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"The Cruising Skipper course is a direct follow-on from the Cruising Crew course and enables participants to gain the YNZ National Sailing Scheme Level 3 Cruising Skills (Skipper) Certificate. Based in the Marlborough Sounds this highly sought after course will fully equip you with all the skills necessary to skipper your own boat or charter experience. The course fee includes two nights accomodation in the Marlborough Sounds onboard the course vessel, as well as all meals.

To be eligible to enroll, participants must have completed a YNZ National Sailing Scheme Level 2 Basic Skills (Cruising Crew) course or equivalent.

The course focuses on:
- Passage planning
- Skipper responsibilities
- Emergency procedures
- Taking control during manoeuvres
- Picking up moorings under sail and power
- Practical navigation"

Average Duration: 3 days in the Marlborough Sounds

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

This course includes a three-day trip to the Marlborough Sounds, and so you'll need to pack accordingly! We'll provide you with more information closer to the time.

Weather Information

This course is weather dependent. We will go if it is safe to do so, but if it too windy, too wet or too cold, then we might have to cancel or reschedule.

Other Information

Current financial RPNYC members and their spouses and dependent children are entitled to a 10% discount.

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

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