Opti Coaching Part 2

Coaching for the second half of the season for Opti sailors starts mid February 2016. The coaching will focus on training for the Opti Nationals which luckily for you is in Auckland this year at Kohi YC, Easter 24-29 March 2016. REGATTA WEBSITE 

We have new 2016 courses for Opti Green / 4 Star Open / 5 Star Open and our Sunday programmes - C1/C2 and LTR will also continue as normal and follow the club days on our SAILING PROGRAMME

An online booking must be completed prior to your first session - BOOK HERE 

- 5 Star starts Thurs 2nd Feb
- 4 Star & Green fleet starts Saturday 13th Feb
- Sunday C1/C2 
- Sunday LTR starts Sunday 14th Feb 

WAKATERE OPTI PATHWAY: Learn to Sail, Sunday C1, Sunday C2, Sunday Learn to Race, join afternoon club racing, Green Fleet Coaching, 4 Star Open Coaching, 5 Star Open Coaching. 


Another top Wakatere effort for many of our juniors at the 2016 Junior Sail Auckland & Optimist Pre-Nationals Regatta at Kohi YC 6th & 7th February. You deserve a rest after 2 big regattas almost back to back! Well done to all the sailors, coaches and parents. For our younger sailors this was a great chance to familiarise themselves with Kohi- the Opti Nationals venue at Easter 2016

Image @livesaildie

Opti Open
1st Robbie McCutcheon
3rd Josh Schon
5th Francesco Kayrouz
1st girl Ella Gladwell
Opti Green
1st Brody Cooper 


Success at Maraetai

The 2016 Opti Auckland Champs were held over Auckland Anniversary long weekend (30th Jan - 1st Feb) at Maraetai Sailing Club and Wakatere sailors and parents put in a big effort. In the final results, half the top 10 in the Opti Open were Wakatere club members and the Opti Green fleet had a strong show as well! For a NZIODA ranking regatta this is a great result.

Congratulations to all the competitors who were all well behaved and sailed to the best of their ability in very challenging conditions. Thanks to everyone who helped out taking RIBS, the club trailer and tent. A great Team Waka effort. 

Taking the title in convincing style was Josh Schon with another podium place for Brayden Hamilton in 3rd overall. Even more trophies for NZIODA age groups.  

  • 1st overall Josh Schon- Auckland Opti Champion Cup
  • 3rd overall Braydon Hamilton  
  • Age Group trophies: Opti Green- 1st 10yrs Alex Norman; 3rd 12yrs Brody Cooper. Opti Open- 1st 11yrs George Rush; 2nd 11yrs Robbie Wooldridge; 2nd 12 yrs Josh Hyde
  • 1st Josh Schon 2016 Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta, Optimist Open
  • Results at Maraetai BC


Image: Josh Schon & Brayden Hamilton 

What's on this summer

Make a plan to build up to the 2016 NZL Optimist Nationals. The Nats are being held in Auckland so its a great opportunity to have Wakatere's biggest number of entries ever. Green fleet or Open fleet, give it your best shot and attend one of these regattas or clinics this summer - 

  • Jan 11-15 NZIODA Eastern Beach Opti Clinic. Registration closed
  • Jan 12-15 Opti Accelerate Course. Run by Wakatere for club members in C2/LTR/Green / REGISTRATION
  • Jan 19-22 Hamilton OptiSail / Hamilton YC / REGISTRATION  
  • Jan 26-28 Zealous High Performance Opti Clinic / Royal Akarana YC / REGISTRATION
  • Jan 30-Feb 1 Opti Auckland Champs / Maraetai SC REGATTA WEBSITE 
  • Feb 1 Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta / Optis at Maraetai /  REGATTA WEBSITE 
  • Feb 6-8 Junior Sail Auckland / Kohi YC / REGISTRATION
  • Feb 19-21 InterIslander / QCYC Picton / QCYC 
  • Mar 25-29 NZL Optimist Nationals / Kohi YC / REGATTA WEBSITE 


Always more at NZIODA 



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Classes sailed at Wakatere

  • JUNIOR: Optimist, P Class, RS Feva
  • YOUTH: Starling, 29er, 420, Boards, 
  • RS Feva, Laser Radial
  • SENIOR: Laser, OK Dinghy, Sunburst,
  • Windsurfing, 470, 49er, 3.7, Idle Along, 
  • RS Feva, Zephyr