2021 Whakatu Regatta (inc. Europe National Championships)

January 16, 2021 – January 17, 2021 all-day
Nelson Yacht Club Inc
322 Wakefield Quay
Nelson 7010
New Zealand

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.

In 2021 the event will host the Europe National Championships from the 15th – 17th, the Flying Dutchman South Island Champs and the 29er South Island Champs.

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


Europe Nationals Day 2 Results – Provisional

Whakatu Regatta Day 1 Results – Provisional

Whakatu Regatta Green Fleet Results – Provisional

Europe Nationals Day 1 Results – Provisional


Notices of Races:

2021 NZ Europe National Championship NOR

2021 Whakatu Regatta NOR

Sailing Instructions:

2021 Europe Nationals Sailing Instructions – APPROVED

2021 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 16-17th 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:

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

Early-bird entries completed and paid for before the 5th January 2021: Europe Nationals - $95 All other classes - $40 Single-handed and $60 Double-handed Full priced entries will be accepted up until 0900hrs on Friday 15th January for the Europe Nationals and 0900hrs on Saturday 16th January for all other classes: Europe Nationals - $120 All other classes - $65 Single-handed and $85 Double-handed Fees are payable to the Nelson Yacht Club account: 03-0703-0474907-00. Particulars: Class/Boat type Code: Sail Number Reference: Last name