Book Now - Day skipper

Day Skipper is a popular course and is the best course for those new to boating. It is an introductory course for all members of the family or crew, and applies to a wide range of vessels - including yachts, launches, powerboats, jet skis, sea kayaks, and waka.

The course covers boat handling, safety equipment, navigation, tides, weather, rules and regulations, emergencies, and knots – it is a broad course outlining the whole boating experience.

NZQA unit standard 26542 is available.

Upcoming courses:

No courses are scheduled at the moment. Please contact us (ocean@rpnyc.org.nz or 04 939 6702) to express interest."

Average Duration: One day theory



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 is a classroom based theory course, with no dress code requirements.

Weather Information

This is a theory course and is not weather dependent.

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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