Sailing Venues

Our freshwater venues are the pond at Best Island, the Nile Road Pond at Thawley’s Orchards at Mahana, or at Easton’s Pond at Mariri.   Best Island and Nile Road are on private property and are not public areas.

We also sail at one of the two courses laid out at Monaco when the tides are suitable.

If you are passing when we are sailing, call in and have look aroundYou’ll be very welcome.


Best Island

This fresh water pond is an excellent year round sailing venue only 8 km from Richmond. Consistent winds are a feature of this venue. You will find us here most Wednesdays and Sundays when there isn’t a suitable high tide at Monaco.


The Monaco Courses

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Weekday non competition sailing is on one of the two courses above when the tide height is suitable.  You will find us here mostly on these days.


The Nile Road Pond

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The Nile Road Pond is on the coastal highway between Richmond and Motueka on the Thawley Orchard complex at Mahana. 


Easton’s Pond at Mariri

This fresh water pond is just off the main road to Motueka on the Nelson end of the Easton Loop.  It is sometimes unsuitable for sailing due to buildup of weed.



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