2023 Whakatu Regatta (Incl. Europe Nationals, Optimist, Starling & 29er South Islands)

January 14, 2023 – January 15, 2023 all-day
Nelson Yacht Club Inc
322 Wakefield Quay
Nelson 7010
New Zealand
Tim Fraser-Harris

Held over the middle weekend in January, the Whakatu Regatta is scheduled at 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 Nationals (also including Friday 13th), and the Optimist, Starling and 29er South Island Champs slated for 2023.

We will intend to run casual short course racing on the evening of Friday 13th January.

Other classes are invited to contact us on manager@nelsonyachtclub.org.nz if they are interested in hosting their South Island or National Championships in Nelson.

Please also check out our generic Regatta Information page, which includes useful information about racing in Nelson.


Notices of Race:

Europe Nationals – 2023 Europe Dinghy Nationals NOR(APPROVED)

Whakatu Regatta – 2023 Whakatu Regatta (incl Optimist, Starling, 29er South Islands) – NOR – Updated

Scroll down for the Entry Form πŸ™‚


Supplementary Sailing Instructions:

2023 NZ Europe Nationals – Supplementary Sailing Instructions – APPROVED

2023 Whakatu Regatta – Supplementary Sailing Instructions




Get yourself or your sailor entered and we’ll see you on the 13-15th January!

For all regatta enquiries please email manager@nelsonyachtclub.org.nz

Event Sponsors:

Accommodation at Fell House:

Nelson College has a boarding house called Fell House available for groups throughout the year. The catering option has changed and is no longer available during the holidays (10th Dec – 1st Feb). The accommodation has the basics – microwave, electric jug and fridge, but no meaningful cooking facilities.

Fell House 2022 full Booklet

For more information or to book, contact Joanne Barnes

Email: si@nelsoncollege.school.nz or phone 027 547 7731  

Entry Form:

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