Our Backbone - who & what we are
Our backbone is made up of the essential elements that define what we want to be as a club - it includes our purpose, values, reputation, vision and goals. Our purpose is the reason why the club exists - the difference we want to make in the world. Our purpose is To provide a community where people can share the joy of sailing and become world class. Our values are the core beliefs that govern how the club goes about its work - with members, with the community, with partners and with stakeholders. Our values are Family friendly - Fostering excellence - Having fun - Helping out. Our reputation is what the club wants to be known for in the hearts and minds of the community, partners and stakeholders. The reputation that we aspire to is that WBBC is known as a great club, it's really well run, it's welcoming and friendly and consistently producing top-notch people.
The club's calendar includes start sailing courses, coaching programmes, racing for senior and juniors, major events and a range of social events. Reminders about what is coming up are sent out through our weekly enews and published on our Facebook page. View our season calendar here
Juniors race on Saturday mornings while seniors race on Saturday afternoons. The season generally runs from the beginning of September through to the end of April. A volunteer race officer roster is used to organise both junior and senior racing. View our race officer roster here
'Start Sailing' courses
We have start sailing courses for both children and adults. Everything is provided to make your transition into a life of sailing easy and straight forward. Find out more and register online here
We have coaching programmes for our junior and youth sailors. Tuesday night is the main coaching night with Thursday night used for follow up training. There are two semesters of coaching .... the first is before Christmas and the second after Christmas. Sailors can register for our coaching programmes here
The club operates with one General Committee and two permanent sub-committees: the Sailing Committee and the House Committee. The general committee meets once per month and full minutes are recorded. Other committees meet as necessary and are generally less formal. Members of the three permanent committees are elected annually at the club’s AGM, along with the office holder positions. Check out the key contacts for the club here
Food and Bar Service
Food and bar service operates for Saturday sailing and is run on a volunteer basis. It takes only a short time to get familiar with serving behind the bar or preparing food. Prices are displayed in the kitchen. Instructions are listed below and also in a clearfile kept in the kitchen. Lunches and snacks are made available for sale from around 1130hrs onwards. To comply with liquor licensing rules, food (not just snacks) must be available at all times when alcohol is sold. Pies, hot dogs and ingredients for toasted sandwiches are kept in the fridge, freezer and pantry for this purpose. EFTPos is available at the club. A duplicate receipt prints with each transaction and one copy is to remain in the till. Please seek help if you are unsure how to use this facility. View our lunch, afternoon tea and bar rosters here
Hiring the clubrooms
Our clubhouse has just been rebuilt. We are completing our planning and finalising our policies for hiring the facilities for community and business events. Watch this space!
The Boat & Beach Wise Project
We are working on a project to establish a service called Boat & Beach Wise. Boat & Beach Wise is designed to help keep kiwi kids sea safe and active. It consists of three programmes ... start sailing programme, schools programme, and youth programme. Find out more abut this project here