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Autumn Update 2016



Wellington Ocean Sports

Autumn 2016

Autumn is hitting us, those mornings are getting crisper and days are getting shorter. However we have been very lucky here in Wellington, with the great weather sticking around for the most part. We have had an incredible summer at Wellington Ocean Sports with lots of activity on the water, and over 1000 students participating in our Safe Boating Programme in the last year. We also have lots planned for you at Wellington Ocean Sports this autumn.


Sailing Opportunities

Learn to Sail Refresher
We have had a great response to our Learn to Sail courses over summer, so we are now offering those who have done this course the opportunity to refresh your knowledge and further develop your skills in a 4 hour refresher course on the 21st May. There’s limited places available, so get in quick. Book now!

Casual Sails
Casual Sails are a great way to get involved on the harbour with other Wellington Ocean Sports Grads. We have a Muir entered into the RPNYC Commodores Trophy on 7th May which is a great day to be a part of, on and off the water. Booking available here.

Grad Casual Sailing
The general public can hire the Wellington Ocean Sports boats out at $175 per hour plus gst. We do however offer the boats to those who have completed our learn to sail course at $125 per hour. So get a group together and book some time out on the water. There is always an instructor on board so it’s essentially like an additional session on one of our courses. You can hire the boats anytime they are available for either cruising or any of the RPNYC races.
Further information and booking are available for all the courses we offer on our website.


Coastguard Boating Education
Our evening classes are a great way to up-skill and gain further qualifications in theory based boating education. We have a range of Coastguard courses on offer to suit all types of boaties and ocean sports enthusiasts.

For those wanting to formalise their theory based boating education, Boatmaster is a great way to do this. The Boatmaster course is a 30 hour, theory-only course providing in-depth knowledge of all aspects of boating safety. Whilst this is an excellent stand-alone course, the Boatmaster course is also a pre-requisite for the ‘Coastal Skipper’ course. We have the course running here at Wellington Ocean Sports Monday and Wednesday evenings from 25th April – 1st June, 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Booking available here.

VHF Radio Operator
The VHF Course is a 6 hour, theory only course, providing the necessary knowledge require to obtain the ‘Marine VHF Operator Qualification’, which is the minimum level for anyone to legally operate a fixed or hand-held marine VHF radio. This is a great stand-alone course, but is also a pre requisite for the ‘Coastal Skipper’ and ‘Offshore Skipper’ courses. This course will be on Monday 6th and Wednesday 8th June, 5:30pm – 8:30pm.


Other Opportunities
Harbour Sails are a great way to introduce friends and family to the sport of sailing. They are run weekly and are only $40 per person for an hour and half on the water. We also have team building options which are great for a corporate function.
Further information and booking are available for all the courses we offer on our website.


If you have any queries feel free to call us in the office on 939 6702 or via email at ocean@rpnyc.org.nz .

Hope to see you out on the harbour!!




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