Our new sailing venue – Best Island


Click here for a photo gallery of the work as it progressed.

After many years of trying to find a suitable venue unaffected by tides, weed, or irrigation requirements, the Radio Yacht Squadron Nelson in collaboration with NELSON REGIONAL SEWERAGE BUSINESS UNIT and sponsors GOLDPINE, LYDIA HEYWARD – BAYLEYS REALESTATE, TRINDER ENGINEERING NELSON, WINE LORD NELSON, SMART ENGINEERING SERVICES WAKEFIELD, FULTON HOGAN NELSON, HIGGINS CONCRETE NELSON, TASMAN DISTRICT COUNCIL, LIFT & SHIFT, TASMAN BAY JEWELLERS and McCASHIN’S BREWERY STOKE, have developed a home base on recently purchased Nelson Regional Sewerage Business Unit land on Best Island.

This gives the club the ability to confidently plan not only its own sailing programs and competitions, but major regattas such as South Island and New Zealand Championships on behalf of the New Zealand Radio Yachting Association.

Radio Yacht Squadron Nelson consists of 33 members from throughout Tasman and Nelson and are now looking to grow the numbers through use of the new venue.

RYSN members currently sail International One Metre Class Yachts but with the introduction of smaller cheaper RG65 model yachts, the sport has become one of the fastest growing in the world. We now see the formation of a RG65 fleet as a natural progression for our club.

It is a sport for young and old and if you have any model of Radio Controlled yacht, or would like to try it, contact either: Ken 027 299 5505, Basil 021 842 5809, or Denis 027 53 1444 for more information. We can arrange a yacht for you to try.

Our website is: http://www.radioyachtingnelson.com

Yachts can be bought new or second hand or home built as many of our members have done. Club members are willing to assist and advise with home builds.

The club will be holding a small opening ceremony on site at 11.00am on Saturday 10th October followed by the Inaugural Best Island regatta. The public are most welcome.

Radio Yacht Squadron Nelson is extremely proud of their new venue and sincerely thank Nelson Regional Sewerage Business Unit and sponsors above for their help, enthusiasm, and belief in our project.

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