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Kerikeri High School Sailing and The Bay Of Islands

New Zealand has a strong history in yachting and has produced some of the greatest sailors in the world, such as Blair Tuke, Sharon Ferris, Andy Malony and Sean Clarkson.  We offer a world class playground for anyone who wants to learn to sail or improve their skills. The Bay of Islands is one of the best sailing destinations in the Country due to its 144 Islands, mild climate and exceptional beauty, makingKerikeri High Schoolthe number one place to come if you want to combine study and sailing.

The Kerikeri High School is proud to offer a fantastic Sailing Academy for all levels of sailor. This unique programme offers its students opportunities to experience a range of sailing disciplines. They can develop their skills in a range of centreboard and keel boats, and learn about practical water safety, navigation and passage planning.

The sailing tutors have considerable experience in a wide range of boats, regattas and sailing conditions. They have spent many years teaching and passing on their knowledge and expertise.

A typical semester will include:

  • A minimum of 18 days on the water, 9 each term.
  • Centreboard dinghy sailing, the Academy owns or has access to a range of dinghies including 420’s, 29ers and Lasers.
  • Keel boat sailing in the Bay of Islands.
  • An overnight trip.
  • A sailing adventure on an actual Americas Cup Yacht, take the helm, steer a course, hoist and trim the sails.

Motivated students are also encouraged to take part in the wider school sailing programme as well as getting involved in local racing and national regattas.

NZ$ 4,000 Sailing Academy, per semester for 2025 and 2026, on top of the tuition fee.

For more information, please check out the Kerikeri High School Sailing Academy page on this web site, or write to StudyNewZealand EU <- click for e-mail

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