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The Wakatere General Committee warmly welcomes new members. We are a busy and active dinghy sailing club, fortunate to have a healthy membership across a wide range of ages and sailing classes. This mix of juniors and seniors is special. With a great community base, a family environment, and a superb location we look forward to seeing you onboard.

We have a full sailing programme with a club racing calendar, club coaching and a good offering of entry-level learn to sail courses for all ages with an emphasis on fun and adventure. Join us, whatever your level.


  • Easy access to great sailing waters
  • Regular club racing from September - May
  • Diverse senior & junior classes
  • Strong race management team
  • No entry fee to club racing for members
  • Coaching programmes (junior & youth)
  • Learn to sail programmes (junior, youth & adult)
  • Regular social events for club members
  • Well maintained club rooms and facilities
  • Boat storage for active club members. A waiting list is held.
  • Opportunities to upskill in support areas (boat safety, tractor driving, first aid etc)
  • Affiliation to YNZ & AYBA with associated discounts and benefits for full members
  • Discounted rates for venue hire bookings (off-peak / non-business) for full members

YNZ Affiliation & Members Card
AYBA Affiliation

Boats at Wakatere are privately owned with the exception of a small number of Opti and Fevas used for Learn to Sail courses. We do not offer boat rental.


Applications for new members are now open for the 2021/22 season which will start on 1 Sept 2021

Click here - 2021-2022 Membership Application


Junior: $195 (u18yrs)
Youth: $195 (18-25yrs)
Senior: $300
Family 2: $365 (2 members)
Family 3: $395 (3 or more members)
Tertiary Student: $105 (full-time study 18-24yrs)
Associate: $95 (non-sailing adult)

The club season runs from the 1st Sept until the 31st Aug each year.


  1. Wakatere membership requires a commitment to club competition and helping on race days.
  2. All members will be added to a duty roster at some point during the season for afternoon club racing. For juniors, a parent is expected to complete the roster on their behalf.
  3. Members must recognize the club by entering regattas as a Wakatere Boating Club member.

Any questions email


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