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Christmas Comes to Wakatere

The Wakatere General Committee extends a warm invitation to all club members and their families to our Christmas celebration - 2022 Christmas Party Sunday 18th December 2022From 4pm After afternoon sailing, Salty Santa will drop by with gifts for all our junior members and we have a Christmas meal to share.  This is a whole club event - from junior coaching groups, junior LTS, adult LTS, social sailing, club racing, class reps, race management... this is for you!  Please SAVE THE...

November 26, 2022

Fun & Learning for Kids

Are you looking for an early summer school holiday activity?  Sailing is an awesome way to get outside, have fun, make new friends and keep busy in the week leading up to Christmas.  The first of our school holiday LEARN TO SAIL course for juniors (8-11yrs) is now open for sign up- Mon 19th - Thursday 22nd Dec 2022 9am - 1pm for 4 consecutive days The course is led by a Yachting New Zealand qualified Learn to Sail instructor and follows the Yachting New Zealand Learn to Sail curri...

November 25, 2022

December Optimist Clinic

This December Wakatere is holding an Opti Open Holiday Clinic.  It will run over five days in the week leading up to Christmas. The focus of the clinic will be on STARTING technique & strategy.  With the next National Champs being held at Wakatere, this is a great opportunity to improve your skills as well as your knowledge of the local waters.   Bookings are open to members and guests in the Opti Open fleet.   Dates: Dec. 19th - 23rd 2022Time: 9...

November 24, 2022

Maintenance & Repair

A reminder that this THURSDAY 24 November is our club Maintenance & Repair Session.  This season we've kept the weekends clear for family & sailing and moved to this Thursday to tackle a much needed and overdue list of small jobs inside and out.  Head to the club at 4:30pm and see Julia in the hall for the official list 🐝   What to bring  Tools - whatever your handy with Brooms for sweeping the garage and gutters Shovel, spade A lawn mower please and a weed-...

November 23, 2022

A Sailing Legacy

A Christmas gift and Club fundraiser -  A detailed and thoroughly enjoyable read about one of NZ best loved designers - Des Townson - A Sailing Legacy, by Brian Peet.  An easy solution to Christmas gift buying for any sailor in the house.  For every $80 book purchase, $30 will be go back to Wakatere Boating Club. This is a great deal for our club and postage is free!  Purchase from author Brian Peetpeetfamily@orcon.net.nz027 6223334Don't forget to mention Wakatere Boatin...

November 21, 2022

Christmas Wardrobe

'Tis the season for some Wakatere clothing shopping -  Plenty of time now to choose some club clothing for that special person this Christmas.  Class Ts & HoodiesWoW  Online shopping & delivery from Digitees 24/7 at your convenienceLabel AS Colour All sizes, some colour options, printed locallyNZ delivery. Standard shipping $8 NZDSecure payment  Check it out and shop online for that perfect Christmas gift...

November 20, 2022

Sail Away This January

With the summer school holidays coming up fast, we have a fantastic option for the 8-11yr age group - LEARN TO SAIL JANUARY 2023!    Learning to sail will teach kids skills for life. Skills like self-confidence, spatial awareness, sense of direction, weather knowledge, and responsibility.  Get in early and take your pick of 4 courses on offer -  Junior LTS Course #1 - Jan 3rd -6th, 9am-1pm (4 days)Junior LTS Course #2 - Jan 10th -13th, 9am-1pm (4 days) Junior L...

November 17, 2022

Thursdays Are Back

Held on Thursday afternoons, this course is for members who have completed their Adult LTS 2 or equivalent & who want to continue their sailing in a fun and social way.  Coach Leah will be supporting the group.  Catch up with everyone back at the clubhouse after sailing for light refreshments.  Dates: Thursdays Oct. 25th - Dec. 13th 2022Save date: Monday 28th Nov 2022. Confirmed in lieu of 3/11. Time: 4-6:30pmCost: $150Bookings: LOGIN One fee for Oct - Dec. Attend as many ses...

November 1, 2022

Dinghy Sailing Level 1 & 2

If you've got a little sense of adventure, take an Adult Learn to Sail course at Wakatere this Spring.  It's fun, it's social and it's never too late to learn new things.  Boats are provided and we have the very best coaches.  The 2022 Spring courses will run over 5 Saturdays starting Oct 29th and through to Nov 26th. Save Date Dec 3rd Two options to consider -  LEVEL 1 is designed for complete beginners and covers basics about how to control the boat & sails and ho...

October 25, 2022

Opti Open Opportunity

This coming weekend Wakatere is holding a two day Opti Open Clinic with former Opti World Champion and professional yachtsman Chris Steele. We are excited to have Chris join us -- he grew up sailing at Wakatere, was coached by Laurence Fauchelle and Laurence is also back to lead the clinic. The focus is 'technique'. Bookings are open to members and non-members  Dates: Oct. 29th & 30thTime: 9am - 3pm each dayCost: $180 members / $250 non members Daily Schedule: -9am arrival-theory-rigging-on...

October 24, 2022

Devonport Homes Tickets

*TICKETS SALES ARE NOW CLOSED  Buy your tickets for this year’s Homes of Devonport Tour and 50% of the tickets sales goes back to Wakatere. What a great deal for our club!  In light of the support we received from Devonport Rotary last season, proceeds from tickets sold by Wakatere will go towards supporting Opti Green Regatta Coaching this season.  About the event This is  a rare opportunity to visit a curated collection of Devonport homes – from classic villas to archit...

October 23, 2022

Term 4 Junior Coaching

Get your Term 4 after school or weekend sports sorted as the Oct - Dec coaching courses get underway at Wakatere soon.  *All Term 4 coaching bookings exclude Labour Day long weekend 22,23,24 Oct.  2022 Term 4  Confidence 1 Opti Confidence 1 - WEDNESDAY OPTION (19 Oct - 14 Dec) 4-7pmOpti Confidence 1 - SATURDAY OPTION (15 Oct - 17 Dec) 9-12pm Confidence 2 Opti Confidence 2 - SUNDAY OPTION (16th Oct - 18 Dec) 9am-12pmOpti Confidence 2 - TUESDAY OPTION (18th Oct - 13 Dec)...

October 11, 2022

Online Entry Open

Entry is now open for the 2022 Wakatere Spring Regatta later this month.  Three regattas in one on the last weekend of October incorporating the -   OK Dinghy Rum BucketFarr 3.7 North Shore ChampsSunburst Auckland Champs   Racing Sat 29th & Sun 30th October 2022 Enter online as soon as possible so we can plan for numbers  Head to the REGATTA PAGE  ...

October 10, 2022

Have A Go Day

Wakatere is hosting a HAVE A GO DAY for ADULTS (18yrs+)   If you want to find out what all the fuss is about, drop by the club on Saturday 15th October and experience dinghy sailing.    The Have a Go will be supported by our coaches & experienced club sailors in the club's RS Feva fleet, a few Sunbursts and an RS Quest. Saturday 15th October 2022 Wakatere Boating Club, Narrow Neck Beach12:30 - 3:00pmCommodore's welcome at 12:30 sharp No cost, no pre-register Wear s...

October 9, 2022

Smooth Seas Ted

RIP Edward William (Ted) Frankham Wakatere Life Member & YNZ Service Award recipient passed away this week. A club stalwart to the end making his last appearance at Wakatere on Opening Day this month at the grand age of 96. What a wonderful contribution he made to our club. Fair winds and smooth seas Ted. A memorial service is to be held at 10:30am on Thursday 29 Sept 2022 at Dil's North Harbour Chapel, 185 Schnapper Rock Road, Albany.  Ted (right) manning the Wakatere Memorial Tower...

September 24, 2022

Climbing the Sustainability Ladder

September 2022 and we are starting the fifth season of our Club's sustainability plan, and Sailors for the Sea and their Clean Regattas program has played a big role in developing the overall structure.  Many thanks to our suppliers and local businesses that provided support along the way as we continue to evolve. Still learning, still developing and still sharing the knowledge.  Here is a recent catch up with club member and our Green team warrior Delayne Salthouse that has ...

September 23, 2022

Adventure Awaits

Announcing a new school holiday programme for adventurous teenagers this October. Wakatere Boating Club'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.  Youth LTS: 10...

September 22, 2022

Duty Roster Heads Up

The Sailing Committee has been working hard to coordinate the Club programme for the 2022/23 season. As a volunteer run Club we require your support to fill a DUTY ROSTER to make it happen each Sunday as well as during regattas.   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 RACINGEach sailor aged 15 or ove...

September 18, 2022

Qualify to Drive

Registration for this course is now closed but you can still register your interest for the next one on our Patrol Boat page HERE  ………………… Keen to be part of the action, meet new people and provide an essential service to the club?  Register for our next club PATROL BOAT SAFETY COURSE and qualify to be a skipper or capable crew member of a Wakatere patrol boat this season. No previous experience required.  WHERE: Wakatere Boating Cl...

September 10, 2022

LTS This Spring

Waka Compass is the club's sail training programme and we have LEARN TO SAIL courses for all age groups starting this Spring. CONFIDENCE (8-11yrs) Junior LTS COURSE 1: 3rd - 7th Oct 2022 (*FULLY BOOKED)Junior LTS COURSE 2: 10th - 14th Oct 2022 ADVENTURE (12-17yrs) Youth LTS: 10th - 14th Oct 2022 1- 4:00pm  ADULT (18+) Adult LTS Level 1 (29 Oct - 26 Nov) 5 Saturday mornings Adults LTS Level 2 (29 Oct - 26 Nov) 5 Saturday afternoons For more information go to our...

September 9, 2022

Entry Extended

ENTRY EXTENDED to 3pm Monday 12th September  More time to get your entry in and join your sailing buddies on the water on a school day. Represent your school in sailing πŸ†  Date: Friday 16th September 2022 Entry is via your school sports office to College SportVenue: Wakatere BC, Narrow Neck Beach, DevonportNOR & ENTRY available at College Sport YachtingEntry deadline extended to 3pm Mon 12 Sept 2022  MORE INFO - REGATTAS ...

September 7, 2022

Worker Bees Required

NOW POSTPONED with a fresh plan to tackle the jobs by class this season. Turns out the job list can’t be done in a few hours so class reps will be in touch with a target area and date just for you.🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝 Head to Wakatere on Saturday 24th Sept for our NEW SEASON WORKING BEE. We've kept Fathers Day for fathers this year and our Working Bee will be a few weeks later than usual.  Small jobs inside and out, and one big job which is painting the lockers! Something fo...

September 1, 2022

Three Stars for Wakatere

Three stars awarded to Wakatere this week for attaining the top level environmental focus as part of the YNZ Clean Club programme. Congratulations to our members, volunteers & supporters for all the work put in place to lift the daily standards at Wakatere. Special thanks to Delayne Salthouse who put sustainability on the committee agenda at every monthly meeting since 2018. It's an ongoing team effort, club effort, regatta effort.  ⭐⭐⭐ 3 STAR CLEAN CLUB  Yach...

September 1, 2022

AKL Secondary Schools

ENTRY JUST EXTENDED to 3pm Monday 12th September! See your school sports office about getting an entry in for the 71st Auckland Secondary Schools Fleet Racing Regatta. Wakatere is the venue, College Sport manage all the entries. This year we look forward to seeing the Windfoil fleet join the action for the first time. Min 5 entries required to constitute a fleet.   Open to 420, 29ers, RS Feva, Starling, Optimist, Laser Radial, Bic, P-Class & Hansa 303 (Para) and....  the...

August 25, 2022

Start the Season Together

Let's celebrate the start of the 2022-2023 season together with a traditional bang this year!  Straight after the Opening Day ceremony, members, their families & partners are welcome to join our invited guests for a whole club morning tea. By way of a small food contribution to the morning tea, please bring a plate - home baking or store bought is fine. Thank you. Afternoon races follow and we will have an old school sausage sizzle after sailing. Back to some fun basics this seaso...

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