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Cruising Skipper 43 Great Success

cskipFriday morning Dec 5th saw Cruising Skipper 43 meet at the Interislander terminal at 7.30 am or shortly thereafter with boxes of food, some bags of gear and wet weather gear that surely wouldn’t be needed for 3 sunny days in the Marlborough Sounds. On arrival at Picton, Compass Charters picked us up after collecting our bags and then a quick trip around to Waikawa for the formal paperwork for the Charter.

Schools Safe Boating Education Programme Underway

20141127 111252 2 croppedOver the next two weeks at least 300 school children will be undertaking the Wellington Ocean Sports safe boating programme. Recreational boating is the number one cause of drowning in New Zealand and Wellington Ocean Sports are leading the charge to address this. Although swimming is quite rightly a high priority when considering the drowning statistics, most children will make it through the education system without receiving any safe boating education.

School groups get best of the weather

20141118 110547This week we have had over 60 school children out on the water from St Marks Church School and Kelburn Normal Primary School. Both groups undertook a variety of ocean sports, with St Marks here on Monday and Kelburn on Tuesday. 39 Students from St Marks undertook 3 introductory ocean sports sessions each on Monday, although the conditions were a little overcast all sessions were able to proceed with the students making the most of their time. 

Wellington Ocean Sports November Update

 DSC03157Things are really ramping up at Wellington Ocean Sports as we edge closer to summer. Wellington had more sunshine hours than any other city in New Zealand last month and on the water was the place to be!!! Bookings are up across all the courses we offer and places are filling faster than ever due to fewer boats being available. This has meant some groups aren’t able to sail when they want to, but we are working hard at our scheduling to ensure as many people as possible are able to get out on the water and experience all the harbour has to offer.

Weather comes right on second week of holiday programme

hol The weather has finally come right on the second week of the Wellington Ocean Sports school holiday programme. Today the children are off to Sommes Island on a sailing adventure. The children have been able to participate in a kayaking, sailing, stand up paddleboard and some classroom activities thanks to some marginal weather earlier in the week. 


Book your end of year function at Wellington Ocean Sports

16 End of year functions don’t come much better than racing on Wellington Harbour. Wellington Ocean Sports specialise in corporate team building sessions, we have two identical boats and can arrange a match racing event right off the shores of Oriental Bay. As well as the sailing we have a number of catering options available. Organise your work group to come sailing on Wellington Harbour today!!

Stunning weather for first week of holiday programme

wsurf The first week of the Wellington Ocean Sports school holiday programme has been greeted by fantastic weather. The children have been able to participate in a kayaking, sailing, stand up paddleboard and windsurfing in summer like conditions. There are still a few  places available for the second week of the programme beginning 6 October. 

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.


More Articles...

  1. Advanced Sea Survival Course 18 Completed
  2. Next learn to sail course commences Tuesday 21 October
  3. Wellington Ocean Sports Spring Update
  4. Holiday Programme Places Available
  5. Friday Night With PJ huge success
  6. Winter Series success for Wellington Ocean Sports crew
  7. Corporate Sailing and Team Building
  8. Wellington Ocean Sports Winter Update
  9. Holiday Programme available for booking
  10. MRX fleet leaving Wellington Ocean Sports
  11. Wellington Ocean Sports Centre feasibility study published
  12. Wellington Ocean Sports reaches 400 mark
  13. Coastguard Boating Education courses available for booking
  14. Great night for Wellington Ocean Sports Grads
  15. Recognition for Wellington Ocean Sports Programme
  16. WOS Winter Update
  17. Winter Racing
  18. Learn to sail course places available
  19. Sir Peter Blake Trust attend Wellington Ocean Sports Centre
  20. Wellington Ocean Sports to host YNZ Keelboat Coach Course
  21. Next Boatmaster course scheduled for June
  22. Want some child free time over the school holidays??
  23. School Water Safety Programme Bookings Being Taken
  24. Day Skipper Course Announced
  25. Windsurfing Lessons All Go!!
  26. Cruising Skipper visited by Dolphins & Orca
  27. Holiday Adventures at Wellington Ocean Sports
  28. Get out on the Harbour this weekend
  29. What's on at Wellington Ocean Sports in 2014?
  30. Holiday Programme Places Still Available
  31. SUP Boot Camp is here
  32. Wellington Slalom Plus Windsurfing 2013
  33. Wellington Ocean Sports to host Waka Ama safety road show
  34. Wellington Ocean Sports secures drowning prevention funding
  35. Glorious day for 2013 Business Yacht Race
  36. Make the most of this magnificent weather
  37. D'Urville Island Trip a success
  38. Inaugural Grads Prize Awarded
  39. Holiday adventures continue!!
  40. Grads Prize For Spring Series Announced

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