2020 Whakatu Regatta (inc. Starling, FD, 29er & Europe South Island Championships)

January 10, 2020 – January 12, 2020 all-day
Nelson Yacht Club Inc
322 Wakefield Quay
Nelson 7010
New Zealand

Results: 2020 Whakatu Regatta Results – Final

Nelson Yacht Club’s annual Whakatu regatta is approaching again. This season we are excited to welcome sailors contesting the Starling, Flying Dutchman, 29er and Europe South Island Championships. The regatta is open to all other sailboard and centreboard classes, and up to 6 races will be scheduled over the weekend of the 11th & 12th January 2020.

There will also be an ‘Invitational’ casual short course race/series in front of the club and social/bbq, as well as registration on the evening of Friday 10th January for those sailors who arrive in time.

Please note: Earlybird Entries have now closed, so entry fees are $65 single-handed and $85 double-handed.

Notice of Race:

2020 Whakatu Regatta – NOR (inc. Starling, FD, 29er & Europe SI Champs)

(Entry Form below)

Sailing Instructions:

2020 Whakatu Regatta – Sailing Instructions

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 10-12th January!

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


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!

Web: https://www.nelsontasman.nz/

Email: isiteadmin@nelsontasman.nz

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

Email: sd@nelsoncollege.school.nz

Phone: 03 5483099 ext 890 or 0274 769088


Entry Form (Whakatu Regatta, FD South Islands & Starling Traveller Series):

This email address will be used for all correspondence regarding your entry.

Boat Details

Remember to advise the Race Committee if a different sail number is to be used
(If applicable)


Please provide the name, phone number and relationship to the sailor of a suitable emergency contact


Please provide the name, phone number and relationship to the sailor of a suitable emergency contact

Contact Details

If either sailor is not a member of Nelson Yacht Club, please provide the relevant contact details


Regattas like this can only be run with the dedicated help of volunteers. If you can help in any way, please let us know!
If known

Disclaimer of Liability

Payment Information

Entries are now full price at $65 Single-handed and $85 Double-handed and may be accepted up until 09:00 on Saturday 11th January 2020 at the discretion of the Organising Authority. Fees are payable to the Nelson Yacht Club account: 03-0703-0474907-00. Please use Last Name and your Boat Class/Type as reference. Or post a cheque to Nelson Yacht Club, 322 Wakefield Quay, Nelson, 7010.

Entries so far:

Starling South Islands: 17

Europe South Islands: 6

Flying Dutchman South Islands: 4

29er South Islands: 7

Whakatu Regatta Green Fleet: 7

Whakatu Regatta S-H: 23

Whakatu Regatta D-H: 1