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Weiti Boating Club (INC.)

Site last updated 28th January 2014

Race to Great Barrier on 6th February. Get your entries in now.
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Situated at the end of Fairhaven Walk, the Weiti Boating Club is nestled on the banks of the Weiti (Wade) River on the beautiful Whangaparaoa Peninsula.  The club was started by a handful of volunteers in 1968 with only a caravan and a shed for club facilities.  Today the clubhouse sits on  the rivers edge with the tidal waters gliding quietly under the wrap-around deck.  Members can enjoy the panoramic views from there all year round.

Lawn & Flagpole

 

The members yachts & launches are just a short row from the all tide jetty.  Once on your boat, it's just a few minutes until you are out in what is undoubtedly one of the worlds best nautical playgrounds - the Hauraki Gulf.

The clubrooms are used for after-race prizegivings,  barbeques, social functions etc.  There is a bar with a club license too.  The club rooms can be made available to club members for private functions.

WBC Clubroom

Jakes Yot

 

Club Facilities:

  • Boat Haul Out & ReturnShed
  • Maintenance Yard
  • Maintenance Shed
  • Work Berths
  • Toilets & Showers
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Pile Moorings
  • Dinghy LockersYard

Racing:

Weiti Boating Club runs a comprehensive race program to suit all designs and tastes.  Below is a brief description of the racing we provide.  If you want more details on each series, please click on the Notices Of Race link at the left of this page.  You will also see our sponsors logos on the Links, Notices Of Race and Results pages.  If you click on any of the logos, it will take you to their website.  Please take some time to visit our sponsors websites as it is only with their generous support that we can provide you with great racing programs and prizes.

The Placemakers Winter Series provides exciting racing and always attracts the biggest fleet of yachts.  The conditions can be varied and tests our sailors skills.  The Olympic Course means that picking the shifts and good boat handling are vitally important.  A prizegiving and bbq is held after the race.  Skippers, crew and family are invited to come along and socialise with the other crews.

The Warpaint Twilight Series is a great way to spend a few hours on those lovely long summer nights.  They are an Olympic Course similar in length to our Winter Series races.  A prizegiving and bbq is held after the race.  Skippers, crew and family are invited to come along and socialise with the other crews.

The Short Handed Series is increasing in popularity each year.  The series is comprised of one 2-handed race, two single-handed races, one his & hers race, & three 2-handed over-length Olympic Courses.  We encourage all comers to participate in this series.  There is great camaraderie between the racers, and the results can provide a few surprises too!

The Burnsco Marine & Leisure Great Barrier Race Weekend was a new addition to our race calendar in 2006.  You will race to Fitzroy Harbour on Waitangi Day or a day close to it.  A dinner get-together completes the fun.  Take a few days off work and enjoy the beautiful scenery that Great Barrier Island is renowned for.

The Curves Gym Ladies Race celebrates the women of the club.  The rules are simple.  A female must be on the helm, at least half the crew must be female.  This race gets a good turnout.

Keen to sail, but have no boat?  Email me, and we will match you up with a yacht needing crew.  Experienced or brand new to yachting, we welcome you all.

Cruising:

The Repco Summer Cruising Series is without a doubt one of our most popular events over the summer months.  Departing on a Friday evening or Saturday morning, you will have an enjoyable "no extras" race to one of many destinations in the Hauraki Gulf.  Once you're there, you can do what you like!  You will be in great company.

The Commodores Weekend to Mahurangi Harbour is a "must do" event too!  There's lots of fun for children and adults alike.  So please join us, we'd love to see you...

Not a "yachtie"?  Not a problem!  Around half of Weiti Boating Clubs members are launch owners.  We welcome everyone with any nautical interest.  That's why we're a "boating club".  Everyone is welcome.