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The Cruising Crew course follows on from the Learn to sail Keelboats course and provides an opportunity to revise and consolidate your knowledge and skills. It will allow you to develop a better understanding of seamanship, and introduces the wonderful world of cruising in a yacht.

The course forms part of the Yachting NZ National Sailing Scheme and on completion participants will be awarded a YNZ National Sailing Scheme Level 2 Basic Skills (Cruising Crew) Certificate.

New skills taught include:
- coming alongside
- anchoring
- picking up moorings
- making fast/towing a dinghy
- basic chart work
- sail handling
- preparing a boat for sea
- safety at sea
- engine maintenance
- night sailing

Upcoming courses:

Course 148: Saturday 3, 10, 24 September from 9am to 4.30pm, and 17 September from 3pm to 11pm (for a night sail)

Average Duration: .

About Wellington Ocean Sports Centre

We are based at the historic Clyde Quay Boat Harbour, right next to the Freyberg Pool.

115 Oriental Parade,
Oriental Bay
Wellington, Wellington 6011

Dress Code

Dress warmly, even in summer. A wool or polypropylene base layer is a good idea, with at least one more warm layer on top. We provide you with a good quality set of breathable waterproof gear (pants and jacket) along with a lifejacket. A hat and sunglasses are also a good idea. Make sure that you have a strap or similar so that you don't lose these overboard!

Weather Information

We are subject to the joys and challenges of Wellington’s wind and weather. Course components are flexible and instructors will use their best judgement to adjust the course components to suit the weather. If the weather is unsuitable for sailing, often we can get ahead on some of the classroom based sessions. On rare occasions where we have sustained bad weather we may have to reschedule a session.

Other Information

You must be 16 years or older to participate by yourself. We can accommodate younger people with an adult. Please call us on 04 939 6702 for more information.

Please note that this experience requires a minimum of 1 seats to run (seats do not always equate to tickets).

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