Annual Manukau Regatta

Come and join us at this year’s

Manukau Regatta

Sunday 28th March 2021, Racing Starts 10:10 am

All are welcome!

Race Courses: These will be in the waters off the Waiuku Yacht Club.
A schedule of 3 races are to be sailed the length of which will be weather dependent and decided on the day.
Races are likely to be back-to-back but at the discretion of the Race Officer and Officer of the Day. Junior and senior sailors may sail on different or the same courses.
We are hoping to have both Optimist Green Fleet Optimist fleet and Optimist Plastic Boat Green Fleet.
Register on the Day, $20 per boat or $30 per family

Junior Learn to Sail April School Holidays

Junior Learn to Sail 4 day course is designed to introduce children aged 9 and over, to sailing and to give kids a taste of the fun and joy of sailing simple yachts, an understanding of water safety, and the opportunity to challenge themselves. Among other things it builds confidence and teaches self reliance and problem solving skills. Plus it is great fun, and a wonderful adventure pushing a boat off and going sailing with your friends. We have a range of yachts available to accommodate kids that have outgrown the Optimist dinghy size (55kg), and so kids can sail in pairs when conditions permit. The safe waters of Sandspit Beach (Waiuku River) is a wonderful place to learn to sail.  

Previous sailing experience is not required, and this block course does not require parent help. Spaces are limited to 10 Sailors.

Where: Waiuku Yacht Club, Sandspit Beach Waiuku

When:  Tuesday 27th– Friday 30thApril, 9.00am – 3.00pm each day

Cost:   $130.00 per person

We will provide buoyancy aids, boats and qualified Yachting NZ coaches. Participants need to bring:  lunch, snacks and drink, warm sailing clothes and/or wetsuit, sunhat, sun block, warm change of clothes. Hot drinks and hot showers will be available in the club rooms.

To register use this link: https://forms.gle/FwSFYq3qx7f21YkG9 

Payment will need to be received prior to course starting to secure your place, payment details will be sent upon registration.

If you have any queries, please contact: Justin 027 7824 510 or Jessica 0274 18 06 19

Harbour Race and Champs

Saturday Feb 13 is our Harbour Race.  A fun race that takes us out of our main sailing area, depending on conditions, as far as Glenbrook Beach and back.  We will also ensure we are back soon enough to catch the first races of the Prada Cup Final

Sunday Feb 14 is the continuation of our Champs and Points racing.  

The forecast for the weekend is for 10 knot SW on Saturday and Sun.  

Come and join us

Come and join us sailing at Waiuku.   We are a friendly, family focused club.
Check out times on our Program or download a printable version.

Because the area we sail in is very tidal, because of the way the tide works we tend to sail Saturday and Sunday every second week.

Saturdays are often more fun and development focused, still with racing for those that are keen.  It’s a good day to come along if you are newish to sailing or looking at getting back into it.  Sundays tend to have more serious racing.

 

Up the Creek, Icebreaker & Champs

Up the Creek, Icebreaker and Champs
Saturday is our annual Up the Creek race.  A really big tide and 10 knot breeze forecast should make it a good day.  This is a fun race for everyone, racing up the “creeks” adjacent to our sailing area.  Race start scheduled for 11am

Sunday is the last Icebreaker Series races coupled with the second day of Champs racing.  Race start scheduled for 11:45am