Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks? Waka Adults is our adult learn to sail programme. If you've got a little sense of adventure, sailing would be great for you. We sail in pairs, so it's a fun way to meet new people while getting out on the water.
Wakatere offers courses for adults using the club-owned RS Feva, a type of double-handed dinghy. You'll learn about both helm and crew positions. We offer a Level 1 course for complete beginners and a Level 2 course for those looking to build confidence.
NEXT UP FOR 2023
LEVEL 1 and LEVEL 2 courses will be held on 5 consecutive Saturdays, beginning February 11th 2023.
DATES: Every Saturday Feb. 11th - Mar. 11th 2023. Save date 18th Mar.
COST: $300 + $100 Invitational membership = $400
Please read the LTS information below about the requirements, what to bring and which level to choose.
Any further questions please don't hesitate to contact us.
Who should sign up for this course?
To sail in Adult LTS, you must be:
-able to swim 50 metres unaided wearing a PFD (personal floating device) and sailing gear
-of reasonable fitness
Do I need to be a member?
Yes membership is required.
A Learn to Sail Invitational membership is offered for both L1 & L2 to cover the period of the LTS course. It is already included in the course fee.
Learn to Sail fee: $400 (course $300 + Invitational membership $100)
If you want to continue sailing after your course has finished you can upgrade. The LTS Invit Membership ($100) will be reallocated to a full membership if upgrading in the same season.
What will I need?
-Lifejacket (the club has some available to borrow)
-Polyprop top/rash vest top or similar (thermals)
-Light wind jacket or spray top (goes over the top to keep the wind out)
-Beach shoes or old sneakers (please make sure they do not have a slippery bottom)
-Change of clothes for after sailing including a jumper
-Snacks or use the cafe next door
Level 1 or Level 2?
Level 1 is designed for complete beginners and covers basics about how to control the boat & sails and how to stay safe on the water.
Level 2 builds skills like keeping the boat balanced and how to go faster, as well as an introduction to racing.
Sailors must complete Level 1 before starting Level 2.
If you have recent sailing experience, contact our coaching team at Wakatere to assess where your skills are at.