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Waka Compass Confidence

Waka Confidence (8-11yr old)

Waka Confidence is Wakatere's beginner junior sailing programme. Sailed in Optimist dinghies, kids are given the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of sailing while in a safe and social environment. Sailors are paired up initially, but as they progress, they become more independent and confident. This programme is designed to balance learning with fun & games while introducing kids and families to Wakatere and what we are all about.

1. Junior Learn to Sail: An introduction to sailing for beginners run during school holidays or term time. Sailed in Optimists provided by the club, sailors will learn the basics of how the wind works, parts of the boat, and how to set up and control their boat while working as a team. This is a YNZ certified Level 1 course and a step up from NZ school Waterwise.

2. Confidence 1: Confidence 1 builds on skills learned in LTS, and teaches sailors more techniques and knowledge. Held on Thursday or Saturday for the 2020/21 season, sailors and families are introduced to life at the club.

3. Confidence 2: Sailors learn how to get their boats going a bit faster, and are able to go sailing in more conditions. C2 is held on Sunday morning for the 2020/21 season.

4. Confidence Accelerate: These courses cover the same fun and skills as C1/C2, but are held as 5 days holiday courses, similar to LTS.

Learn to Sail Next Spring & Summer

Our Learn to Sail courses will take a break over the winter months.

If you would like to know when our Spring / Summer 2021 courses are open for bookings, please complete our 'register of interest' form and we will be in touch

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Keep up your sailing!

good times - great adventures!!

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