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 Bryn Stevens – Bryn is a keen sailor of many classes including keelers and a Teams Sailing coach.

Cost & more information

The NBTS fee for this season is $220.00 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 during summer sports week (31 March - 2nd April 2022). The 2022 Nationals will be in Algies Bay (25th - 29th April 2022.

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

Nelson College for Girls ManagerHeather Arnold021 240 0530
Nelson College ManagerJaquie Miller027 327 3619
Nayland College ManagerSuzanne Pentecost022 111 6306
Waimea College ManagerToni Charles021 037 0007
OR your Sports Coordinator

Enquires from Garin College and Motueka High Schools are also welcome & check out the NBTS webpage: https:TBA

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