2019/20 Sailing Season

Stow disabilities and sail ‘free’ this season.

Our next sailing season commences on 20th October 2019 and we will sail until April 2019 from the Nelson Yacht Club.

  • 13th October 2019 Training Day for Volunteers Only

  • 20th October OPENING DAY

  • 3rd November

    17th November

  • 1st December

  • 15th December

  • School and Christmas/New Year Holidays (no sailing)

  • 12th January 2020

  • 26th January

  • 9th February

  • 23rd February

  • 8th March

  • 22nd March

  • 5th April CLOSING DAY

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.

Alternatively, payment of $80 will cover membership and all sailing fees for the season.

The sailing day

8:00am: If conditions are unfavourable, and a decision is made to not sail, all sailors will be advised by text or cell phone by 9:00am.

8.45am the volunteers will be on site rigging up yachts, running safety checks of radios and all boats. We have sailors who require a hoist transfer from pontoon to boat so this needs to be set up and tested.

9.30am Rescue boats launched and yachts towed to the pontoon

10.00am First sailing time

Parents or caregivers are welcome to come out on one of the tender boats. Everyone must wear a lifejacket, whether on boats or on pontoon. These are available at the Club upon registration. Bring your camera to capture the fun!