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Dinghy Sailing at Level 1 & 2

If you've got a little sense of adventure, start sailing this Spring on an Adult Learn to Sail course at Wakatere. It's fun, it's social and it's never too late to learn new things. Give yourself just 3 hours over 6 Saturdays. Boats provided -  YNZ qualified coaches - affordable!  We have 2 levels of ability available for Term 4: 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&nb...

September 13, 2021

Adventure Awaits

Announcing our October 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 11th Oct -...

September 13, 2021

LTS Holiday Bookings Open

With the October school holidays coming up, we have a fantastic outdoor option for the 8 - 11 year age group - break out and 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 thing after the last 2 months!  Sailing is a great way to get outside, have fun, and make new friends while learning new skills, regardless of whether or not kids are competitive or happy to adve...

September 10, 2021

Club Race Management Course

Now is a perfect time to upskill and become a confident volunteer at Wakatere. Really!  Yachting New Zealand offer a free race management course online. You could do it at any time but we thought it would be fun to get a Wakatere group to do it together during lockdown this September.   Please indicate whether this would interest you?  Depending on the response, we will organise a time to suit using zoom. With the whole summer ahead of us, this September could be a great...

September 7, 2021

Join Opening Day E-Races

ENTRIES CLOSED 11/09/21. Entrants have been emailed the NOR with 2 flights, first race start 4pm. Invitations to WhatsApp groups for each flight have been sent. Be ready for a 4pm start. ________________________ While we are biding our time ashore at Alert Level 4 in Auckland, we are thinking of running Opening Day races virtually this year! That's this coming Sunday 12th September 2021.   Up to 20 people can participate in a race but if we have enough interest from the different ...

September 6, 2021

Boat Storage Reminder

Locker renewals and new allocations from the waiting list are well underway (Aug 2021).  If you are an active sailing club member and would like to go on the waiting list please use our online form - Wakatere boat storage request form If you are fortunate to be allocated a space, please refresh yourself with the Wakatere Terms and Conditions for licence holders on the website Membership / Boat Storage page. A reminder that if you sell your boat from a locker at Wakatere - the lock...

August 22, 2021

Opening Day Postponed

UPDATE: We thought we were on track....but with the return of Covid-19 and lockdown, Opening Day has been pushed back until Auckland has the all clear.  EARLIER PLAN: Let's get the season underway with a real bang and the traditional firing of the canon! Club members and their families are invited to our Opening Day event 11am Sunday 12th Sept 2021. Afternoon club racing & a club member social event follow. A time to welcome old friends and new to the 2021/22 Wakatere season. Thinking of j...

August 19, 2021

Duty Roster Heads Up

The Sailing Committee is looking forward to starting the season on the 12th of September 2021. Club members are reminded of the need to complete their rostered duties as part of their commitment to membership. With a healthy number of members, this shouldn't be an onerous task if everyone plays their part. DUTY ROSTER - CLUB RACING Each sailor aged 15 or over (or parent of each junior sailor <15) will be rostered for Sunday CLUB RACING once either side of Christmas. There are roles for all le...

August 14, 2021

NZL Windfoil Quiz Night

Quiz night + auction to fundraise for a NZ Windfoil Squad team trip to Europe in September. With a range of quiz topics, we aim to challenge everyone! Get your friends, family, and co-workers together, book a table of 8 and create your own dream team for an epic night full of entertainment and fun. ** FRIDAY 6TH AUGUST 2021 ** In between quiz rounds, we will auction off epic items and experiences that a range of companies and people have kindly donated. 1 x Team Table $120 (seating for 8 people ...

July 6, 2021

Something for Teenagers

Calling all Wakatere club members aged 13yrs - 19yrs... Don't stay home Friday 30th July, head to the club instead.Each club member aged 13 to 19 is welcome to come and can also bring a friend if they want (friends don't have to be club members). Entry $10 per head at the doorSign in is essentialPizza, quiz, table tennis, music, and snacks. 7pm 'til 10pm.Zero alcohol event, safe environment, parent security on site.Put all the Wakatere Teen Nights in your calendar and come and hang out at the cl...

July 1, 2021

Winter Series Underway

This series is designed as fun low-key sailing series to work on technique and to keep the skills sharp during the off-season.This is a club member-only series but don't miss the new membership offer below!Join in at any time.First race 12:30 / off the water by 3:30 followed by a few beverages at the club.One series entry fee: $70 (May-August)Dates and schedule of races:Sun 16 May - 4 Races Day 1Sun 30 May - 4 Races Day 2Sun 13 Jun - 4 Race Day 3Sun 27 Jun - 4 Race Day 4Sun 11 Jul - 4 Race ...

June 30, 2021

Women's Forum 8th July 2021

Following on from responses to our recent Women's Participation in Sailing survey at Wakatere, we invite you to join us at Wakatere to talk through the suggestions and plan for the new season.We want to be ready to hit the 2021-22 season with a program that meets your needs and one where we can develop women's sailing at Wakatere.Please come along on July 8th at 7:30 pm, Wakatere Boating Club, and feel free to bring a friend who may be interested in sailing at the club. It will be a fun night. W...

June 5, 2021

Sponsored Opti Applications

This application is now closed 30/06/21...

June 3, 2021

94th Annual General Meeting

The Wakatere Boating Club Annual General Meeting will be taking place on - Thursday 24th June at 7.00pm in the clubrooms Reports from the Commodore and Treasurer will be presented. Nomination forms are required for the official positions of Commodore, Vice Commodore, Rear Commodore, Treasurer, and Secretary. These forms must be presented at the AGM. Check your inbox.The remaining positions such as those for property, health & safety, etc will be finalized by the new season General Committee. If ...

June 2, 2021

Club Champs Close the Season

It was brilliant to see 70+ boats sailing in the Wakatere Club Champs from 1st to 2nd May 2021. Two afternoons of racing with a social event on Saturday after sailing and the Club Champs prizegiving on Sunday. All in all, a big weekend for the club.We tried something different with the courses over the weekend to cater to different fleets and from the feedback, everyone seemed very happy.The racing on Saturday was very tricky with light breezes and a strong outgoing tide. We were pleased to get ...

May 6, 2021

Team Spirit Wins Out for Starlings

Driving home from the finish day of the Starling Nationals held at Kohi this week, we were pondering what actually are all the ingredients that go into creating such an outstanding list of results from one club?It's never one thing that creates a winning team but instead a raft of small things combined over a long period of time to form a sort of tidal wave effect in one direction (or if we're not careful - in the other direction).If we step back a few years and look at what the Wakatere ingredi...

April 25, 2021

Opti Nationals Report

Wow, what an amazing regatta! Running for 5 long days with a wide range of conditions to challenge the best of us. Our team vibe was amazing on and off the water and it was such a fun regatta to be part of as a club.The Team Waka dinner was as always, a highlight, and the after-sailing drinks and food were highly-sort after and this is where the banter began - between the sailors sharing their highs and lows from the days racing....

April 19, 2021

School Holiday Action

This April Wakatere is running two JUNIOR LEARN TO SAIL COURSES for 8-11yrs olds.This is part of our Waka Compass program to start sailing by learning the fundamentals in a safe and social environment using the club Optimist dinghies.Junior LTS April #1 (19th-23th April 2021)Junior LTS April #2 (26th-30th April 2021)Both courses will run for 5 consecutive morningsTime: 9am - 12pmBoats provided. YNZ qualified coaches. YNZ Level 1 qualificationTime to get out on the water! No previous experience r...

April 17, 2021

Masonic Teams Race is Back

We are thrilled to see the return of the Masonic Cup Teams Race for 2021 on Sunday 18th April. It's one of our most popular afternoon club races - a Wakatere classic as we venture around North Head to the inner harbour. The race was originally sponsored by the former Masonic Tavern and sailors were known to leap ashore for refreshments mid-race. All entries on the day will be distributed amongst SIX TEAMS. This year's team leaders will be introduced to you on Sunday - all have signific...

April 17, 2021

Get Foiling!

The 2021 New Zealand WASZP National Championship will be hosted by Wakatere Boating Club 15 - 17th April (save day 18th).This is a Sailors for the Sea CLEAN REGATTAYOUTH - OPEN - WOMENS - MASTER trophies up for grabs!Sadly no longer the 2021 Int Waszp Games or the Pacific Games due to Covid-19, but plenty of waszping to be had in NZ. This regatta includes the bonus New Zealand WASZP Slalom Championship on Sunday 18th April. New entry option for weekend racing only!Go fast. Simple!REGAT...

March 16, 2021

AON Club of the Month

Wakatere was awarded the AON Club of the Month by YNZ for March 2021. Here is the YNZ report - Most good ideas are adaptations of other good ideas and the Wakatere Boating Club have taken an Emirates Team New Zealand mantra and applied it to how they run their club.It's an approach that has served the club well in recent times. Not only is membership sitting at a healthy figure of about 400, but there's a clear strategy, good synergy between the junior and senior fleets, plenty of options for al...

March 11, 2021

2021 Oceanbridge Set for Wakatere

#2 Oceanbridge update 12:00pm Sat 10th April 2021 - Following the cancellation of today's racing the schedule for Sunday 11 April has been revised:0830 Volunteers briefing, clubhouse0900 Competitors briefing, clubhouseRefer to Notice to Competitors on the YNZ regatta page#1 Oceanbridge update 7:45am Sat 10th April 2021 -Due to high wind and conditions on the beach, race management has decided to cancel racing for today, Saturday 10th April. A decision on Sunday's schedule will be made this ...

March 11, 2021

Re-Run in November - Bridge to Bean

Update 19th April 2021Third time lucky - the RNZYS has announced that the Bridge to Bean Race will be re held in Nov 2021.Update 17th Apr 2021Due to maximum wind strengths being exceeded, the Bridge to Bean was cancelled just prior to the start.Update 28th Feb 2021The inaugural Bridge to Bean Race, which was scheduled for today, Sunday 28 February 2020, has been postponed due to Auckland moving to COVID-19 Alert Level 3.Bridge to Bean Race 17th April 2021NEW LATER START TIME: 1pm (1255 warning s...

March 11, 2021

Off the Water at Alert Level 3

As of 6:00am on Sunday 28th February 2021, Auckland will be at Alert Level 3 for a period of 7 days. The rest of New Zealand will move to Alert Level 2 for the same period. Accordingly, Wakatere Boating Club will be closed and sailing prohibited while Level 3 remains in force. Please do not visit or gather at the club.All planned activity at Wakatere for the next 7 days is suspended:Coaching (all classes)Club sailing and trainingJunior & Adult Learn to Sail coursesLocker managementVenue hireRefe...

February 27, 2021

Wakatere Hits Platinum

We are thrilled to share some recent news - Wakatere has been awarded Platinum Level Clean Regatta certification for the running of the 2020 NZ RS Feva Nationals in December. This is awarded in recognition of following the 20 best high impact guidelines from Sailors for the Sea to make the regatta sustainable. This is the first time the club has reached this level and as far as we understand Wakatere was the only Platinum certification awarded worldwide for a 2020 regatta. Thanks to th...

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