Ready to Rumble

October 8, 2023

Are you ready to rumble? 

Save three Thursdays this October for the Foil Rumble at WakatereOct 12th Oct 19th ABANDONED  Oct 26th The intention is to race all formats -  slalom, course and marathon over the three consecutive Thursday afternooons. Separate starts for 8m and 9m ...
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P Class Intergalactic

May 7, 2023
Intergalactic Freshwater Champs Sat 17 & Sun 18 June 2023 at Lake PupukeVenue: Lake Pupuke, Sylvan Park Ave, MilfordHead to the regatta page for more details -REGATTA PAGE...
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DAY 4 Opti Nats Report

April 10, 2023
The sun was shining and the bacon was sizzling for the final day of the 2023 Toyota Optimist National Championship. Everyone was eager to get underway with three races left to decide our national champions and travelling teams. The sea state was a lot more settled this morni...
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Day 3 Opti Nats Report

April 9, 2023
Excitement was in the air this morning as over 200 sailors realized the Easter Bunny had visited the boat park overnight! Chocolatey surprises were hidden in and amongst the Optis, the best way to start Day 3 of the 2023 Toyota Optimist National Championship.An onshore breez...
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Day 2 Opti Nats Report

April 8, 2023

If you had looked at the forecast a few days ago you would have thought we'd have spent the day huddling inside away from the wind and rain.

However there was not a drop of rain in sight - the most perfect sunny morning with a light 4-knot breeze.Wakatere Boating Club is an official Yachting New Zealand Clean Club and the 2023 Optimist Nationals is registered as a Sailors for the Sea Clean Regatta. As part of thi...
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Day 1 Opti Nats Report

April 7, 2023

Day 1 of the 2023 Toyota Optimist National Championship had a great feeling about it.

Over 200 young Optimist sailors bustling about the grounds of Wakatere Boating Club ready for four days of fierce competition. With nationals being the only ranking regatta for NZIODA travelling teams this year, the nerves were high and the air thick with anticipation. Teams...
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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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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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