

Once your recommended NauticEd Sailing Courses have been determined, you simply start your sailing education online in your own available time. And every now and then, we're here to encourage you and nudge you along to complete your sailing courses in New Zealand.

The NauticEd sailing certification is fast becoming a world renown certification. Why? Because we encompass sailing experience with the theory knowledge. Our online multimedia and entertaining sailing courses are matched against your sailing experience and based on a balance of both, your sailing certification rank and level is determined.

With NauticEd Online Sailing school, you get to work with your favorite practical sailing school. When the instructor signs off on your practical sailing proficiency, this is also reflected on your Sailing Certificate. It's called our practical verification stamp. You can read more about this on our Sailing Certification FAQ page.

Get started learning to sail in New Zealand right by taking an online sailing course from NauticEd Sailing School now!

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