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Patrol Boats

Our fleet of Patrol Boats is a great asset to Wakatere and a very valuable one. The boats take a significant amount of Club funds to maintain and fuel. Please treat them carefully.


Buoyancy vests (PFD) must be worn by everyone afloat. This includes coaches, sailors & parents in club patrol boats.

No one under the age of 15 yrs may be in control of a club patrol boat. The skipper must have completed a certified Rescue Patrol Boat course or be a Wakatere 'approved skipper'.

For the launching & recovery of club patrol boats, centre console and larger boats must use the main ramp south/east of club with public vehicle access.

- Patrol Boat Safety Checklist

- Patrol Boat Condition of Use


Patrol boats are used for planned coaching and club racing. For all club member or squad coaching outside of club programmes, fees will apply.

Prior approval must be requested from the Coaching Coordinator so all sessions can be managed.

Club patrol boats are not available for personal use.


Notify our Patrol Boat Maintenance Rep Graeme Milne as soon as any problems arise with club boats ie. engines, switches, propellers, fuel etc. Graeme is happy to take a quick call or text - +64 21 244 5000 and please leave a note on the training room whiteboard.


One day patrol boat safety courses are run during the season. They are open to all Club members (15yrs +) or parents of junior Club members.

While many of you know how to drive a patrol boat, this course is about rescuing and retrieving boats and sailors, sometimes capsized ones and how to manage rigs & sails when towing. An essential course for Wakatere patrol boat skippers and crew.

We especially invite parents of our juniors sailors so they are more confident and able to support our junior coaching programmes. i.e. parents of Sunday Morning C1/C2, LTS and Green fleet sailors.


Patrol Boat Duties are part of your commitment to club membership. This is managed by the Sailing Committee. See our Duty Roster.


Last updated 01:17 on 17 July 2019

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