College teams

Most Colleges in Nelson/Tasman have sailing teams – a squad of 12-14 sailors enables two teams. Training is after school during terms 4 and 1 of the school year (with schools allocated different afternoons). Inter-school racing takes place each Sunday in the Nelson harbour (terms 4 & 1).

Safe environment

NBTS offers a safe and healthy club environment for students. NBTS has detailed health and safety standard operating procedures, which are updated on a regular basis, and as required by law.


 To ensure the students are correctly instructed, safely and with respect for the boats, NBTS contracts a qualified coach for the summer season (through Nelson Yacht Club). This season our coach is Patrick Harris. Patrick is an experienced sailor and coach.

Cost & more information

The NBTS fee for this season is $240.00 and the sailors also need to join the Nelson Yacht Club as a youth member.
This season the regional top of the south regatta will be at Picton held by the Queen Charlotte Yacht Club (end of March 2023). The 2023 Nationals will be in Algies Bay 17th - 21st April 2023.

If you would like to find out more, please contact:

Nelson College for Girls ManagerMirka Langford027 703 2415
Nelson College ManagerJacqui Miller027 327 3619
Nayland College ManagerAdrian Cole027 656 8882
Waimea College ManagerDeanna Douglas022 167 8322
Grain and Motueka ManagerRob O'Grady027 571 5611

For all other inquiries, please contact NBTS Secretary Amanda Wiggins on 021 986 022.

Please Note: this is not a “learn to sail” sport.  Learn to Sail Level 1 is the minimum entry requirement.  You can do this course at the Nelson Yacht Club


Team Sailing Nelson Bays is a non-profit organisation