2017/18 Sailing Season

Stow disabilities and sail ‘free’ this season.

Our next sailing season commences on Sunday 15 October 2017 and we will sail until April 2018 from the Nelson Yacht Club.

  • 15 October
  • 22 October - No Sailing - Labour Weekend
  • 29 October
  • 5 November
  • 19 November
  • 3 December
  • 17 December
  • 7 January - No Sailing - Holiday
  • 21 January
  • 4 February
  • 18 February
  • 4 March
  • 18 March Haulashore Island Ocean Swim No Sailing
  • 25 March
  • 1 April Easter No Sailing
  • 8 April
  • 21 April

Proficient sailors wishing to sail competitively in NYC Open fleet must join Nelson Yacht Club, click here for the details.


Each sailor must join Sailability Nelson at a cost of $40 per annum with the first sail being free.

Each of the 30-minute Sailability Nelson sail is $5. Please pay in cash on the morning.

The sailing day

By 8:00am: Sailing suitability for the day will be notified via Facebook

9:00am: The volunteer team will be on site rigging up all four Hansa Yachts and running safety checks on the radio systems and rescue vessels. There are six to eight sailors that require winching from wheelchairs, so the winch will be set up and tested.

From 9.30am: Sailors to start arriving for sailing.

10.00am: Sailors take to the water.

A parent or caregiver can come out on one of the tender boats. Everybody must wear a provided life jackets. Bring your camera to capture the fun!

Sailors will sail for 30 minutes each and once all sailors have had time on the water, we then begin the wash-down and pack up process.