Wakatere Memorial Starting Tower
Early in the 1960's the Club commissioned a starting tower that would serve as a lasting memorial to it's members who had lost their lives during the Second World War.
Designs were prepared by the Club's honorary architect Eric Price and the tower was constructed for the 1960-1961 sailing season by Alan Walker and a band of club volunteers. An inscription names the Wakatere Boating Club members who died on active service - Warren Bond, John Hunt, Ross Buckley, Peter Martin, Ian Gray, Jack Pybus, Harvey Grut, Norman Stephenson, Lindsay Hay, Ted Stephenson
In 2007 the tower was restored with funds from Wakatere Boating Club and the North Shore Heritage Trust. The plaque was restored by the Devonport RSA. A rededication ceremony was held 2nd November 2007. It is occasionally used for heritage races using a clapper board system from the tower.
Nestled amongst the pohutukawas, it is a familiar and notable landmark well known to beach goers and the community.