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Traditionally held over the middle weekend in January, the Whakatu Regatta is scheduled at 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.

We tend to run casual short course racing on the Friday evening.

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

Please also check out our generic Regatta Information page, which includes useful information about racing in Nelson.

Notices of Race:

Whakatu Regatta –

Supplementary Sailing Instructions: