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Both the 2021 IOM South Island Champs and IOM National regattas are re-scheduled due to Covid Restrictions.

Results for 2021 IOM Best Island Alternative Regatta

The new dates for the regattas at Nelson are as follows:

  • IOM South Island Champs – November 27th and 28th (followed five days later by)
  • IOM National Champs – December 3rd, 4th and 5th.

Additional information – 2021 IOM SI & National Regattas rescheduled


Radio Yacht Squadron Nelson (RYSN) is a small club of approximately 33 enthusiastic members situated in Nelson, at the top of the South Island, New Zealand.

Social sailing every Wednesday and Sunday afternoon depending on the weather.

The Club is a member of the NZ Radio Yacht Association (NZRYA) which in turn is a member of the International Radio Sailing Association. (IRSA)

We have regular social sailing during the week plus competition racing, both scratch and handicap on the weekends.

At present all our members sail IOM class yachts, however we welcome other classes to join us.

Our IOM’s are a combination of professionally built to home built fibreglass and wood versions.

New members welcome. Click here to download the Membership Form.


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