The Team

Wakatere Boating club was founded in 1926 by an enthusiastic group of people with a passion for sailing. As of 2023, 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.

Official Roles 2022/23 Season


Julia Faire

Vice Commodore

David Craddock

Rear Commodore

Greg Salthouse


Martin Chirotarrab


Kate Darby

Club President

Judy Salthouse

Club Patron

Don Brooke

Health & Safety

Michael Shannon


Amanda Michel


Delayne Salthouse


Graeme Milne

Head Coach

Lydia Grasberger

Boat Storage 

Kirsten Hyde


Ian Darby


Karen Lambert


Mark 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, 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, 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 - Simon Brown
RS Feva - tbc 
Starling - Dan Bush
420 - Ross Hume
Windfoil - Gary Hill 
Zephyr - Julia Faire  
Farr 3.7 - Derek Snow
Sunburst - Bruce Yarnton
OK Dinghy - Dean Coleman

Wakatere values

respect, heritage & pride, endeavour, safety & sustainablility, inclusiveness


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