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
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.
Metservice are predicting really nice sailing breezes for the weekend.
This weekend is the start of our second Learn to Sail program for this season. It is not too late to register interest. The session starts a midday on Saturday.
It is the second weekend of our Holiday Series, all sailors welcome.
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
See you on January 2 for the first days racing of our Holiday Series
Everyone is welcome.
DEC 5 AT 2 PM UTC+13 – DEC 6 AT 5:30 PM UTC+13
A couple of afternoon sessions for Women specifically to build up confidence, develop sailing skills further and be coached one on one.
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.
The nice 10 knot breezes forecast for both Saturday and Sunday should be perfect for the beginning of our first Learn to Sail program this season.
Sunday is the third day of our Champs racing – everyone welcome.
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
As we move into our Sailing season and find ourselves still in lockdown at Level 2, we must
adhere to a few procedures which will enable us all to get sailing again so long as we keep to
distinct groups of ten or less.
Sailing will take place in L2 as follows:
•Learn to sail and have a go days are on hold until Covid alert levels allow.
•Regular club sailing days may continue.
•Please scan the Covid-19 QR code with your app on arrival.
•Also ensure you sign in if you are hitting the water – and when you return. Clipboard on
•Please use the hand sanitisers provided in Club facilities.
•It’s important that we keep the groups of ten separate. Please stay 2m+ clear of anyone
outside your group. If you aren’t in a group, stay 2m+ away from everyone else, both on
and off the water.
•Any visitors to the sailing day, including friends and family, must please keep the required
distance from all participants in club activities.
•Boats must be thoroughly cleaned after use.
•Observe all government social distancing and hygiene recommendations. Stay home if you are
We need to do a great job of managing this so that we can continue sailing as much as possible
Thanks from the team at Waiuku Yacht Club.