Waka Adventure

Waka Adventure

Wakatere's adventure program is designed for the youth age group 12-17yrs with the aims of having fun, making friends, and learning a variety of skills. Sailors are given the opportunity to learn to sail and explore different types of sailing. 

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 course 

October School Holidays

The next Waka Adventure Learn to Sail course will be run in the October school holidays. The course will run over 5 consecutive afternoons for the 12-17 yr age group. 

  • DATE: Mon 2nd Oct-Fri 6th Oct 2023

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

  • COST: $400 (incl LTS Invitational Membership)

  • Club RS Feva provided

  • Qualified instructor, YNZ Level 1 course 

  • Spaces available

Refer to the Youth LTS Notes below for FAQ

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. 

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.

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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