The Team

Wakatere Boating club was founded in 1926 by an enthusiastic group of people with a passion for sailing. As of 2022, it continues to be run by a dedicated team who value the rich reward in participating in the sport of sailing and its connection to the community. They bring strong governance, experienced race management, health & safety guidance, sustainability focus and community connections. We are very fortunate.

2022/23 Official Roles

Julia Faire
Vice Commodore
David Craddock
Rear Commodore
Greg Salthouse
Martin Chirotarrab
Kate Darby
Club President
Judy Salthouse
Club Patron
Don Brooke
Health & SafetyMichael Shannon
MembershipAmanda Michel
SustainabilityDelayne Salthouse
PropertyGraeme Milne
Kirsten Newton
Head CoachLydia Grasberger
Boat Storage Kirsten Hyde
Ian Darby
MarketingKaren Lambert
FundingMark Thirkettle
General Committee

Responsible for governance, strategic plan, finance, health & safety, funding, membership, community liaison, venue hire, boat storage/allocation, property maintenance.

2022-23 General Committee: Julia Faire, David Craddock, Greg Salthouse, Kate Darby, Martin Chirotarrab, Graeme Milne, Derek Snow, Amanda Michel, Lydia Grasberger, Michael Shannon, Delayne Salthouse, Ian Darby, Kirsten Newton, Karen Lambert, Kirsten Hyde, Mark Thirkettle. They meet on a monthly basis.

Sailing Committee

Responsible for the planning and management of all sailing events including; annual club sailing program, duty roster, regattas, sailing instructions, race recording, and results; processing documentation around on-water roles and responsibilities.

2022-23 Sailing Committee is chaired by Julia Faire, deputy chair Gordon Sims with a full representation of Class Reps. Class reps facilitate communication between the committee and members. They meet on a monthly basis.

Class Reps

Optimist Open - David Noyer 
Optimist Green - Carey Gillies
P Class - David Craddock
RS Feva - Willie Goosen 
Starling - Monique Hilder 
420 - Andrew Brown
Windfoil - Gary Hill 
Zephyr - Julia Faire  
Farr 3.7 - Derek Snow
Sunburst - Bruce Yarnton
OK Dinghy - Dean Coleman


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