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Waipuna Water Club of Mt Wellington Inc

Supporting Auckland Wakeboarding

Simon from Hectic sports doing the draw for a Hyperlite wakeboard donated to Wake NZ to help raise funds for the NZ World wakeboard team to Compete in Doha October this year.

It was won by Steve Churchman of Auckland, who was very excited about winning this Hyperlite board and we understand has been out riding already.

Thank you for your enquiry about membership of our club.

This note is to explain how our club operates and what a prospective member could expect upon joining.

The Waipuna Water Ski Club of Mt Wellington (Inc) was formerly the New Zealand Water Ski Club (Inc) and one of the oldest established water ski clubs in New Zealand, being formed in 1954.

Our clubhouse is situated in the Peterson Road Reserve and our club is responsible for the complete control of water skiing within the allocated area of the Panmure Basin. All boats using the area must display at all times a licence number issued by the club on behalf of the Auckland City Council and comply with special regulations governing water skiing on the basin.

The basin is tidal and we can usually only ski two hours either side of high tide. Hours for skiing are 7am to 7pm Monday to Saturday, extended to 8pm during daylight savings and 9am to 7pm on Sundays. Due to the size of the allotted ski area, a maximum of four boats is allowed to operate at any one time.

The club does not own a boat and therefore relies on the co-operation of boat owner members to provide rostered duty boats on timetabled days during the season when the tide is suitable. This enables members to ski who are not boat owners or associated directly with a boat.

If you have not already visited the basin, you are cordially invited to our next committee meeting. If you have any questions about our club or the way we operate, please feel free to contact any members of the Executive Committee. New members are welcome, and we will do our best to answer your questions.

Ours is a friendly club. Many of the members are family groups, ranging from sub-juniors to over 50’s. The club is strong in competition skiing but equally caters for social skiers. Members are always happy to assist beginners. So if you are wanting to learn to ski, or are competent but want to polish your skills, it is likely we can help.

Enclosed is an application form for membership, which on receipt will be considered at our monthly executive committee meeting. We like to meet prospective members if they are not already known to a member of the executive committee.

Yours Faithfully

Secretary

Click here to download a membership application form

For more information please contact:

Glenn Ellis
Email: aucklandwake@wake.co.nz
Phone: 0274366048

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