Register with us and we will let you know when the next course dates are posted -
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 due to a change in the NZ COVID-19 Protection Framework, we will do our best to reschedule or if required, payments made to Wakatere Boating Club in relation to the course will be refunded.
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)
-Towel, change of clothes for after sailing including a jumper
-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!
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!