26 October 2005
Get Sailing This Summer In Wellington
WARNING – the Sailing Bug is infectious this summer!
With summer fast approaching, what better time to experience Wellington’s specialty – the wind!
The Sailing Academy at the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club is a non-profit organisation which has been serving the
community of Wellington for 12 years, teaching people to sail in the unique environment of Wellington Harbour. To see
the view from the water while experiencing the thrill of Wellington’s wind gives a whole new perspective to the city.
The opportunity is here in the country’s capital city to start a new sport, if not a new lifestyle altogether, by
‘getting into’ sailing. The Sailing Academy offers a range of practical on-the-water courses to take you from little or
no sailing experience to a level where you are competent and confident to crew for others. It forms an excellent
foundation from which to launch yourself into racing at the weekends in Wellington Harbour or set your sights on
becoming your own skipper on a charter boat in the Sounds, if not more distant shores.
Sailing also offers a unique environment for team building. Many organisations put their employees to the challenge of a
day of racing the Academy’s two identical training yachts. Communication and teamwork are vital elements, not just in
the work environment, but on the water too.
Academy courses get outstanding reviews from our graduates, proof that the sailing bug is alive and well and very
infectious! From the horse’s mouth…
- I learnt heaps about sailing and found the course exactly what I needed as a beginner and am looking
forward to doing more sailing and more courses. In all it was exhilarating, challenging and bloody fantastic!
- Just perfect!
- Have been involved in a lot of outdoor education. Easily one of the best ‘team’ exercises I have seen.
- This was a superb course taught by an outstanding teacher. One of the best experiences I’ve ever had!