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The Wakatere General Committee warmly welcomes new members. We are a busy and active dinghy sailing club, fortunate to have a healthy membership across a wide range of ages and sailing classes. This mix of juniors and seniors is special. With a great community base, a family environment and a superb location we look forward to seeing you onboard.

We have a full sailing programme with a club racing calendar, club coaching and a good offering of entry level learn to sail courses for all ages with an emphasis on fun and adventure. Join us, whatever your level.


  • Easy access to great sailing waters
  • Regular club racing from September - May
  • Diverse senior & junior classes
  • Strong race management team
  • No entry fee to club racing for members
  • Coaching programmes (junior & youth)
  • Learn to sail programmes (junior, youth & adult)
  • Regular social events for club members
  • Well maintained club rooms and facilities
  • Boat storage for active club members. A waiting list is held.
  • Opportunities to upskill in support areas (boat safety, tractor driving, first aid etc)
  • Affiliation to YNZ & AYBA with associated discounts and benefits for full members
  • Discounted rates for venue hire bookings (off peak / non business) for full members

YNZ Affiliation & Members Card
AYBA Affiliation

Boats at Wakatere are privately owned with the exception of a small number of Opti and Fevas used for Learn to Sail courses. We do not offer boat rental.


For new membership, please complete this Membership Application and 'submit'.

2020-2021 Membership Application

The 2021/22 application will be available when the new season fees are set in late June. Any questions about membership email


The club season runs from the 1st Sept until the 31st Aug each year.

Junior: $195 (u18yrs)
Youth: $195 (18-25yrs)
Senior: $300
Family 2: $365 (2 members)
Family 3: $395 (3 or more members)
Tertiary Student: $105 (full-time study 18-24yrs)
Associate: $95 (non sailing adult)


  1. Wakatere membership requires a commitment to club competition and helping on race days.
  2. All members will be added to a duty roster at some point during the season for afternoon club racing. For juniors, a parent is expected to complete the roster on their behalf.
  3. Members must recognise the club by entering regattas as a Wakatere Boating Club member.

Any questions email


Last updated 03:24 on 13 May 2021

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