NOLS New Zealand Sailing - Prime

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sailboat at sunset
sailboat at sunset


This expedition is an exciting voyage in a remarkable country. You’ll spend 14 days in the Marlborough Sounds in the upper South Island of New Zealand learning to sail 35 to 40-foot keelboats. This course focuses on sailing skills, seamanship, and leadership. Your instructors will cover a comprehensive yacht coastal cruising curriculum. As you rotate through essential roles on the sailboat, and your leadership will develop as you take on increased responsibility.
This course will also introduce you to the natural history of the area, and you may have opportunities to visit historical sites important to the indigenous Maori of New Zealand and early European explorers, such as Captain Cook. Whether from the vessel or during short hikes into coastal hills, you and your coursemates will spot unique wildlife and experience an incredible country.
Learn diverse skills and be part of an expedition you’ll never forget.

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New Zealand
New Zealand Dollar
75 F / 46 F
68 F / 30 F
61 F / 28 F
72 F / 41 F
Auckland International
( AKL )
Christchurch International
( CHC )
Wellington International
( WLG )

New Zealand has a culture centered around all things outdoor. They have perfected the outdoor lifestyle by embracing the unbeatable scenery, abundance of outdoor adventures, & wildlife -- best seen through a rented camper van. This country is a mecca for thrill seekers and adventurers alike.

About NOLS

NOLS is a nonprofit global wilderness school that will help you step forward boldly as a leader. We believe that anyone can be a leader; it's our role to provide the environment and training to help you discover your full potential. We do that in...