Waitakere Outrigger Canoe Club is situated inside the Te Atatu Boating Club. Club Members have access to the site from 6:00am through to 8:00pm (when the gate opens & closes).
Coaching is available through our different programmes. We have a Junior Programme which is run by our Junior Committee. There are both senior men and senior women coaches available for squad training too.
From mid September through to mid January, our club gears up for the Sprint Nationals which are held at Lake Karapiro every January. The preparation for this regatta absorbs all of our junior and senior paddlers and coaches, suspending the Novice Programme until the beginning of February.
summer NOVICE NIGHT TRAINING
Novice Training is for adults who have little to no experience. This is a great opportunity for you to have a go. The programme runs from the beginning of daylight savings to the end of daylight savings every summer. (With the exception of December & January)
The first four Novice evenings are free. We will provide you coaching, lifejackets, paddles and a whole lot of fun! We encourage adults that have never paddled before to attend our Novice Night Programmes.
There is the option for those who have had their 4 free paddles, to join the Summer Season Membership. Check out the criteria under the Membership area of the website.
Don't despair if it is no longer daylight savings and you still want to have a go at the sport. We have a Social and Novice squad that train every Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the club. Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you in touch with the coaches. Waka Ama is all year round!
Juniors comprise of children from the ages of 7 years to 19 years (in the year that they turn that age).
Waitakere Outrigger Canoe club caters for all junior age groups. For Junior session training times please contact Agnes Tere (see the Contacts Page).
Our Junior squads train Monday to Thursday and have optional training on weekends. There are two W6 Trainings per week and two OC1 (single paddler canoe) Training per week. Weekends are at the organisation of the Junior Committee and will be communicated directly to parents throughout the week.
We have our J16W teams now training towards the 2018 Sprint Worlds in Tahiti this July.
These training nights are for paddlers that are still gaining experience or have experience but only want to paddle at a social level (ie. they want to be able to paddle but not necessarily want to be a competitive paddler). It may be that the paddler would like to race competitively but needs to build up before they are selected for a competitive squad.
Options are always available for paddlers to race and even though you may be training in this squad, the Coaches are happy to put together teams that want to race under novice or social grade at regattas.
Dan Mana-Daniel and Anita Strickland Coach the Senior Social/Novice crews.
Training Days and Times are Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:00pm.
All W1/V1 waka's are personally owned. Seniors have an option of attending a 7.30am session on Sundays. We are currently looking for a W1/V1 coach for our junior paddlers.