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Autumn Update



There 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.

 Casual Racing

As mentioned above the last Rum Race of the season is scheduled for this Friday. These are very casual races with no previous racing experience necessary. Everything you need is provided and there will be an instructor on the boat. Book now!

 Racing Crew

Our next Racing Crew course commences on Saturday 18 April. I highly recommend Racing Crew to all those who have completed our Learn to Sail course regardless of whether you are into racing or not, as this course will improve your sailing skills more than any other course we run. 
Racing Crew is designed to take you to the level of “competent crew on a racing boat”. It is ideal preparation for those wishing to join the Club and crew regularly on member’s boats and is another step down the path of becoming a racing skipper. While completion of our Learn to Sail course isn’t a prerequisite for attending Racing Crew, participants must be at that level and have a handle on basic keelboat sailing concepts.

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 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. 

 Cruising Crew

For those wanting to get involved in cruising our next Cruising Crew course is commencing on Sunday 12 April. Cruising Crew follows on from the Learn to Sail Keelboats course and provides an opportunity to consolidate and build on your knowledge and skills. It also allows you to develop seamanship skills and covers navigation, weather, rules of the road and includes a night sail. Cruising Crew leads on to the very popular Cruising Skipper course.

Cruising Skipper

Our next and last Cruising Skipper course for the season is being held the weekend of 24 to 26 April. This Marlborough Sounds based course will see you progress to be “competent skipper on a cruising boat”. So take the next step now, and continue the journey to running your own cruising experience. The Marlborough Sounds are a fantastic part of the country to explore and we have an undertaking from Compass Charters, that they will charter to anyone that has completed our Cruising Skipper course.

Corporate Sailing

Wellington Ocean Sports is the perfect location for a corporate team building session. Whether it is Americas Cup style racing around buoys off Oriental Bay, an adventure race around Somes Island or a kayaking or stand up paddleboard session we have it covered. We also have a number of catering options available. Further information and Bookings are available on our website.



For those wanting to move to the next level Boatmaster is for you. 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.

Our next Boatmaster course commences on Monday 27 April and runs over Monday and Wednesaday evenings from 5.30 to 8.30pm

Other Opportunities

Our School Holiday Programme continues to gain in popularity and during the last school holidays sold out. The next programme commences the week of 7 April. Book now to avoid disappointment!!

Harbour Sails are a great way to introduce friends and family to the sport of sailing. They are run weekly on Fridays and Saturdays at 2.00pm. At only $40 per person for an hour and half on the water Harbour Sails are also a fantastic corporate team building or family sail option.
Further information and booking are available for all the courses we offer on our website

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


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