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Waka Adventure

About Waka Adventure

Wakatere's adventure program is designed for the youth age group 12-17yrs with the aim of having fun, making friends, and learning a variety of skills. Sailors are given the opportunity to learn to sail, build their skills and explore different types of sailing moving from Youth LTS > Adventure 1 > Adventure 2. 

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 Feva or Quest. 

Upcoming Courses (12-17yrs)


Youth LTS is an introduction to sailing for the teenage 12-17 yrs age group. Sailed in double-handed RS Fevas provided by the club, sailors will learn the basics of how to set up and control their boats while working as a team. 

YOUTH LTS details 

  • Details for the Sept/Oct 2024 course are to be confirmed. 

  • TIME: usually 1pm - 4pm for 5 consecutive days

  • COST: tbc

  • Club RS Feva dinghy provided

  • Qualified instructor

  • YNZ Level 1 course

  • Life jackets & helmets provided

Refer to the Youth LTS Notes below 


Adventure 1 is the next step after Learn to Sail.  Adventure 1 coaching will be weekly from the end of Sept-Dec 2024 for the 12-17 yr age group. Using the club Fevas and Quest to build sailing skills and have fun.

ADVENTURE 1 details 

Weekly sessions from the end of Sept-Dec 2024

  • Details tbc 

  • Boats provided

  • YNZ qualified coaches

  • Club membership required

Login into our booking platform, find your preferred course on the Hello Club calendar and book once for the whole series.

Keep in mind, that places are limited due to the number of boats the club owns.

NOTE: Before jumping aboard Adventure 1, you must complete a Learn to Sail course.

Youth Learn to Sail Notes

Who should sign up for this 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

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. It is a temporary membership to cover the period of your course. 

If you want to continue sailing after your LTS course has finished you can upgrade. The LTS Membership ($100) will be credited to a full membership if upgrading in the same season.

What do I need to bring for this course? 

  • Wetsuit

  • Lifejacket (the club has some available to borrow)

  • Polyprop top/rash vest top or similar (thermals)

  • Togs

  • 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

  • Sunscreen

  • Towel, change of clothes for after sailing including a jumper

  • Water bottle

  • Snacks or use the cafe next door

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 to sign up, leave your details with us and we'll let you know when the next Learn to Sail course is open for bookings.  

Register your interest as demand will help build courses. 


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