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Winter Options for Optis

1. Winter Opti Fun  

WOF is Wakatere's own Opti coaching during winter. Gordon Sims & Juliette Richards from the Sunday Program are organising this, with some star parent coaches making guest appearances when possible. It's aimed at Green fleet and all Sunday morning groups.  

Up to 30 Optis are turning up so don’t miss the fun. Be rigged and ready to sail at Wakatere at 2pm / $10 cash payable on the day. Watch our facebook page for any changes due to weather.

Remaining 4 dates: 6 August; 20 August; 3 September; 17 September.

2. Auckland Winter Sprint Series   

AWSS is on throughout winter until mid-September. It moves around Auckland clubs with series points accruing. It's for Open AND Green fleets and ideal for our Sunday LTR group with some short sprint style racing. It’s a competitive environment and you should definitely give this a go in the Green fleet if you have some understanding of the rules of racing.

Registration 12:30 /$20 on the day/ Briefing 12.50 / First race 1:30 / AWSS facebook

Remaining 3 dates:  13 Aug at Howick; 27 Aug at Maraetai; 10 Sept at Lake Pupuke in conjunction with the IceBreaker Regatta.

3. Lake Pupuke Sunday

Winter racing is on most Sunday afternoons at Lake Pupuke, Milford. Its a great option for Greenies. Enter via Sylvan Park Ave. Wakatere members are always welcome with a $5 guest entry and the first race start is at 1:30pm. Check the programme - Pupuke Boating Club

AK Winter Sprint Series this Saturday


Update: AWSS PROVISIONAL RESULTS for 2nd July 2016 

The Auckland Winter Sprint Series returns to Wakatere for the second and final date this Saturday 2 July. It will continue at other clubs until mid-September. Due to a lot of bad weather, the series has only been sailed on one date so far, at the previous Wakatere date. All dates and venues listed below.

The forecast is 10-15 knots SW this Saturday with no rain and clear skies – perfect winter sailing!  A great opportunity to get some points going, practice your start sequences and blow the cobwebs away. 

It's open to all Opti Open & Opti Green, Starlings and P Class sailors from all clubs. The NZIODA Euro team will be joining us.  

Registration: 12:30 - 13:00
Entry: $20 cash on the day
Briefing: 12:50
First race: 1:30
  • 7 May at Kohi (not sailed, no wind at all)
  • 21 May at MBSC (not sailed, way too much wind) 
  • 11 June at Wakatere 
  • 25 June at MBSC (cancelled, too much sideways rain & wind)
  • 2 July at Wakatere 
  • 30 July at Akarana (cancelled) 
  • 13 August at Howick
  • 27 August at Maraetai  
  • 10 Sept at MBSC in conjunction with the Ice Breaker Regatta 

Winter Sprint Series starts June 11

The Auckland Junior Winter Sprint Series is back for 2016. This Saturday afternoon series is for Open & Green fleet Optimists, P Class & Starlings. It's shared around several Auckland clubs with up to 4 short races scheduled roughly every two weeks throughout winter.

Too much wind on the first date at Kohi and not enough on the second date at MBSC means June 11 is the revised start date at Wakatere. 

See Auckland Junior Winter Sprint Series Facebook for NOR and updates throughout the series.

Registration: 12:30 - 13:00
Entry: $20 cash on the day
Briefing: 12:50
First race: 1:30
  • 7 May at Kohi (not sailed - no wind)
  • 21 May at MBSC (not sailed - too much wind) 
  • 11 June at Wakatere 
  • 25 June at MBSC 
  • 2 July at Wakatere 
  • 30 July at AKARANA. Not Kohi as previously published 
  • 13 August at Howick
  • 27 August at Maraetai  
  • 10 Sept at MBSC in conjunction with the Ice Breaker Regatta 


... means Winter Opti Fun of course and 30 Optis turned up to the first session on 14th May!

Its aimed at Wakatere C1 & C2, LTR and Green fleet sailors- a mix of coaching and fun races with some guest parent coaches (with some stars amongst them). The dates are different to the Winter Sprint Series dates. 

  • $10 per session 
  • $50 whole series 


So get out the beanies, put the dates in your diary, let Gordon and Juliette know, and parents should confirm they will be able help on all/some of the dates. 

Be rigged and ready to sail at 2pm, on the below dates:

Saturday, 14 May 2016
Saturday, 28 May 2016
Saturday, 18 June 2016
Saturday, 9 July 2016
Saturday, 6 August 2016
Saturday, 20 August 2016
Saturday, 3 September 2016
Saturday, 17 September 2016

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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