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Porirua College Students Learn the Ropes

NCEA Dayskipper knotsOver the last 3 weeks 14 students from Porirua College have been undertaking our Coastguard Day Skipper course as part of our ‘Schools Safe Boating Programme’ taught by Wellington Ocean Sports instructor John Schuyt. Day Skipper is a 15 hour theory course applicable to all forms of boating. The course educates the students on all the essential boating knowledge and safety skills. Covering many important topics including parts of the boat, navigation, rules and regulations, emergency procedures and knots. Those who successfully complete the course with obtain Coastguard Day Skipper certification and six, level 2 NCEA credits.


WOS Winter Racing

skills croppedRacing is the best way to improve your sailing skills. Whether or not you are competitive or into sailing around the buoys, there is nothing like actually having to get the boat to a fixed point as a group to develop your skills. Winter is also one of the best times for racing as the Winter Series see’s some of the biggest fleet sizes of the year and as racing is held fortnightly it doesn’t take up all your spare time. Read on!!


Wellington Ocean Sports host SUP instructors course

NZSUP photoWellington Ocean Sports recently hosted the ‘International Surfing Association Flat Water SUP Instructor course’ which three of our instructors completed.The course was an incredibly valuable, thorough course where instructor Bill Dawes took Wellington Ocean Sports instructors Holly Novis, Sam Price and Frankie Kebbell through venue safety analysis, paddle techniques, fault correction, beginner, intermediate and also more advanced lesson styles and skills. 


Coastal Medic course to run in August


New Image CBESA new Coastguard Coastal Medic Course has been announced for the weekend of 29 and 30 August 2015. 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. 


First Day Skipper course of the year commencing Tuesday evening


dayskipWe are now less than a week away from the very popular Coastguard Boating Education course “Day Skipper” commencing at Wellington Ocean Sports. Day Skipper is a 15 hour theory only course that is applicable to all water users. No experience is necessary to attend the course, but it is also ideal for those with boating experience who have never undertaken formal boating education.


VHF course available for booking

VHF{jcomments off}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{jcomments off}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.


More Articles...

  1. Cruising Skipper 43 Great Success
  2. Schools Safe Boating Education Programme Underway
  3. School groups get best of the weather
  4. Wellington Ocean Sports November Update
  5. Weather comes right on second week of holiday programme
  6. Stunning weather for first week of holiday programme
  7. Places available on cruising courses this weekend
  8. First week of holiday programme sold out
  9. At Risk Youth hit the water at Wellington Ocean Sports
  10. Advanced Sea Survival Course 18 Completed
  11. Next learn to sail course commences Tuesday 21 October
  12. Wellington Ocean Sports Spring Update
  13. Holiday Programme Places Available
  14. Friday Night With PJ huge success
  15. Winter Series success for Wellington Ocean Sports crew
  16. Corporate Sailing and Team Building
  17. Wellington Ocean Sports Winter Update
  18. Holiday Programme available for booking
  19. MRX fleet leaving Wellington Ocean Sports
  20. Wellington Ocean Sports Centre feasibility study published
  21. Wellington Ocean Sports reaches 400 mark
  22. Coastguard Boating Education courses available for booking
  23. Great night for Wellington Ocean Sports Grads
  24. Recognition for Wellington Ocean Sports Programme
  25. WOS Winter Update
  26. Winter Racing
  27. Learn to sail course places available
  28. Sir Peter Blake Trust attend Wellington Ocean Sports Centre
  29. Wellington Ocean Sports to host YNZ Keelboat Coach Course
  30. Next Boatmaster course scheduled for June
  31. Want some child free time over the school holidays??
  32. School Water Safety Programme Bookings Being Taken
  33. Day Skipper Course Announced
  34. Windsurfing Lessons All Go!!
  35. Cruising Skipper visited by Dolphins & Orca
  36. Holiday Adventures at Wellington Ocean Sports
  37. Get out on the Harbour this weekend
  38. What's on at Wellington Ocean Sports in 2014?
  39. Holiday Programme Places Still Available
  40. SUP Boot Camp is here

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