Waka Adults

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 in club-owned RS Fevas, 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. 

The next courses will start in Spring 2022. Register your interest and we'll send you a reminder when the dates are set.  

Adult Learn to Sail - Level 1  - SPRING 2022 COURSE TBASaturdays 9am-12pm
Adult Learn to Sail - Level 1


Saturdays 9am-12pm

Adult Learn to Sail - Level 2  - SPRING 2022 COURSE TBASaturdays 1pm- 4pm
Adult Learn to Sail - Level 2


Saturdays 1pm- 4pm


The running and organisation of Wakatere courses will be subject to the NZ Govt Covid-19 requirements at the time of the course. 

If it becomes necessary to cancel, we will do our best to reschedule or if required, payments made to Wakatere Boating Club in relation to the course will be refunded. No hassle. 

Refunds are not given if a course goes ahead and sailors are not able to make a session.

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. 

However a Learn to Sail Invitational Membership is already part of the total course fee. If you want to continue sailing after your course has finished you can upgrade. The LTS Membership ($100) will be reallocated to a full membership if upgrading in the same season. Easy! 

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)
-Warm beanie
-Sun cap
-Change of clothes for after sailing including a jumper
-Water bottle
-Snacks or use the cafe next door

Should I sign up for Level 1 or 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 head coach at wakatere.coaching@gmail for further advice.

Join us another time?

If now isn't the right time, leave your details with us and we'll let you know when the next course is open for bookings.  


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