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Places available on cruising courses this weekend

endeavourThis weekend we have two fantastic cruising opportunities available. Our next Cruising Crew course commences on Sunday and there are still 3 places available for booking. This is the course for those of you that can see yourselves sunning it down the Marlborough Sounds in the future and exploring the incredible cruising areas we have in New Zealand. Cruising Crew follows on from our Learn to Sail Keelboats course and provides an opportunity to consolidate and build on your existing knowledge and skills. 

First week of holiday programme sold out

SHPpontoonjump web Wellington Ocean Sports school holiday programme commences next week and although the first week is sold out there are still places available for the week beginning 6 October. The programme is open to all children aged 10 years old and up and will see them experience a variety of ocean sports over a 5 day period including - Sailing, Kayaking, Waka Ama and Stand Up Paddleboard.

At Risk Youth hit the water at Wellington Ocean Sports

10551421 10152377620363869 1294940960756008321 o copyThis week it has been fantastic to have had over 50 students from Naenae and Porirua Colleges out on the water thanks to Ignite Sport. Ignite work with at risk youth in low decile schools in the Wellington Region provide sports based mentoring programmes. This is a fantastic fit with Wellington Ocean Sports ideals and we look forward to working with Ignite more in the future.

 

Winter Match Racing Programme Concludes

IMG 4698The Winter Match Racing Programme concluded last weekend with a two day Regatta. The young sailors who are being introduce to sailing in keelboats and match racing put into practice what they have learnt over the Winter Months.

Advanced Sea Survival Course 18 Completed

assWellington Ocean Sports most recent Advanced Sea Survival Course ran last weekend and was attended by 15 people, our largest group yet. Many were participating as part of preparation for the upcoming Central triangle Offshore race. Others were more interested in cruising to far flung places, for whom the course was equally valuable.

Next learn to sail course commences Tuesday 21 October

 lts bannerWellington Ocean Sports next learn to sail class is commencing the evening of Tuesday 21 October and there is still several places available for booking. Now is still a great time of the year to get involved in sailing with many follow on opportunites coming up during the summer. We would like to encourage all current graduates and RPNYC members to consider inviting friends or family along.

 

Working Bee Thanks

RPNYC Working Bee Team 2014A huge thank you to the fantastic team of members who turned out last Saturday. They cleaned, polished, scrubbed, waterblasted and generally tidied up to ensure the Club is in ship shape condition for our Opening Day on Saturday. 

Wellington Ocean Sports Spring Update

crop Lisa copyWhat a fantastic start to spring!!!  If the weather we have had over the last few weeks is any indication then we are in for a great summer out on the water. This is the time of the year that activity really ramps up at Wellington Ocean Sports. Now that we are operating with only two boats there will be greater demand than we can meet, so you will need to get in quick if you want to be involved.

 

Wine Race 2014

wine race cropped The Savour Wineworks Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Wine Race is coming to town on Thursday 6 November. Meet the winemakers behind the wine, hear their stories, and find out what makes Malborough Sauvignon Blanc world famous. Notice of race available here. Entry form available here.

 

Opening of our 132nd Season and 2014 Ambassadors’ Race

BurgeeV1-1Saturday 20 September 2014

Programme for Opening Day

1100 Pre-opening Reception in the Wardroom
1140 Opening Day Speech. Her Worship Celia Wade-Brown

Click here for full programme

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