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.

What courses are in the Waka Compass Adventure Programme?

Learn to Sail (12-17yrs)

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)
-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!

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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