2020 Pic’s Peanut Butter Starling National Championships – POSTPONED

April 14, 2020 – April 19, 2020 all-day
Nelson Yacht Club Inc
322 Wakefield Quay
Nelson 7010
New Zealand


The 2020 Pic’s Peanut Butter Starling National Championships is scheduled to take place over the 16th – 19th April at Nelson Yacht Club.

Nelson Yacht Club and the Starling Class Association have been closely monitoring the situation surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, and its potential impact on the event. The club has been in communication with Yachting New Zealand as well as organisers of other similar/linked events. The club, with the support of the Starling Class Association has made the difficult decision to postpone the event.

The organisers hope that it will be possible to reschedule the event for later in the year. There will need to be discussion and coordination around dates, and these will be announced in due course.

All competitors who have made payments to the Nelson Yacht Club for the event will be contacted and offered a full refund.


Original Event Details

Nelson Yacht Club is excited to be hosting the 2020 Pic’s Peanut Butter Starling National Championship in the April school holidays. The 14th and 15th are registration and measurement days, with 4 days of racing scheduled from the 16th – 19th.

We’ve got big plans for a great regatta & some fun social events. We’ve got some great sponsors on board, but we’re still looking for more, as well as support from the community with volunteers and equipment to help us put on a fantastic event!

For more information please contact starlingnationals@nelsonyachtclub.org.nz

Notice of Race:

Approved NOR 2020 Pic’s Peanut Butter Starling Nationals Nelson

Entry Form:

2020 Pic’s Peanut Butter Starling National Championship Entry Form

Sailing Instructions:

2020 Pic’s Peanut Butter Starling National Championship Sailing Instructions

Useful Links:

Accommodation & Travel Info

Support Boat Information

Volunteer Information & Registration

Coronavirus Statement:

Nelson Yacht Club would like to assure competitors and families that it is monitoring the Ministry of Health website and information for event organisers in relation to the Covid-19 coronavirus. Currently this is ‘business as usual’, with the event unaffected.

Competitors & families who are unwell or have possible symptoms are encouraged not to travel to the event, and NYC will offer a full refund.

If the situation changes dramatically, and it becomes necessary to cancel the event, all payments made to NYC by competitors in relation to the event will be refunded in full.

Huge thanks to Pic’s Peanut Butter our headline sponsor:

Mr. Pic Picot himself used to sail a Starling – no wonder he’s a winner! 😉

We are stoked to have Pic’s as our headline sponsor, and very grateful for the support. If you haven’t already, be sure to try their really good peanut butter. Make a trip to the Pic’s Peanut Butter World as part of your visit to Nelson too!

Supported by:

Massive thanks to our gold sponsors:

Scott Construction made fantastic work of repairing the club’s deck after the storm surge damage in 2018, and have very kindly come on board as a gold sponsor.

Sealord need no introduction, and it is great to have such a household name, and a global (yet Nelson based) brand on board as a gold sponsor.

Sealord’s global net spans seven continents and the company delivers more than $500 million worth of seafood to people in more than 30 countries each year. Sealord employs around 1,000 people throughout New Zealand, many of them based here in Nelson

Wendy Pearson & Debbie Watson have been making big moves in the Nelson Tasman Real Estate market – we think you’ll love the region and want to move here – they can help 🙂 For locals thinking of selling, make sure you list your property with them!

Hampidjan NZ Ltd – “It’s not all about selling quality products, it’s about solving our clients problems”. Hampidjan provide a full range of netting, twine and rope (including wire rope) and an extensive range of hardware and fittings (including stainless steel) and products for commercial fishing, logging, yachting, engineering, heavy lifting, building and many other industries.

Burnsco are the biggest seller of marine and motorhome equipment nationwide, and are a fantastic supporter of both Nelson Yacht Club and yachting in general. They are also an official supplier to ETNZ for the 2021 America’s Cup!

Thanks to our silver sponsors

Nahm is a fantastic dining experience, upstairs in the Nelson Yacht Club building. Delicious food and great views! Make sure you take advantage of a special 10% discount voucher that will be included in registration packs!

Kiwi Silent Disco will be providing headsets for the ‘AP Silent Disco’. If we are under AP ashore, you’ll be able to check out a set of headphones and either get pumped up for the day ahead, or chill out with some relaxed beats and save your energy for the racing – you’ll be able to select from 2-3 channels of music! Please don’t take them on the water though! 😉

The NPD fuel station in the Port is where we go for fuel, and you should too! It is on the corner of Vickerman St and Wildman Avenue. Alternatively there is a 24hr Self Service discount station at 76-82 St Vincent Street, Toi-Toi, Nelson.

Thanks to our Bronze Sponsors