2022 Whakatu Regatta @ Nelson Yacht Club Inc
Jan 15 – Jan 16 all-day

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 South Island Champs slated for 2022, with a Flying Dutchman South Islands likely too.

There will be casual short course racing held on the evening of Friday 15th January.

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

Notices of Races:

Coming soon

Sailing Instructions:

Coming soon

We’ve got big plans for a great regatta and some fun social events, so get yourself entered and we’ll see you on the 15-16th January!

For all regatta enquiries please email

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


Entry Form:

Coming soon