Sail Away This Easter

March 16, 2023

With the April school holidays coming up, we have an awesome outdoor opportunity for the 8-11 yr age group... learn to sail! 

Understand the basics of how the wind works, parts of a boat, and how to set up and control your boat on a LEARN TO SAIL course at Wakatere. Sailing is a great way to get outside, make new friends and learn skills for life. Regardless of whether or not kids are competitive o...
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*NEW DATE* Club Picnic

March 15, 2023
The Club Picnic which was scheduled for Saturday 18th March has been moved to Sunday 16th April 2023. With so much on this month, pushing it back will be better timing for everyone. Please mark your calendar as this is a whole club event and it replaces all coaching &am...
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Regatta Help Needed

March 13, 2023
As host club for the 2023 TOYOTA OPTIMIST NATIONAL CHAMPS this coming Easter, we need the support of the whole club, friends and community to make this regatta the best it can be.As always, there will be roles to be filled on and off the water, some requiring experience, but...
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In Support of Napier

March 7, 2023
As the majority of us Aucklanders are back to ‘life as normal’ after Cyclone Gabrielle it is so easy to forget the utter devastation our friends are living through down in Napier. This weekend Wakatere Boating Club is hosting the final 2023 Windfoil Summer Series #3 and ...
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Call out to the NZ Opti community

We have a remaining 10 competitors from overseas still looking to charter an Optimist for the Nationals at Wakatere this Easter (as of 1st March). They are good sailors looking for good boats.  Due to local supply issues and the high number of enquiries, we ar...
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2023 Club Champs

February 27, 2023
Looks like summer has finally arrived and just in time for a big weekend of club racing on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th March 2023 - our annual Wakatere Club Championship.After sailing on Saturday join us for a special Club Champs Q&A with Rod Davis & John Cutler + So...
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Entry Open

February 21, 2023

Ahoy there,  

The crew at Wakatere is super excited to announce that ONLINE ENTRY is OPEN for the 2023 Toyota Optimist National Championship 6th-10th April.Fair racing, friendship and sustainability are our goals so come and experience four days of great competition​ ​on and off the b...
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Duty Calls for 2023

February 7, 2023
The Sailing Committee can't emphasize enough, the importance of saying "yes!" to the duty roster at Wakatere.The club runs regular Sunday club racing throughout the season and needs a full compliment of roles to be filled to be able to provide safe racing for everyone. This ...
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New Start Date 

Due to Cyclone Gabrielle the new start date for both ADULT LTS will be SATURDAY 18th Feb 2023. Dates below have been amended to reflect the change.  Put just five Saturdays aside for yourself this summer and get afloat!  LEVEL 1TIME: 9am- 12pm DATES:...
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Opti Nats Merch

February 6, 2023

Who doesn't want an Opti Nats t-shirt or hoodie this year! 

Choose a gorgeous pink hoodie to snuggle up in or a nautical stripe tshirt in green or yellow.  We have a great range of in-house designs with product from AS Colour, print and purchase from our partners at Digitees. Lots of options.  Plains & stripes...
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