2022 Whakatu Regatta

January 15, 2022 – January 16, 2022 all-day
Nelson Yacht Club Inc
322 Wakefield Quay
Nelson 7010
New Zealand
Tim Fraser-Harris

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, RS Feva and 29er South Island Champs slated for 2022.

We will intend to run casual short course racing on the evening of Friday 14th 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.

Notices of Races:

2022 Whakatu Regatta NOR

PLEASE NOTE – Registration, Briefing and scheduled first warning signal have been changed from the NOR:

  • Registration from 11am Saturday 15th.
  • Briefing at 1130hrs Saturday 15th.
  • First Warning Signal scheduled for 1330hrs each day.

Sailing Instructions:

2022 Whakatu Regatta Sailing Instructions

We’ve got big plans for a great regatta and a club dinner on Saturday evening, so get yourself entered and we’ll see you on the 14-16th January!

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


Whakatu Regatta 2022 – Results

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.
Saturday Dinner - Approx 6pm on Saturday 15th - Main & Dessert - $20 per person *

Boat Details

(If applicable)
Remember to advise the Race Committee if a different sail number is to be used
Just put the same number if no alternative 🙂


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

Covid-19 *

Payment Information

Normal entries completed and paid for before the 10th January 2022: $40 Single-handed, $60 Double-handed, $20 Green Fleet. Late entries may be accepted at the discretion of the Organising Authority until 0900hrs on Saturday 15th January 2022 with a late entry fee of $25. Fees are payable to the Nelson Yacht Club account: 03-0703-0474907-00. Particulars: class/boat type, Code: Sail No. Reference: Last name.