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Gulfwind - Sailing Academy & Charters

Experience the power and grace of boating with Gulfwind Sailing Academy.

Gulfwind offers personalised, practical and hands-on  sailing charters and certified courses in the waters surrounding Auckland, "City of Sails"...  Our quality range of courses means you choose how much you want to learn. You can lie back and relax during a leisurely sail around Auckland's Waitemata Harbour or Hauraki Gulf, or try your hand at various sailing techniques in our introduction to sail and club race sessions.

Or, immerse yourself in a comprehensive Royal Yachting Association (RYA) or Yachting New Zealand course.  You'll be in the hands of expert owner/operator RYA Yachtmaster instructors who can tailor their charters and courses to suit you.

Welcome aboard to Gulfwind your premier NZ sailing academy


Come and experience the thrill of sailing around Auckland – ‘City of Sails’ and taking in the breath taking scenery of Waitemata Harbour.

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RYA Courses

Gulfwind is one of NZ’s accredited Royal Yachting Association (RYA) sailing schools.  Taking a course with us means you are part of a programme that is known and respected worldwide.

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ICC now available to NZ Citizens

The International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft (known as an ICC) is now available to New Zealand citizens (before March 1st 2011 ICCs were only available to UK citizens or residents). ICCs are awarded following a short practical and knowledge assessment through Gulfwind Sailing Academy.

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Watch Videos

'Sailing In Action' - Check out the sights, see action on the water, and hear more about the sailing activities we bring to you.

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Sailing Couses

The summer course calendar for October 2014 to March 2015 is now available. Great way to get out on the water.

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Our boat 'Share Delight' featured in the March issue of Boating NZ Magazine.

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The summer course calendar for October 2014 to March 2015 is now available. Other courses can be scheduled to fit your timeframe or travel plans. contact us for further details.

If you are planning to charter in the Mediterranean in the future and require an ICC contact us with your details and we can organise the assessment and documentation for this International Certificate

Gift Vouchers available for our charters and sailing courses. Ideal Christmas presents or for that special occasion. contact us for further details

©2015 Gulfwind Sailing Academy & Charters
PO Box 87-318, Meadowbank Auckland, New Zealand

NZ Phone: +64 9 5211564 - NZ Mobile: +64 27 4802462 - NZ Fax: +64 9 5211567