Nelson Yacht Club is looking to build on the growing success of its annual Whakatu Regatta. Held over the middle weekend in January, it is a great time for families to visit the Nelson & Tasman region and enjoy some fantastic sea breeze sailing in Tasman Bay. The event plays host to various South Island Championships from time to time as well as National Championships for smaller classes.
So far we have the Europe, RS Feva and 29er South Island Champs slated for 2022.
We will intend to run casual short course racing on the evening of Friday 14th January.
Other classes are invited to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if they are interested in hosting their South Island or National Championships in Nelson.
Notices of Races:
PLEASE NOTE – Registration, Briefing and scheduled first warning signal have been changed from the NOR:
- Registration from 11am Saturday 15th.
- Briefing at 1130hrs Saturday 15th.
- First Warning Signal scheduled for 1330hrs each day.
For all regatta enquiries please email email@example.com
Accommodation bookings with the iSite:
We appreciate that accommodation can be hard to find/expensive in Nelson in January. Our friends at the Nelson iSite can help find appropriate accommodation for you. Be sure to mention that you are coming to Nelson for the regatta!
Phone: 03 548 2304
Accommodation at Fell House:
Nelson College has a boarding house called Fell House available throughout the year. Normally catering is available at the school’s dining room, but during January the catering team take a break. Full information can be found in the pdf brochure: Nelson College Accommodation – Fell House – full info 2020
For more information or to book, contact Sharon Dawson, Facilities Manager
Phone: 03 5483099 ext 890 or 0274 769088