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Nelson Yacht Club is centrally located at 322 Wakefield Quay, Nelson.

Boat Rigging and Parking

There is a tarmac rigging area.

Car parking on site is limited, especially during regatta events, however free public street parking is ample within a 5-10minute walk.

There is bicycle parking on site.

Drop your gear at the club and then move free of the rigging area to find a park.

For regattas, instructions will be provided for boat drop off and trailer storage here: Visitor Information

Bus Stop

There is a Nelson eBus Route 2 Inbound Stop right outside the Club and an Outbound Stop across the road at Poynters Crescent.

Sailing waters

The Club slipway provides direct access to sailing both within the sheltered waters of the Nelson Haven and out through The Cut to the open and uncrowded Te Tai o Aorere Tasman Bay.

We safely share our sailing waters with Port Nelson shipping, large fishing vessels and other recreational users.

Navigation Safety – Harbour Transit Lane and Exclusion Zone

  • All yachts must keep clear of the Moving Prohibited Zone and Total Exclusion Zone during shipping movements as indicated in Clause 2.3 of the Nelson City Council Navigation Safety Bylaw 218 2019.
  • A Harbour Transit Lane has been established allowing vessels to legally exceed 5 knots when transiting the port provided they stay on the red beacon side of the channel and do not approach within 50 metres of any other vessel within the transit lane or port (clause 2.4).

Shipping Movements

Harbour Conditions – Live weather reporting

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