The Evolution Sails Nelson Regatta 2019
18th - 22nd January
The Organising Authority is the Tasman Bay Cruising Club.
The inaugural Nelson Regatta was conceived in 2009 by a group of local sailors, with ambitions of placing the region back on the national sailing map. Over the years the format has evolved to create a competitive and social week of racing that showcases the beauty of Tasman Bay.
This year we are expanding the regatta to incorporate Sports boats and Trailer Boats, and there will also be a cruising division for keeler owners who want to take part but prefer not to race round the buoys.
Starting on the Friday evening; we have the invitation race for all classes.
Saturday is cans racing for all classes, followed by Paul Jefferies playing live at the club with meals available.
Sunday racing around the cans for all classes and the top of the south sports regatta prizegiving.
Monday sees the keelers and cruisers race to Anchorage in the stunning Abel Tasman National Park, where we stay overnight.
Tuesday we race home to Nelson followed by prizegiving at the TBCC.
The warm pristine waters of Tasman Bay have been the playground of New Zealand Olympic and World Champion sailors for many years. This is your opportunity to join this tradition as the Tasman Bay Cruising Club welcomes sailors and supporters to the region.