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Boatmaster commences Monday evening

CBES03 It's now only a week until Wellington Ocean Sports first  Boatmaster course of the year commences. Boatmaster is a comprehensive theory only course covering all the esentials you need including - safety, equipment, weather, rules of the road and navigation.

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.

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.


Boatmaster set to proceed in April


CBES03 It's now only a little over a month until Wellington Ocean Sports first  Boatmaster course of the year commences. Boatmaster is a comprehensive theory only course covering all the esentials you need including - safety, equipment, weather, rules of the road and navigation.

Wellington Ocean Sports February Update

New Image croppedWhat a fantastic summer it has been!!!  The perfect weather we experienced in January has led into one of the busiest two months we have ever had at Wellington Ocean Sports. It is also timely that we have started the total renewal of all our sails, wet weather gear and an upgrade of the boats.

100 students from Porirua College undertake Safe Boating Programme

IMG 0348Over the last 3 days 100 students from Porirua College have undertaken the Wellington Ocean Sports Safe Boating Programme. After receiving a 45 minute classroom based safe boating presentation the students then complete a 90 minute water based session in either sailing, kayaking  windsurfing or stand up paddle boarding.


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.

More Articles...

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

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