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Rum Bucket Returns

Online entry is open for the annual Rum Bucket at Wakatere. Not usually held in January but October 2021 wasn't a goer and the weather is better now anyway.  Note that there is a very short time frame to get your entry in... days! Please enter as soon as you read this. Click on the image or use the regatta link at the bottom of this page. Racing: Saturday 29th Jan and Sunday 30th JanBriefing: 1200 hours Sat 29th Jan Entry fee: $40 per boat The Farr 3.7, Zephyr, Sunburst class...

January 22, 2022

Over 100, easy!

We have 2 weeks to go, 115 sailors entered and it's still building!   It's going to be a really great summer regatta so don't miss the normal entry deadline.  Check out who's entered so far and add your name to the list. Let's make it really big!    Go to the REGATTA PAGE  ...

January 21, 2022

Make a Difference

Don't forget our small building project is still underway and there is so much more to go!  We need everyone and anyone's help to raise that final $60,000.  For more about why we are pushing ahead and how you can make a difference -  CLICK HERE Support the donation campaign!...

January 20, 2022

Dinghy Sailing at Level 1 & 2

2022 Term 1 adult courses are waiting for you to jump in and book!  It's fun, it's social and it's never too late to learn new things.  Boats provided and the very best coaches. My Vaccine Pass required,. Nothing to do with Covid Alert levels but we have 2 levels of ability available for Term 1:  Level 1 is designed for complete beginners and covers basics about how to control the boat & sails and how to stay safe on the water. Level 2 builds skills like keeping the...

January 19, 2022

Windfoil Nats Are Go!

Online entry is open for the 2022 NZ Windfoil National Champs happening at Wakatere 17 - 20th Feb.  This event is a selection trial for the NZ Youth Sailing Team so bring your best 👀 Run in conjunction with the Oceanbridge Sailing Regatta, it's going to be huge!  Open to Senior, Youth and Junior divisions. Go for Gold, Silver and Bronze in each.  Click on the REGATTA PAGE and ENTER!  Parents, partners, foiling fans - we need you to add your name to the Volun...

January 19, 2022

Summer Sessions for C2

The Confidence 2 and Adventure 1 groups are invited to sign-up for some Summer Sessions.  Get some extra time on the water this January!  CONFIDENCE 2  If you were in Waka Confidence 2 before Christmas, join your sailing buddies on the water for some extra sailing this January. Brush up those skills over three afternoons. Dates: Jan. 25-27th 2022Time: 1-4pmCost: $100 (no pro-rata fee) Members only  ADVENTURE 1 YOUTH - Now completed  If you were in the Waka...

January 19, 2022

Women's Have-a-Go Day

Following on from the response to our Women's Survey and Open Planning Session last season, we are ready to hit the water with a SPLASH this January.  Join us at our Women's Have-A-Go Day during one of the best months of the season  -   DATE: Saturday 22nd Jan 2022VENUE: Wakatere Boating Club TIME: 10am presentation in the clubrooms H&S: My Vaccine Pass required to attend COST: n/a  We will have a welcome and presentation from Vice Commodore Julia Faire at...

January 18, 2022

Dress for the Champs!

Check out the regatta t-shirt for the 2022 Opti & Starling Auckland Champs this year.  Head to the CLUB CLOTHING / SHOP NOW / REGATTA and order one for yourself ASAP!  It's going to make a great Wakatere team t-shirt!  Sizes kids 2 - 16  ($28.75 + courier postage)Sizes youth/adult  XS - 3XL ($31.62 + courier postage)AS Colour t-shirt. White only, the best!    Click on the image to go shopping - ...

January 17, 2022

Adventure Awaits

Announcing our January Learn to Sail course for the adventurous YOUTH group.  Wakatere's adventure program is designed for teens/youths aged 12-17yrs to have fun, make friends, and learn a variety of skills. As a family club with opportunities to learn to sail at all ages, we encourage the 12-17 group to try something new. This course is for complete beginners and is sailed in our club 2 person RS Feva dinghies - learn both helm and crew skills and much more.   Monday 24 - Friday ...

January 12, 2022

New Dates for Safety Course

We have been able to secure two dates for Patrol Boat Rescue Courses to be held at Wakatere over the next month. No previous experience is required.  The first course is just 12 days away so we need expressions of interest asap to be able to proceed with this one.  COURSE #1  WHERE: Wakatere Boating Club WHEN: Sunday 23rd JanuaryTIME: 8:00am - 4:00pm. UPDATE, Course #1 is hoping to finish in time for afternoon racing.   COURSE #2WHERE: Wakatere Boati...

January 11, 2022

Regatta Protocol Update

With several regattas scheduled for Wakatere in the coming months, Wakatere has updated its Regatta Protocol in line with the Covid-19 Protection Framework. 13/01/2022 All competitors aged 12 yrs and 3 months, volunteers, supporters, coaches, and event staff that attend a regatta at Wakatere need to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 and provide documented proof at registration, or provide evidence of a medical exemption. Children under the age of 12 years and 3 months are exempt.  REGATT...

January 11, 2022

HELP NEEDED!

Wakatere needs your help to fill both on-water and off-water volunteer roles for the 2022 Optimist & Starling Auckland Champs & Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta 5-7 Feb. While the on-water roles provide the best views of the racing action, there are a wide range of opportunities to show your support - and no experience is required for some of them. Our committee will find something suitable.  If you have a sailor participating, you help is expected - members and visitors alike. If you sail ...

January 8, 2022

Clean Clubs

This week Yachting New Zealand launched the Clean Club Programme and Wakatere was one of the first club's registered.  We look forward to taking our members and wider community with us on this journey - to  continue our efforts to be sustainable and reduce the environmental impact of our day-to-day club activities. The press release https://www.yachtingnz.org.nz/... The programme https://www.cleanclub-yachting... More about Sustainability at Wakatere ...

December 20, 2021

Support Our Club's Future

The deck at Wakatere Boating Club is our special place - the heart and soul of our club where everyone comes together.  The place where we meet new peopleThe place where we bump into friendsThe place where we watch the sailing The place where we share a yarn with mates The place where we celebrateThe place where we fly the flag The place where we enjoy the view If you want to do it all again, now and into the future - you can! BACKGROUND The deck replacement and extensio...

December 19, 2021

Kids - Sail Away this Summer!

With the summer school holidays coming up, we have a fantastic outdoor option for the 8-11 year age group to stay outside and stay active - learn to sail!   Understand the basics of how the wind works, parts of the boat, and how to set up and control their boat while working as a team and having fun. Just the ticket after the last year.  Sailing is a great way to get out, have fun, and make new friends while learning new skills, regardless of whether or not kids are comp...

December 19, 2021

Time for Adults

If you've got a little sense of adventure, take an Adult Learn to Sail course at Wakatere this summer. We have a course starting the first week of January (4th-7th) when many of you are able to take some time for yourselves. Level 1 is designed for complete beginners and covers the basics about how to control the boat and sails, helm and crew positions and how to stay safe on the water. It's fun, it's social and it's never too late to learn new things.  Boats provided, YNZ qualified co...

December 18, 2021

Christmas Drinks

Join fellow club members and their families & partners for a Christmas Drink and some festive cheer this Sunday 19th Dec 2021. The bar will be open from 3:00pm with a few Christmas specials.    CLUB RACING The Black Stick Race is a favourite at Wakatere. One longer race that starts just off the Club and heads across the harbour to Rangitoto. A navigation stick we have called the 'Black Stick' is used as a rounding mark - it's just off the shore from Rangit...

December 17, 2021

Big Field Likely at Oceanbridge

News from YNZ -  It will feel like a new era for many different reasons at February's Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta at the Wakatere Boating Club. Not only will it be one of the first major regattas in this country after what has been a very disruptive period due to Covid-19 but it will also be the first in a new Olympic cycle. On top of that it will act as the youth trials for the New Zealand team chosen for next year's youth sailing world championships and will also run alongside the 202...

December 6, 2021

New Designs

Great Christmas gifts for the sailor in your house!   Whether you are heading out for a sail, meeting socially distanced friends or lucky enough to head out of Auckland to a regatta in the near future… 🙏🏻  Show where your loyalty lies and invest in a new piece of CLUB CLOTHING this season!  New designs for 2021/2022New colours for 2021/2022Online shopping & delivery from DigiteesShop 24/7 T-shirts from AS Colour NZ Customise your class t shirt with your...

December 4, 2021

Picnic in the Compound

Opening Day has arrived! Members, join us after club racing this Sunday 5th Dec for an outdoor themed social gathering.  Low key, simple, just to say welcome back, and hello.    Sunday 5th Dec 2021   Opening Day, Season Points 1,2,3 12:30 briefing on the deck1:25 first warning signal for dinghy classes. Foilers will have a later start tbaAll club classes welcomePicnic the Compound after sailing  Refer to our H&S page for the CLUB RACING protocol  ...

December 2, 2021

New Date for Sunbursts

After much consideration the Wakatere Sunburst Group have decided to defer 2022 Nationals from January, to May 7th, 8th, 9th 2022.   Covid in Auckland and the different alert levels have made it incredibly difficult to plan a January regatta with any certainty. The difficulty in getting a clear idea about the borders has compounded the problem.   We are excited about the May date for the Nationals where life hopefully might be a little more ‘the new normal’, and alth...

November 28, 2021

December Plans

The Sailing Committee intends to resume club racing for members from Sunday 5th December 2021. Alert levels permitting. We may or may not be able to access the hall but are hopeful that restrictions will continue to ease over the summer.  Members will be kept up to date. Please mark your calendar, we'd love to see a big turnout from all classes.  Revised scheduled -  Sunday 5th Dec: Opening Day, Season Points 1,2,3 Sunday 12th Dec: Season Points 4,5,6Sunday 19th Dec: Bla...

November 21, 2021

Excellence Rewarded

Congratulations to Wakatere members recognised at the 2021 Volvo Sailing Excellence Awards-  "Whether you were first across the finish line or whether you laid the finish line, you have all played a part in inspiring New Zealanders of all ages and all walks of life to get out on the water and experience what we all love," said YNZ president Ross Blackman. Read on... YNZ news article Service Award: Gary Hill & Ian Young (Windfoil NZ, Wakatere BC)Aon Emerging Talent Award: Tessa Cli...

November 19, 2021

Duty Roster Rejig

The Sailing Committee has rejigged the club programme with an intention to start club racing from Sunday Dec 5th. Alert levels permitting.  Consequently the Duty Roster for Club Racing has been revised and we have added Sunday 19th Dec in to the mix. The Wakatere Christmas party has been moved from 12 Dec to 19 Dec after the Black Stick. Lots to look forward to.  *UPDATE 21/11/2021: the Optimist & Windfoil classes have swapped dates for December. Confirmed dates as below -  Sunday...

November 11, 2021

Announcing LTS Term 4

The October school holidays came and went, as did the rest of October but we are excited to finally get our Junior Learn to Sail and Confidence 1 courses underway this week.  We have modified the courses at Alert L3.2 for very small groups  - 3 groups of 5 sailors on 3 different days on the week. This allows our coaches to maintain the best experience that Wakatere can offer for the beginner group.  Thanks to those families who have had bookings on hold from September and October....

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