The Club

Welcome to Nelson Yacht Club, we are a diverse bunch of members with interests in a wide range of boats and sailing from optimists, P’s and Starlings for junior to progress through to youth sailing in 4.7 and Radial. Adults and expert classes include Lasers and Paper Tigers and the two handed Flying Dutchman and Tornado’s. There is an open fleet for range of mixed classes that we also welcome.

Facilities are located on Rocks road providing easy access to our sailing waters year round; either inside the Haven or outside the boulder bank in Tasman Bay depending on the sailors’ skill level and the conditions on the day.

We have a learn to sail programme for adults and children and a diverse range of sailors across all age groups who are willing to buddy up with new members to help then find their way round and meet other club members and share their skills.

The club also has members who are committed to running the races. On average there are 4 patrol boats on the water each week supporting the sailors. NYC provides training of the boat handling and safety skills required to operate patrol craft.