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Jump on a board or in a boat and get out on the waters of the Nelson Haven!

Maybe you’re putting your newfound skills into practise after one of our learn to sail or learn to windsurf courses. Or, you’re an experienced sailor or windsurfer visiting Nelson and keen to get out on the sparkling sea. Either way, we’ve got numerous supervised hire sessions and programmes throughout the week:

  • Mondays – Wāhine only! Women on the water, come and join us!
  • Tuesdays – Twilight Series racing.
  • Fridays – Foiling Fridays – supervised hire and support for windsurfers and wingfoilers (non-foilers also welcome)!
  • Saturdays – Club racing – see programme
  • Sundays – Supervised Hire 1-5pm.

Casual hire may also be available at other times, but is subject to availability and is strictly by arrangement only – I.e. don’t just turn up expecting to sail, because the boats might all be in use for coaching, or there might not be anyone here!

Sunday Supervised Hire will be promoted on the NYC Facebook Page with the number of the instructor in charge, so you can book equipment.

You can also drop us an email to

Dinghy hire rates

Boat Members Non-Members 10hr Card
Optimist $12/hr $15/hr $120
Topaz Uno $20/hr $30/hr $240
Topaz Duo $30/hr $40/hr $320
RS Feva $35/hr $45/hr $360
Omega $45/hr $60/hr $480

Windsurf / SUP hire rates

Equipment Type Members Non-Members 10hr Card
Beginner Kit $20/hr $30/hr $240
Intermediate / Advanced Kit (1st hr) $40/hr $50/hr N/A
Intermediate / Advanced Kit (subsequent consecutive hrs) $20/hr $30/hr N/A
SUP (Freedom rental) $10/hr $20/hr $100

NB. All hire must be supervised and is subject to the terms and conditions of hire