Wakatere's adventure program is designed for youths aged 12-17 with the aims of having fun, making friends, and learning a variety of skills. Sailors are given the opportunity to learn to sail, explore different types of sailing such as windsurfing and be introduced to powerboat driving.
The adventure program focuses on the social aspect of being a member of a boating club, whether in a dinghy, kayak, or hanging out on the beach. Sailors are not required to own their own boat; most sailing will be done in club-owned RS Fevas.
H&S Protocol for Coaching
To ensure that we do everything we can to keep everyone at the club safe, coaching will be run under a Wakatere Coaching Protocol.
We request that ANYONE at the club, when coaching is being run, respect the protocols.
Wakatere Coaching Protocol 14/10/2021
Alert Levels & Coaching
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.
Refer to Wakatere Health & Safety
Who should sign up for the LTS course?
To sail in Youth LTS, sailors must:
-be able to swim 50 metres unaided wearing a PFD (personal floating device) and sailing gear
Whilst we have all the instructors and student help we need on the water, we welcome parent help each day to bring the equipment up from the beach, hosing down and putting away. Thank you!
What do I need for this course?
-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)
-Towel-Change of clothes for after sailing including a jumper
-Snacks or use the cafe next door