Wakatere has five Optimist coaching options available for this half of the 2015/2016 season - something for all levels of ability, commitment and budget.
The overriding objective is to provide a range of options that encourages junior sailors long-term involvement and love of sailing. We aim to build a cohesive group of kids that integrate across all levels of Opti sailing and build a sense of pride in their club. We also aim to provide a fun and social environment for kids and parents.
Everyone engaged in coaching at the club must be a financial member of Wakatere BC and have completed a certified Learn to Sail course. Learn to Sail is not a 'coaching' option but we keep a waiting list for our next course. Click here to register your interest
2015 Coaching options and costs:
- Sunday Confidence 1 & Confidence 2 - $150 whole season
- Sunday Learn to Race - $115 Oct - Dec
- Green - $350 Oct - Dec
- 4 Star - $400 Oct - Dec
- 5 Star - $550 Oct - Dec
Brief description of Sunday options: The Sunday sessions begin nice and early with our parent led C1 & C2 groups. This is our entry level session to club coaching and sailing at Wakatere. This builds to our Sunday Learn to Race group a bit later on Sunday morning with a YNZ qualified coach running the session. Sailors should have spent some time in C1 or C2 before joining the Learn to Race group. To find out more and to book a place, look for the two red Sunday logo options on our EVENTS / Bookings page
Brief description of Green, 4 & 5 Star options: Wakatere has 3 coaching groups to choose from which cover after school and Saturday coaching sessions. All with YNZ qualified coaches. They are called Green, 4 Star & 5 Star coaching groups. It is hoped that these sailors will enter regattas in the Open or Green fleet and work towards the Optimist Nationals at Easter 2016. Sailors should be sailing confidently and be keen to improve. For a more detailed description of each option go straight to the Booking - GREEN, 4 STAR, 5 STAR BOOKING