Waka Adventure

Waka Adventure

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.

Upcoming Courses (12-17yrs)


Before you head back to school, pick up a new skill in the great outdoors on a LEARN TO SAIL COURSE at Wakatere -  

  • DATE: 23rd-27th January 2023
  • TIME: 1-4pm each day (for 5 days)
  • COST: $400 (*includes LTS Invitational Membership)
  • BOATS: RS Feva provided  
  • COACHES: YNZ qualified   
  • COURSE: YNZ Certified Level 1 

Follow the sign up process and then head to the calendar - 23rd Jan 2023

Any questions, email head coach Lydia Grasberger 

Don't miss all the additional Youth LTS Information below

Youth Learn to Sail Notes

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

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

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! 

Parent help

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 courses are in the Waka Compass Adventure Programme?

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 Learn to Sail course is open for bookings.  


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