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Waka Compass Confidence

Waka Confidence (8-11yr olds)

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.

Junior Learn to Sail: A 5 day introduction to sailing for beginners run during school holidays. 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.

Confidence 1: Confidence 1 builds on skills learned in LTS, and teaches sailors more techniques and knowledge. Held on Sunday mornings throughout the season, sailors and families are introduced to life at the club.

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 afternoons throughout the season.

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

Upcoming courses


Junior LTS

Applications for the next school holiday courses in Sept/Oct 2020 are now open -

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 and having fun. Courses will run over 5 consecutive days during school holidays. Morning or afternoon options.

Junior LTS Course 1 Spring 2020
28th Sept - 2nd Oct (9am-12pm)
Cost: $400 non members, $300 members
To book: Members & non members must complete the LTS Application (see notes below)

Junior LTS Course 2 Spring 2020
5th Oct - 9th Oct (9am-12pm)
or
5th Oct - 9th Oct (1pm-4pm)
Cost: $400 non members, $300 members
To book: Members & non members must complete the LTS Application (see notes below)


Confidence


Confidence 1 Spring 2020
11th Oct - 13th Dec (9am-12pm)
Cost: $150 or $200 to use a club Opti
To book: Members must login and go to BOOKINGS

Confidence 2 Spring 2020
11th Oct - 13th Dec (1pm - 4pm)
Cost: $200
To book: Members must login and go to BOOKINGS


How to Book LTS Courses

Members and non members should use the Learn to Sail Application - CLICK HERE

Non members: Due to club requirements, a temporary invitational membership is included in the LTS package and will last for the duration of the course, as well as part of the season should a sailor continue to the next level. You can upgrade to a full membership after spending some time at the club, with $100 of the LTS payment reallocated if upgrading in the same season.

Parent help: Whilst we have all the instructors and student help we need on the water, we would appreciate parent help each day to bring the equipment up from the beach, hosing down and putting away.

If you have any questions about this course, email our Learn to Sail Coaching Coordinator.

What to Bring

Buoyancy Vest (PDF) or club/lost property ones available
Wet-suit (short/long sleeve)
Polyprop clothing (thermals)
Togs / swimmers
Towel
Hat
Sunscreen
Lunch/snacks
Water bottle

Maybe Next Time...

If you are not quite ready to join a Learn to Sail course, ie the dates don't suit or maybe you're not quite old enough, we will get in touch when the next course is happening if you add your name to our online 'register of interest' form - CLICK HERE

good times - great adventures!!






Last updated 23:01 on 24 September 2020

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