Aerial 2013 Port BWelcome to the Tasman Bay Cruising Club

The home of Recreational Boating, Cruising and Yacht Racing in the stunning Nelson-Abel Tasman Region.

Come and join us in sunny Nelson for some spectacular sailing on Tasman Bay, renowned for its fantastic sea breezes and warm water.


Registrations for the Nelson (and Top-of-the-South Trailerboat) Regatta 2017 are open.


  • The start itself - coordinated by Harbourmaster Dave Duncan on "Wee Blossom". At the end of video, don't worry - no-one actually fell overboard ...

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    Fun race to get the new season underway.

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  • 2016-2017 sailing season opened with a BANG, as North Sails Josh "Boo-Boo" Tucker fired the symbolic cannon at the Red Shed today. Josh has been a great supporter of TBCC over the years, and - as a professional attendee at many regatta both in NZ and overseas - both enjoys & highly rates the Nelson Regatta.

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    Notice of race is up for the Lawsons Dry Hills regatta ! We will be there - Look out Waikawa!

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    Today is the day ! Get on down to our club

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    Very soon Daylight Savings will be here & Its the opening day for the sailing season! 12pm Club and Bar open 1230 Official Opening (with Canon) 1300 Yachts & Launch briefings 1415 Boating events 1630 Bar open and Prize Giving Meals available also from our lovely caterers - Gourmet Catering

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    We are always taking entries for the Nelson weekly regatta week

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    Unfortunately Grizz and myself will be on holiday down south but if anyone is interested in going don't be shy. Come on down non members just need to sign in book on your left just inside the door. There will be plenty of members to sign you in. It should be a great day sport we will miss it. Enjoy!

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  • Get your entertainment book today and save

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  • Feeling hungry? Don't feel like cooking? Come on down to the club tonight and tuck into this delicious hot ham.

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  • Sorry to hear of Peter Lacy's passing, wonderful man.

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  • Last evening of Bingo tonight! Go to be in to win, Bar open from 5, meals from 530 and Bingo starts at 7

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  • The Nelson Weekly Regatta Week are now taking entries for all four divisions of the Regatta for January. please enter at http://www.tasmanbaycc.co.nz and go to the Nelson Regatta tab to enter - look forward to hearing from you

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    And bingo is underway. Want the night off cooking? Come down to the club next Wednesday have a bite to eat then try your luck at bingo. You gotta be in to win.

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    We still have a few entertainment books available - great value ! Contact Veronika at the club to get yours now - 5468251

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    Third week of bingo tonight !! You have to be in to win !

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  • FRIDAY DRAW THIS WEEK IS $500 ($250 Bar voucher and $250 cash). Last week winner was Rob & Cheryl Greenwood and the week before that was James Rees. Unfortunately, they had missed out as they weren't in the club to collect it. This Friday could be your lucky night so make sure you are coming in for the draw and to enjoy your meal.

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  • The Nelson Weekly Nelson Regatta week are looking for someone to assist our committee with sponsorship ; you will be working along side Kevin Skelton our commodore, to maintain previous sponsors and bring in new sponsorship to our growing regatta. If you are interested please contact Missy Hearfield on 0274911001 or missyhearfield@hotmail.com

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    Second week of bingo tonight !! Got to be in to win !!

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    Well done Carol from gourmet catering !!

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  • Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has decided for sustainability reasons to close part of the Southern Scallop Fishery (SCA7), which covers the top and northwest coast of the South Island, for the coming season. The measures will prohibit commercial and recreational fishing for scallops in all of the Marlborough Sounds and part of Eastern Tasman Bay for the coming season, ending on 14 February 2017. “This decision follows the latest scientific survey in 2015 which shows a continued and significant decline in the fishery, despite commercial catch reductions over the past three seasons,” says Mr Guy “The strong message from the scientific evidence, as well as public submissions is the need to take the next step and close parts of the fishery to let it recover. “These closures will rest the beds, allowing mature scallops to spawn uninterrupted and juvenile scallops to grow. “To help get a better understanding of the fishery, the Ministry for Primary Industries worked with a stakeholder group with representatives from recreational and commercial sectors along with input from local iwi. I’d like to thank that group for their insights and efforts to support this fishery. “It’s important to also note that there is currently no scientific consensus on the exact causes for the decline. Unknown environmental factors may also be having an impact. “A large number of proposals to improve the fishery were also put forward during consultation. These will be worked through by the Ministry for Primary Industries in consultation with fishery stakeholders to develop a longer term solution for the fishery.”

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  • Last weeks bar draw winners were Rob and Sheryl Greenwood / who were not at the club , so This weeks Friday draw is $250 cash and $250 bar vouchers ! That's $500 - you have to be there to win!

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