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School holiday programme - Spaces for next week.

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Kids galore are enjoying our School Holiday programme at the Ocean Sports Centre. The weather has been good enough, considering it is Spring for them to enjoy Kayaking, Sailing and Paddle boarding with most forecasts being variable 5. The rain has held off giving us some nice afternoons finished off with hot Milo and muffins. And they love it.

Racing and Cruising Crew Places Available

 Sounds image copy copy copy copy copyWe are running another Racing Crew course and it is scheduled to commence on Saturday 1st October and run for four consecutive weekends as does our Cruising Crew course starting on the 9th October. There are still several places avalable for booking. It's not too late to enrol!

OCTOBER Coastguard Coastal Medic Course


Coastal Medic 3We are running our Coastguard Coastal Medic course on the weekend of the 29th and 30th October and I would like to encourage everyone to consider enrolling. This is a valuable skill that you never know when you might need, when racing or cruising. There are five booked and we would like five more participants so lets make it happen. 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. 

Youth Scheme holiday programme.


20160720 104511 resized copy copyEnjoying wellington weather in July are the Youth Scheme sailors here from our regional centres. We have students, 16 in total from New Plymouth, Napier, Gisborne and Otago, ranging in age from 14 to 16.The idea behind these four day courses is to give these young sailors a taste of the youth programme for when they may find themselves moving to Wellington, Auckland or Christchurch for university. So that they can continue with their sport.

Wellington Ocean Sports Manager on the move

11193326 1131125536915477 214235943664143622 nWellington Ocean Sports are sad to announce that Manager Matt Wood will be moving on. Matt has worked for the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club for 11 years, first as a casual sailing instructor in 2005 before taking on the role of “Sailing Academy Manager”, then in 2011 he successfully applied for the position of “Wellington Ocean Sports Project Manager” and lastly as “Wellington Ocean Sports Manager”.


WOS July update

13406900 1364407883572954 3682897335842928081 nJuly is upon us and we are having one of the busiest winters on record at Wellington Ocean Sports. Learn to sail 435 recently completed their course and course 436 commenced last Saturday. On top of that Racing Crew 48 is nearing the end of their course, having competed in two RPNYC Winter Series races along with a second WOS boat. Pictured above are the students who recently completed our learn to sail refresher session.


Cruising Crew available for booking

raceWellington Ocean Sports next Cruising Crew course commences on 16 July and there are still several places available for booking. Cruising Crew follows on from the Learn to Sail Keelboats course and provides an opportunity to build on your knowledge and skills. It will also allow you to develop your seamanship skills, and introduces the wonderful world of cruising in a yacht.

Wellington Ocean Sports named as community award finalist

Comm awards croppedWellington Ocean Sports has been named as a finalist in the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards 2016 for the delivery of its safe boating programme to school children and adults.


Schools Safe Boating Programme Continues

13339506 10153786038523869 1232583231423626773 n copyThe Wellington Ocean Sports Schools Safe Boating Programme is charging along despite the cooler temperatures!! Last week in conjunction with Ignite Sports Trust we took a group of sports ambassadors from Wainuiomata High School through the 2 hour safe boating session.


Boatmaster available for booking

boatmaster Wellington Ocean Sports next Boatmaster course commences on Monday 4 July and runs over Monday and Wednesday evenings. Boatmaster is a comprehensive theory only course covering all the esentials you need including - safety, equipment, weather, rules of the road and navigation. 

More Articles...

  1. Wellington Ocean Sports June Update
  2. Coastal Medic course running this August
  3. Winter Racing Crew course available for booking
  4. Coastguard Boating Education courses receive commercial recognition
  5. Schools Safe boating programme delivery continues
  6. WOS May Update
  7. Further improvements at Wellington Ocean Sports
  8. Perfect conditions for school holiday programme
  9. Autumn Update 2016
  10. Flare Evening Announced
  11. Advanced Sea Survival course available for booking
  12. First phase of the Porirua Schools Safe Boating Programme delivery complete
  13. Holiday Programme bookings being taken
  14. Open Day huge success
  15. Christmas Update
  16. Gift Certificates available now
  17. Wellington Ocean Sports Centre restoration proceeding well
  18. Corporate sailing and end of year functions
  19. Safe Boating Week underway with a splash
  20. WOS October Update
  21. NZ Water Safety Sector Strategy launch huge success
  22. Tawa College NCEA course underway
  23. Wellington Ocean Sports Spring promotion underway
  24. School Holiday Programme - Get in quick!
  25. WOS Spring Update
  26. Advanced Sea Survival course huge success
  27. New roof for Wellington Ocean Sports
  28. Wellington Ocean Sports School Holiday Programme Bookings Being Taken
  29. Wellington Community Trust delivery underway
  30. WOS Winter Update 2015
  31. Schools Programme funding received
  32. Wellington Ocean Sports Staff complete Workplace First Aid
  33. Crew Available!!
  34. Porirua College Students Learn the Ropes
  35. WOS Winter Racing
  36. Wellington Ocean Sports host SUP instructors course
  37. First Day Skipper course of the year commencing Tuesday evening
  38. Autumn Update
  39. Wellington Ocean Sports February Update
  40. 100 students from Porirua College undertake Safe Boating Programme

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