Sean Dickey

It is with great sadness that we bid farewell to our friend and fellow club member Sean Dickey.
Sean come up through the the Wanka Yacht Club learn to sail and youth sailing program. He loved to sail and gave so much back to his club and sport. Sean will be dearly missed as friend, coach and sailing companion. We offer Sean’s family our most sincere condolences.
Sean Dickey’s funeral will be held in the Wanaka Town hall on Friday April 29th at 2pm – all are welcome. We will also have a live link to the funeral on at the yacht club. After the funeral they will be bringing Sean past the club on the way to the cemetery and would love to see the teams racing kids and anyone else out sailing on the water. Callum, our sailing coach is going to be down there to organise this and sort anyone out with a boat who would like to take part. I am sure there will be a Team’s Race or two as well!
Post sailing we will be having a BBQ at the club and I am sure lots of great stories about Sean 🙂


Wanaka Yacht Club is situated on the shores of Lake Wanaka in the heart of the Southern Lakes region of New Zealand. The club conducts a twilight race series throughout the Summer season commencing at 6.00pm every Thursday. The clubrooms offer a spectacular vista and a great place for a drink and a light meal after racing.
Sailing on Lake Wanaka can be quite exciting particularly when the prevailing North Westerly is blowing. But even on a quiet night the scenery is breathtaking and the mountain backdrop as spectacular as any in the world.



These are exciting times for the Wanaka Yacht Club.

We have developed a very active calendar of events and activities, both racing and social, that is aimed at delivering great value and enjoyment to our members.  We are planning significant upgrades to the clubs facilities where we are moving to make it a more family-friendly environment that not only welcomes sailors and water sports enthusiasts but the Wanaka community as a whole.
Our junior programme is going from strength to strength, we encourage you to bring your kids along to learn from our dedicated team of coaches and volunteers in a welcoming family environment.

We look forward to seeing you at the club or on the water over the coming season

Graham Berry, Commodore