Three weeks ago Wellington Ocean Sports secured a $20,000 grant from the Mana Community Grants Foundation as part of our wider push for funding to support our School Safe Boating Programme. This funding is specifically for students from the Porirua area and on Friday 26 June delivery commenced with students from He Huarahi Tamariki School.
In the last week, Wellington Ocean Sports hosted a Workplace First Aid which was run by James Allen, from Training Innovations. Three instructors Sam Price, Holly Novis and Graeme Mercer completed the course along with a Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club Volunteer, Malcom Baxter. Joining the course was also a team from TSS Motor Cycles and Diesel Equipment Services Ltd.
Race Day 2 of the fully crewed Moore Wilson's Winter Series promised a little more breeze than race day 1. With a freshening forecast, the RO Ken Burt opted for a club house start which saw the fleet lining up for a short reach to the first mark followed by a great W/L course.
Thinking of doing an offshore next season??? Now is the time of the year to square away an Advanced Sea Survival Course. Wellington Ocean Sports next course will be running over the weekend of Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 August 2015. Advanced Sea Survival is a comprehensive theoretical and practical course required by crew competing in Category 1 offshore races. The course is ISAF and Yachting New Zealand approved and held over one weekend.
A new Coastguard Coastal Medic Course has been announced for the weekend of 29 and 30 August 2015. Coastal Medic is a prerequisite to the more advance Offshore Medic. As well as its marine applications, this course exceeds the Health and Safety requirements of “two day workplace first aid”, so has many commercial usages.
It's now only a little over a month until Wellington Ocean Sports last Boatmaster course of the winter commences. Boatmaster is a comprehensive theory only course covering all the esentials you need including - safety, equipment, weather, rules of the road and navigation.
Did you know that unless it as an emergency, it is a legal requirement to have a Radio Operators Qualification before operating a marine VHF radio? If you need to get the qualification then we have the course for you! Our last VHF course for the winter is running over the evenings of 31 August and 2 September and is now available for booking.
Calling all RPNYC skippers and boat owners!!! Wellington Ocean Sports teach approximately 200 adults to sail each year, the majority of these students go on to join the Club with the hope of crewing on members boats. We currently have a bunch of new grads who are keen to get out on the water and we are looking for places on members boats for the upcoming winter series. RPNYC skippers who are prepared to take on a grad are a vital part of transitioning grads to long term Club membership, so please consider if you could assist.
Over the last 3 weeks 14 students from Porirua College have been undertaking our Coastguard Day Skipper course as part of our ‘Schools Safe Boating Programme’ taught by Wellington Ocean Sports instructor John Schuyt. Day Skipper is a 15 hour theory course applicable to all forms of boating. The course educates the students on all the essential boating knowledge and safety skills. Covering many important topics including parts of the boat, navigation, rules and regulations, emergency procedures and knots. Those who successfully complete the course with obtain Coastguard Day Skipper certification and six, level 2 NCEA credits.
- WOS Winter Racing
- Wellington Ocean Sports host SUP instructors course
- Coastal Medic course to run in August
- Commodore's Trophy and Veterans Race
- First Day Skipper course of the year commencing Tuesday evening
- Winter Programme Registrations Still Open
- Autumn Update
- Leg Three Finish
- Start of Leg Three
- When it's too windy for rum racing
- Leg One Gallery
- Leg Two Gallery
- Leg Three Gallery
- Leg 1 - Wellington to Akaroa, 1903 Friday sked
- And they're off!
- Countdown on for start of Fully Crewed Central Triangle
- CYCA Dominate CentrePort International Youth Match Racing Championships
- Wellington Ocean Sports February Update
- 2015 Sovereign Port Nic Regatta Race Day 3
- 2015 Sovereign Port Nic Regatta Race Day 2
- Sovereign Port Nic Regatta Race Day 1
- CentrePort 2015 Day 3
- 100 students from Porirua College undertake Safe Boating Programme
- Port Nic Regatta Update 2
- 2015 Kapiti-Chetwodes Offshore Race
- CentrePort Youth International Match Racing Champs
- Advanced sea survival course
- Sovereign Announced as Naming Sponsor For 2015 Port Nicholson Regatta
- CentrePort Youth Match Racing Championships Set to be a Trans-Tasman affair
- Cruising Skipper 43 Great Success
- Get your Hams - Youth Scheme Fundraiser
- The Brothers Race - rip, shite and a little bust!
- Schools Safe Boating Education Programme Underway
- RPNYC return from Youth Regattas in Sydney
- RPNYC Youth Team at Harken International Youth Regatta in Sydney
- Port Nic Regatta Update 1
- School groups get best of the weather
- 2014 WineWorks Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Yacht Race
- The Not Quite Island Bay Race
- Match racing Classics style