Our Mission

To foster the personal development of young people by developing confidence in a marine environment.

Waterwise Okahu Bay


Waterwise Okahu Bay

Location: Auckland Sailing Club, The Landing, Okahu Bay, Tamaki Drive

Schools operating from the centre:

  • Remuera Primary School
  • Kohimarama School
  • Parnell School
  • Meadowbank Primary School
  • Cornwall Park School
  • St Heliers School
  • St Thomas’s School

Chairperson: Nick Butler  Mobile  021888262    nbutler@kohi.school.nz
Training Officer: Jim Walker
Secretary: Mike Hudson

Brief Profile

Waterwise Okahu Bay has been operating for the last 25 years out of the Landing at Okahu Bay, Tamaki Drive. It currently consists of 7 schools from the Eastern Bays and central Auckland area.

Waterwise Okahu Bay has a long standing relationship with the Auckland Sailing Club and uses one of its garage sheds to store its equipment. WOB currently has 2 aluminium rescue boats, 16 optis, 12 single kayaks and 2 double kayaks as well as all the necessary sailing and safety equipment. Schools run their own sailing, kayaking and water activity programmes  generally in Terms 1 and 4.

Each year the group holds an annual regatta involving all the schools. Approximately 500 students go through the Waterwise sailing programme each year.