A Vision for Sailing in Nelson

Over the past few years we have been working towards “A Vision for Sailing in Nelson“.

This ambitious project has a number of aims.

  • To encourage more people to try the sport of sailing;
  • To have more people complete learn to sail courses, and gain the Yachting New Zealand Level 1, 2 & 3 certificates;
  • To make the pathway towards becoming a regular sailor much easier for people – adults and children alike.

In order to achieve these aims, we needed to have suitable, purpose-built, durable teaching boats. Through club fundraising activities, private donations and generous grants from the “Lion Foundation” and the “Pub Charity” it was possible for the club to purchase a total of:

  • 6 Topaz Uno
  • 6 Euro-Opti
  • 1 Topaz Omega

The original “A Vision for Sailing in Nelson” plan included the purchase of one more Topaz Omega. However, the one we have is proving to be adequate and the maintenance of the fleet and replacement of the remaining old Optimists is more of a priority.

Please click on the following link to donate to the cause on our givealittle page.

The “Vision for Sailing in Nelson” is kindly supported by a number of high profile individuals and organisations who see the opportunity for Nelson to develop as one of New Zealand’s premier watersports locations. Please take the time to have a read of the document, and we would love to hear your comments and feedback nyc@xtra.co.nz

A Vision for Sailing in Nelson