Penny Whiting Sailing School

Learn to sail with the best - the Penny Whiting Sailing School

Based on the Auckland Harbour, New Zealand, over 33,000 people have taken our sailing course over the last 50 years. Open November until end of March.

During 15 hours (5 three hour practical sessions) of course time (mostly out on the water) you’ll learn the basics of sailing – setting the sails and rigging the yacht. You’ll complete the course confident, competent and capable of sailing with anyone as crew or even chartering a yacht on your own and sailing your own yacht. 

Do you know someone who wants to take sailing lessons? Buy them Gift Vouchers for Christmas / Birthday or Staff incentive. It's fun to learn to take sailing lessons on a big boat. Move out of your comfort zone, try something new, meet some great people and have a whole lot of fun along the way at the best sailing school in Auckland.

Familiarise and enlighten yourself about this great sport of sailing.

Find out the next course dates and check availability.

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Learn to sail

on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour with one of New Zealand’s most experienced and well-respected sailors, Penny Whiting, MBE.

Afternoons midweek Monday to Friday 15hrs

                                  or 

Weekend courses over 2 weekends 15hrs

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“Of all the training courses I’ve ever done - across work, flying, sports - I have to say this is the best one I’ve ever done. Penny’s teaching style is the perfect balance between patience, humour and passing on her clearly vast experience; as a complete sailing newcomer I felt at ease from the first lesson. It’s down to earth and most importantly great fun, can’t recommend it highly enough.”

Mark Zee