Porirua College Students Learn the Ropes

NCEA Dayskipper knotsOver 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

skills croppedRacing is the best way to improve your sailing skills. Whether or not you are competitive or into sailing around the buoys, there is nothing like actually having to get the boat to a fixed point as a group to develop your skills. Winter is also one of the best times for racing as the Winter Series see’s some of the biggest fleet sizes of the year and as racing is held fortnightly it doesn’t take up all your spare time. Read on!!


Wellington Ocean Sports host SUP instructors course

NZSUP photoWellington Ocean Sports recently hosted the ‘International Surfing Association Flat Water SUP Instructor course’ which three of our instructors completed.The course was an incredibly valuable, thorough course where instructor Bill Dawes took Wellington Ocean Sports instructors Holly Novis, Sam Price and Frankie Kebbell through venue safety analysis, paddle techniques, fault correction, beginner, intermediate and also more advanced lesson styles and skills. 


Coastal Medic course to run in August


New Image CBESA 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. 


Commodore's Trophy and Veterans Race

FrederickWinner of the 2014 -15 Veterans Race and Commodore's Trophy Frederick. This was the last race of the 2014 - 15 season. 


First Day Skipper course of the year commencing Tuesday evening


dayskipWe are now less than a week away from the very popular Coastguard Boating Education course “Day Skipper” commencing at Wellington Ocean Sports. Day Skipper is a 15 hour theory only course that is applicable to all water users. No experience is necessary to attend the course, but it is also ideal for those with boating experience who have never undertaken formal boating education.


Winter Programme Registrations Still Open

IMG 4720Registrations for the 2015 WYST Winter Programme are still open!

VHF course available for booking

VHF 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 first VHF course for the year is running over the evenings of 8 and 10 June and is now available for booking.

Notice of AGM

agmThe Board hereby gives notice that the Annual General Meeting of the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club will be held in the Clubhouse at 7.30pm on Wednesday 24 June 2015. Nominations for office are now called for using the following form

Autumn Update

 skills croppedThere has been some fantastic action out on the water over the last few weeks and there is plenty more to come. It was great to see two WOS boats in last Fridays Rum Race, there is only one more of these races scheduled for the season and it would be great to see that repeated this Friday.


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  1. Leg 3 - Napier to Wellington, 0703 Monday Sched
  2. Leg 3 - Napier to Wellington, 1903 Sunday Sched
  3. Leg Three Finish
  4. Leg 3 - Napier to Wellington, 0703 Sunday Sched
  5. Leg 3 - Napier to Wellington, 1933 Saturday Sched
  6. Start of Leg Three
  7. Leg 2 - Akaroa to Napier, 1933 Thursday
  8. Boatmaster set to proceed in April
  9. Leg 2 - Akaroa to Napier, 0733 Thursday
  10. Leg 2 - Akaroa to Napier, 1933 Wednesday sched
  11. Leg 2 - Akaroa to Napier, 0733 Wednesday sched
  12. Leg 2 - Akaroa to Napier, 1933 Tuesday sched
  13. Leg 2 - Akaroa to Napier, 0733 Tuesday sched
  14. Leg 2 - Akaroa to Napier, 1933 Monday sched
  15. Leg 1 - Wellington to Akaroa, 0703 Sunday sked
  16. Leg 1 - Wellington to Akaroa, 0703 Saturday sked
  17. When it's too windy for rum racing
  18. Leg One Gallery
  19. Leg Two Gallery
  20. Leg Three Gallery
  21. Leg 1 - Wellington to Akaroa, 1903 Friday sked
  22. And they're off!
  23. Countdown on for start of Fully Crewed Central Triangle
  24. CYCA Dominate CentrePort International Youth Match Racing Championships
  25. Wellington Ocean Sports February Update
  26. 2015 Sovereign Port Nic Regatta Race Day 3
  27. 2015 Sovereign Port Nic Regatta Race Day 2
  28. Sovereign Port Nic Regatta Race Day 1
  29. CentrePort 2015 Day 3
  30. 100 students from Porirua College undertake Safe Boating Programme
  31. Port Nic Regatta Update 2
  32. 2015 Kapiti-Chetwodes Offshore Race
  33. CentrePort Youth International Match Racing Champs
  34. Advanced sea survival course
  35. Sovereign Announced as Naming Sponsor For 2015 Port Nicholson Regatta
  36. CentrePort Youth Match Racing Championships Set to be a Trans-Tasman affair
  37. Cruising Skipper 43 Great Success
  38. Get your Hams - Youth Scheme Fundraiser
  39. The Brothers Race - rip, shite and a little bust!
  40. Schools Safe Boating Education Programme Underway

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