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.

 

  • Members draw- last week winners were- First Draw is $450 ($225 Cash and $225 Voucher).winners were Julian & Cathy Raine Second draw is $500 ($250 Cash and $250 Voucher). winners were Kim & Judith Rowe but unfortunately, they weren’t in the club to collect it. Reminders: HMS Neptune Cup Service Sunday 17 December 2017. All TBCC members invited. Meet at TBCC at 1345hours Move to boats at 1400hours Back at TBCC at 1530hours. Bar will be open. Cruising Durville forum this Friday night. Please come and find out more, register your interest and meet other Cruisers.

    Members draw- last week winners were- 
First Draw is $450 ($225 Cash and $225 Voucher).winners were Julian & Cathy Raine
Second draw is $500 ($250 Cash and $250 Voucher). winners were Kim & Judith Rowe but unfortunately, they weren’t in the club to collect it.
 
Reminders:
HMS Neptune Cup Service Sunday 17 December 2017. All TBCC members invited.
Meet at TBCC at 1345hours
Move to boats at 1400hours
Back at TBCC at 1530hours. Bar will be open.
 
Cruising Durville forum this Friday night. Please come and find out more, register your interest and meet other Cruisers.

  • Wednesday 20th December - 
Dress up your boat for the TBCC Christmas fun race and be in to win Rum, Rum and more Rum.  Prizes for best dressed boat, best dressed crew and first boat home. 
Prizes will be drawn on the night and no protests for Mutiny on board or Sabotage by water fights (no rubbish in the Harbour Please). Pirates could be on the water and skippers could be asked to "walk the plank' which will be in front of the Red Shed - so bring a change of clothes.
Race will be first boat to a mark then turn around.

    Wednesday 20th December - Dress up your boat for the TBCC Christmas fun race and be in to win Rum, Rum and more Rum. Prizes for best dressed boat, best dressed crew and first boat home. Prizes will be drawn on the night and no protests for Mutiny on board or Sabotage by water fights (no rubbish in the Harbour Please). Pirates could be on the water and skippers could be asked to "walk the plank' which will be in front of the Red Shed - so bring a change of clothes. Race will be first boat to a mark then turn around.

  • Thank you to our amazing start box crew for being so patient and watching the start ... and almost finish -for our racing on Wednesday , thank you Sally Elkington for the pics

    Thank you to our amazing start box crew for being so  patient and watching the start ... and almost finish -for our racing on Wednesday ,  thank you Sally Elkington for the pics

  • Good day out on the water yesterday with 5 boats for the Dec 3rd Cans Race Series, Geralda, Blackout, Bootlegger,Kauri Ann and Rapport. Conditions were a little breezy but good for racing. Thanks to Alister Morison, Warwick Jensen who set the marks and the crew on the Marie Antonina for making this happen. Congratulations to Sam, Noel and Clive - all winners.

  • looks like Geoff Faulkner is going Great Guns On Midnight Express. Maybe about to be first on line in Wine Race!!

    looks like Geoff Faulkner is going Great Guns On Midnight Express. Maybe about to be first on line in Wine Race!!

  • Race Replay of last of the 3 Island Race Series using Race Q's. Be great to get a few more boats using this free software.

    Race Replay of last of the 3 Island Race Series using Race Q's.  Be great to get a few more boats using this free software.

  • If you’re over the bay - Pohara Boat Club is a must

    As part of our fundraising for the purchase of the Bic boats, the Pohara Boat Club will be hosting a Christmas Dinner All You Can eat 3 course Buffet with Live Music.

The cost per person is $50 prior to 13th December ($55 at the door on the night)
Children are $20.

The cost includes 3 course dinner & a donation towards the Boat purchase.

Rayzanne will be joining us for after dinner entertainment.

Dust off your dancing shoes, School will be out & Christmas will only be a week away so come help us celebrate the year end & our last Sunday dinner for the year


For ticket Sales please contact Amy on 0278741525 or social@poharaboatclub.org

    As part of our fundraising for the purchase of the Bic boats, the Pohara Boat Club will be hosting a Christmas Dinner All You Can eat 3 course Buffet with Live Music. The cost per person is $50 prior to 13th December ($55 at the door on the night) Children are $20. The cost includes 3 course dinner & a donation towards the Boat purchase. Rayzanne will be joining us for after dinner entertainment. Dust off your dancing shoes, School will be out & Christmas will only be a week away so come help us celebrate the year end & our last Sunday dinner for the year For ticket Sales please contact Amy on 0278741525 or social@poharaboatclub.org

  • For many years the Pohara Boat Club has offered Learn to Sail courses for the junior sailors of Golden Bay in our fleet of Optimist sailing dinghies. While the Optimist remains a sturdy and safe yacht for introducing kids to the fundamentals of sailing, we are keen to provide an intermediate level boat that junior sailors may graduate to, for more technical and competitive sailing.
 
An exciting opportunity to upgrade our sail training fleet has arrived with the introduction of the O’pen Bic class yacht to NZ (http://openbic.org.nz).

The club would like to purchase 6 of these boats & is needing your help to do so.

Please give a little as every little bit helps

    For many years the Pohara Boat Club has offered Learn to Sail courses for the junior sailors of Golden Bay in our fleet of Optimist sailing dinghies. While the Optimist remains a sturdy and safe yacht for introducing kids to the fundamentals of sailing, we are keen to provide an intermediate level boat that junior sailors may graduate to, for more technical and competitive sailing. An exciting opportunity to upgrade our sail training fleet has arrived with the introduction of the O’pen Bic class yacht to NZ (http://openbic.org.nz). The club would like to purchase 6 of these boats & is needing your help to do so. Please give a little as every little bit helps

  • The latest eBulletin is now available on the website ..... http://tasmanbaycc.co.nz/ebulletins/

    The latest eBulletin is now available on the website .....
http://tasmanbaycc.co.nz/ebulletins/

  • Can you share a few hours a month to help youth develop thier confidence? Chances are, this generation will be taking care of us in a few years and we want them to have a good experience with us now ???? Outward Bound donated that big cutter tied up near the Cruising Club to the Sea Cadets. It hasn't moved much, as we need someone to oversee it. Could this be you? With support from our Boats and Sailing Officers, the Coordinator role would include identifying needs, coordinating resources and volunteers for maintenance, and encouraging some really neat teenagers to get out and use it. You don't need to be an expert sailor, just organised and motivated. We also have opportunities for mentors, unit stores, instructors, maintenance, and our support committee. If you are a positive, encouraging person, chances are we can use your skills. All volunteers must pass vetting by the Police. If you would like to explore working with a fantastic group of volunteers and youth, please contact Milo Coldren on 0273719723 or email mcoldren@tstalisman.com Our website is www.tsTalisman.com

    leadership confidenceteamworkdrillsailingboat workfire armsnavigationsurvival skills NZ Coastguard DaySkipper, Boat Master and VHF courses, Yachting New Zealand Learn to Sail and Learn to Race!RYA Powerboat levels 1 and 2 YNZ Coach (Instructor)

    leadership confidenceteamworkdrillsailingboat workfire armsnavigationsurvival skills NZ Coastguard DaySkipper, Boat Master and VHF courses, Yachting New Zealand Learn to Sail and Learn to Race!RYA Powerboat levels 1 and 2 YNZ Coach (Instructor)

  • 2018 Flying Fifteen National Championships.
12th to 14st January 2018.
Waikawa Boating Club.
The Organising Authority is the Waikawa Boating Club Inc.
Waikawa, P.O. Box 52, Picton 7220.
NOTICE OF RACE
1 RULES
1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of
Sailing 2017-2020.
1.2 The Yachting New Zealand Safety Regulations Part 1 shall apply.
1.3 Appendix T will apply.
2 ADVERTISING
2.1 Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the
Organising Authority.
3 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
3.1 The regatta is open to all boats of the Flying Fifteen Class that comply with
their class rules and whose owner(s) are current financial members of their
Class Association.
3.2 Eligible boats may enter by completing the attached form and sending it,
together with the required fee, to Nationals Regatta 2018, Waikawa Boating
Club, P. O. Box 52, Picton 7220, or by emailing the contest entry form to
office@waikawaboatingclub.co.nz by Sunday 7th January 2018.
 2018 Flying Fifteen National Championships – Notice of Race
3.3 Late entries, accompanied by the contest entry fee plus the late entry fee of
$30 may be accepted at the race committee’s discretion until 1700 hours on
Thursday 11th January 2018.
3.4 To be eligible to compete in this event each entrant and crew member shall be
a financial member of a club recognised by the entrant’s and crew member’s
national authority.
Proof of affiliated club membership to be presented at registration.
3.5 Each competitor, entrant and crew members shall be Flying Fifteen Class
Association.
4 FEES
4.1 Required fees are as follows:
5 SCHEDULE
5.1 Registration: Thursday 11th January 2018 from 1300 to 1700 hours.
5.2 Equipment inspection and event measurement: Thursday 11th January 2018
from 1300 to 1700 hours.
5.3 Dates of racing:
Date Class
Friday 12th January 2018 racing Flying Fifteen
Saturday 13th January 2018 racing Flying Fifteen
Sunday 14th January 2018 racing Flying Fifteen
5.4 Number of races:
Class Number Races per day Target time for each race
Flying Fifteen 3 50minutes
CLASS FEE
Flying Fifteen $110
 2018 Flying Fifteen National Championships – Notice of Race
5.5 The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race each day is 1030.
5.6 On the last scheduled day of racing no warning signal will be made after
1530.
6 MEASUREMENT
6.1 Each boat shall produce a valid measurement certificate.
6.2 Boats may be weighed, and other measurements and inspections may be
undertaken to ensure boats meet class rules and safety regulations. Any sails
not previously signed will be measured.
7 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
The sailing instructions will be available at registration, from 1300 hours on
Thursday 11th January 2018, at the Waikawa Boating Club.
8 VENUE
8.1 The venue is the Queen Charlotte Sounds.
8.2 Attachment “A” shows the location of the racing areas.
9 THE COURSES
The courses to be sailed may be any combinations of Trapezoid,
Triangle/Windward/Leeward and/or Windward/Leeward legs.
10 SCORING
10.1 5 races are required to be completed to constitute a series.
10.2 a) When fewer than 6 races have been completed, a boat’s series score
will be the total of her race scores.
b) When 6 or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will
be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
11 SUPPORT BOATS
Team support boats will be allowed. Support boats must be registered with
the Organising Authority at registration.
 2018 Flying Fifteen National Championships – Notice of Race
12 BERTHING
Boats shall be kept in their assigned places while they are in the boat park.
13 RADIO COMMUNICATION
A competing yacht shall for safety purposes carry a working VHF on channel
77. Boats shall neither make nor receive radio communications while racing.
This restriction also applies to mobile phones.
14 PRIZES
Prizes will be given as follows
Wilkin-Anderson Half Model - 1
st , National Champion
Air New Zealand Plate - 2
nd Place, National Championship
Te Wharau Trophy - 3
rd Place, National Championship
Tauranga Classic Trophy – 1
st place unmodified pre-Sniffer (3079) Models
Tauranga Trophy – 1
st place Silver Fleet, pre 3500 sail numbers
Leatham Edmond Memorial Trophy - First male/female crew
Spencer Salver - Best Placed Helm over 55 years
Pinkies Pot - Top Fleet on Average Points
Improvers Trophy (Presented by Rowell Winters) - Improvement During
Regatta
Trustbank Handicap Cup - Time corrected handicap scores
Craddock Cup - Improvement from previous Nationals (points difference)
Sam Mason Memorial Trophy - Invitation Race/Race 1
Other prizes may also be awarded.
15 INSURANCE
Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability
insurance with a minimum cover of $1,000,000 per incident or the
equivalent.
16 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4,
Decision to Race. The organising authority will not accept any liability for
material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or
prior to, during, or after the regatta.
 2018 Flying Fifteen National Championships – Notice of Race
17 FURTHER INFORMATION
For further information please contact:
The Manager,
Waikawa Boating,
P.O. Box 52,
Picton 7220.
Phone 0-6-835 3811.
office@waikawaboatingclub.co.nz
www.waikawaboatingclub.co.nz
Flying Fifteen:
Graeme Robinson,
0-6-835 6240, 027-240 5970,
gwrobinson@xtra.co.nz

    2018 Flying Fifteen National Championships. 12th to 14st January 2018. Waikawa Boating Club. The Organising Authority is the Waikawa Boating Club Inc. Waikawa, P.O. Box 52, Picton 7220. NOTICE OF RACE 1 RULES 1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020. 1.2 The Yachting New Zealand Safety Regulations Part 1 shall apply. 1.3 Appendix T will apply. 2 ADVERTISING 2.1 Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the Organising Authority. 3 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY 3.1 The regatta is open to all boats of the Flying Fifteen Class that comply with their class rules and whose owner(s) are current financial members of their Class Association. 3.2 Eligible boats may enter by completing the attached form and sending it, together with the required fee, to Nationals Regatta 2018, Waikawa Boating Club, P. O. Box 52, Picton 7220, or by emailing the contest entry form to office@waikawaboatingclub.co.nz by Sunday 7th January 2018. 2018 Flying Fifteen National Championships – Notice of Race 3.3 Late entries, accompanied by the contest entry fee plus the late entry fee of $30 may be accepted at the race committee’s discretion until 1700 hours on Thursday 11th January 2018. 3.4 To be eligible to compete in this event each entrant and crew member shall be a financial member of a club recognised by the entrant’s and crew member’s national authority. Proof of affiliated club membership to be presented at registration. 3.5 Each competitor, entrant and crew members shall be Flying Fifteen Class Association. 4 FEES 4.1 Required fees are as follows: 5 SCHEDULE 5.1 Registration: Thursday 11th January 2018 from 1300 to 1700 hours. 5.2 Equipment inspection and event measurement: Thursday 11th January 2018 from 1300 to 1700 hours. 5.3 Dates of racing: Date Class Friday 12th January 2018 racing Flying Fifteen Saturday 13th January 2018 racing Flying Fifteen Sunday 14th January 2018 racing Flying Fifteen 5.4 Number of races: Class Number Races per day Target time for each race Flying Fifteen 3 50minutes CLASS FEE Flying Fifteen $110 2018 Flying Fifteen National Championships – Notice of Race 5.5 The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race each day is 1030. 5.6 On the last scheduled day of racing no warning signal will be made after 1530. 6 MEASUREMENT 6.1 Each boat shall produce a valid measurement certificate. 6.2 Boats may be weighed, and other measurements and inspections may be undertaken to ensure boats meet class rules and safety regulations. Any sails not previously signed will be measured. 7 SAILING INSTRUCTIONS The sailing instructions will be available at registration, from 1300 hours on Thursday 11th January 2018, at the Waikawa Boating Club. 8 VENUE 8.1 The venue is the Queen Charlotte Sounds. 8.2 Attachment “A” shows the location of the racing areas. 9 THE COURSES The courses to be sailed may be any combinations of Trapezoid, Triangle/Windward/Leeward and/or Windward/Leeward legs. 10 SCORING 10.1 5 races are required to be completed to constitute a series. 10.2 a) When fewer than 6 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores. b) When 6 or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score. 11 SUPPORT BOATS Team support boats will be allowed. Support boats must be registered with the Organising Authority at registration. 2018 Flying Fifteen National Championships – Notice of Race 12 BERTHING Boats shall be kept in their assigned places while they are in the boat park. 13 RADIO COMMUNICATION A competing yacht shall for safety purposes carry a working VHF on channel 77. Boats shall neither make nor receive radio communications while racing. This restriction also applies to mobile phones. 14 PRIZES Prizes will be given as follows Wilkin-Anderson Half Model - 1 st , National Champion Air New Zealand Plate - 2 nd Place, National Championship Te Wharau Trophy - 3 rd Place, National Championship Tauranga Classic Trophy – 1 st place unmodified pre-Sniffer (3079) Models Tauranga Trophy – 1 st place Silver Fleet, pre 3500 sail numbers Leatham Edmond Memorial Trophy - First male/female crew Spencer Salver - Best Placed Helm over 55 years Pinkies Pot - Top Fleet on Average Points Improvers Trophy (Presented by Rowell Winters) - Improvement During Regatta Trustbank Handicap Cup - Time corrected handicap scores Craddock Cup - Improvement from previous Nationals (points difference) Sam Mason Memorial Trophy - Invitation Race/Race 1 Other prizes may also be awarded. 15 INSURANCE Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of $1,000,000 per incident or the equivalent. 16 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race. The organising authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta. 2018 Flying Fifteen National Championships – Notice of Race 17 FURTHER INFORMATION For further information please contact: The Manager, Waikawa Boating, P.O. Box 52, Picton 7220. Phone 0-6-835 3811. office@waikawaboatingclub.co.nz www.waikawaboatingclub.co.nz Flying Fifteen: Graeme Robinson, 0-6-835 6240, 027-240 5970, gwrobinson@xtra.co.nz

  • This Friday - Anchorage wine tasting at our club

  • Wine tasting with Anchorage Wines. Come and meet Stefan the wine maker who will be available to answer any questions and an opportunity to try something a little different and challenge the palate. This is a complimentary event with Anchorage so bring friends to the Club Friday evening at 6pm and stay on for dinner. Below is the tasting notes from one of the many wines that will be available. Chardonnay 2017 Tasting Notes Stonefruit, mocha and a hint of pineapple blend in with succulent honey notes. More ripe stonefruit characters blend in with chocolate and mocha, leading to a creamy but well-rounded body that has a soft balance of acid and light honey notes. Try this Chardonnay with a smoked fish quiche or white meat accompanied by potato gratin. Winemaking Machine harvested fruit was very quickly processed and the juice left to cold settle over several days. We kept the ferment at a moderate temperature to allow some new oak to integrate without being to prominent, it also helped to transition into a full malolactic ferment to soften the acid. Final filtration was left until only a week before bottling to allow as much fine lees contact as possible. Harvest date: 24th March and 30th March 2017 Winemaker: Stefan Heinrich Alcohol: 12.5%v/v Residual sugar:2.4 g/L Acidity: 6.9 g/L

    Wine tasting with Anchorage Wines. Come and meet Stefan the wine maker who will be available to answer any questions and an opportunity to try something a little different and challenge the palate. 
This is a complimentary event with Anchorage so bring friends to the Club  Friday evening at 6pm and stay on for dinner. 
Below is the tasting notes from one of the many wines that will be available. 

Chardonnay 2017
Tasting Notes
Stonefruit, mocha and a hint of pineapple blend in with succulent honey notes. More ripe stonefruit characters blend in with chocolate and mocha, leading to a creamy but well-rounded body that has a soft balance of acid and light honey notes.
Try this Chardonnay with a smoked fish quiche or white meat accompanied by potato gratin.
Winemaking
Machine harvested fruit was very quickly processed and the juice left to cold settle over several days. We kept the ferment at a moderate temperature to allow some new oak to integrate without being to prominent, it also helped to transition into a full malolactic ferment to soften the acid. Final filtration was left until only a week before bottling to allow as much fine lees contact as possible.

Harvest date:	24th March and 30th March 2017
Winemaker:	Stefan Heinrich
Alcohol:	12.5%v/v
Residual sugar:2.4 g/L
Acidity:	6.9 g/L

    Wine tasting with Anchorage Wines. Come and meet Stefan the wine maker who will be available to answer any questions and an opportunity to try something a little different and challenge the palate. This is a complimentary event with Anchorage so bring friends to the Club Friday evening at 6pm and stay on for dinner. Below is the tasting notes from one of the many wines that will be available. Chardonnay 2017 Tasting Notes Stonefruit, mocha and a hint of pineapple blend in with succulent honey notes. More ripe stonefruit characters blend in with chocolate and mocha, leading to a creamy but well-rounded body that has a soft balance of acid and light honey notes. Try this Chardonnay with a smoked fish quiche or white meat accompanied by potato gratin. Winemaking Machine harvested fruit was very quickly processed and the juice left to cold settle over several days. We kept the ferment at a moderate temperature to allow some new oak to integrate without being to prominent, it also helped to transition into a full malolactic ferment to soften the acid. Final filtration was left until only a week before bottling to allow as much fine lees contact as possible. Harvest date: 24th March and 30th March 2017 Winemaker: Stefan Heinrich Alcohol: 12.5%v/v Residual sugar:2.4 g/L Acidity: 6.9 g/L

  • The Pohara Boat Club Fundraising Fishing Competition & Market Day is a go!!

Competition Kicks off in the Early Hours of Saturday Morning, with a weigh in at the Club rooms between 4 & 6pm.
Sunday afternoon you can weigh in any time up until 4pm. You must be in the line to weigh in by 4pm.

On the Sunday there will be a Market Day, Loads of Stalls, the NBS Bouncy Castle, Opti Sailing,  Waka Ama Display, Sausage Sizzle, Auctions, Keeler Sailing, plus loads more of Activities through out the day.

If you would like to help with this event, Sponsor the event or donate a prize please get in touch with Amy as soon as you can so we can get started. Every little bit helps out

If you would like to have a Stall at the Market please get in touch also. Spaces limited so be in quick.

This is just one of the fundraising events Amy is planning to help raise funds towards the new Bic boats the club is looking at purchasing.

Details on the Bic Boats the club is wishing to puschase can be found on www.bicsport.co.nz under the o'pen bics tab

Prizes for 1st & 2nd place in each catergory

All kids gauranteed a Prize.

Dont forget to stock up on your fishing gear eg: Bait, Salted Ice & Tackle from Amy's Bait Shop at 618 Able Tasman Drive, Clifton
0278741525

Donations can be made via our give a little page

https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/poharaboatclub/donate

    The Pohara Boat Club Fundraising Fishing Competition & Market Day is a go!! Competition Kicks off in the Early Hours of Saturday Morning, with a weigh in at the Club rooms between 4 & 6pm. Sunday afternoon you can weigh in any time up until 4pm. You must be in the line to weigh in by 4pm. On the Sunday there will be a Market Day, Loads of Stalls, the NBS Bouncy Castle, Opti Sailing, Waka Ama Display, Sausage Sizzle, Auctions, Keeler Sailing, plus loads more of Activities through out the day. If you would like to help with this event, Sponsor the event or donate a prize please get in touch with Amy as soon as you can so we can get started. Every little bit helps out If you would like to have a Stall at the Market please get in touch also. Spaces limited so be in quick. This is just one of the fundraising events Amy is planning to help raise funds towards the new Bic boats the club is looking at purchasing. Details on the Bic Boats the club is wishing to puschase can be found on www.bicsport.co.nz under the o'pen bics tab Prizes for 1st & 2nd place in each catergory All kids gauranteed a Prize. Dont forget to stock up on your fishing gear eg: Bait, Salted Ice & Tackle from Amy's Bait Shop at 618 Able Tasman Drive, Clifton 0278741525 Donations can be made via our give a little page https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/poharaboatclub/donate

  • Great to see our very own member - Sharon McDonald has made a good recovery - all the best from everyone here at the TBCC

    Craig Vercoe and Sharon McDonald reunited after Craig saved Sharon’s life at the Nelson Half Marathon earlier this month. Photo: Andrew Board. Top NewsHalf marathon a heart stopper By Andrew Board - November 15, 2017 0 10 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Craig Vercoe expected to get his heart pump...

    Craig Vercoe and Sharon McDonald reunited after Craig saved Sharon’s life at the Nelson Half Marathon earlier this month. Photo: Andrew Board. Top NewsHalf marathon a heart stopper By Andrew Board - November 15, 2017 0 10 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Craig Vercoe expected to get his heart pump...

  • Time to get your entry in and enjoy summer sailing in sunny Nelson

    The First National Nelson Regatta is now only three months away, and preparations well underway.  The good weather has already been booked - something that failed us last season!

    The First National Nelson Regatta is now only three months away, and preparations well underway. The good weather has already been booked - something that failed us last season!

  • Great romp home with asymmetric up in a lot more wind and we broke a new speed record, of 11.3knots on Quercus! I can't work out how to post more than one photo at a time?!

    Great romp home with asymmetric up in a lot more wind and we broke a new speed record, of 11.3knots on Quercus! I can't work out how to post more than one photo at a time?!

  • Oops, wrong photo! Previous one was Bootlegger who we couldn't shake off!

    Oops, wrong photo! Previous one was Bootlegger who we couldn't shake off!

  • Slow start to the two-handed race yesterday

    Slow start to the two-handed race yesterday

  • Mini grazzing tables just $18 - tonight at the club

    Mini grazzing tables just $18 - tonight at the club

  • Friday draw this Friday at the club First Draw is $200 ($100 Cash and $100 Voucher). Last weeks winner was Angus & Gretel McNeil Second draw is $350 ($175 Cash and $175 Voucher). Last weeks winner was Gary & Madeline Russell. unfortunately, they weren’t in the club to collect

    Friday draw this Friday at the club 
First Draw is $200 ($100 Cash and $100 Voucher).
Last weeks winner was Angus & Gretel McNeil 
Second draw is $350 ($175 Cash and $175 Voucher).
Last weeks winner was Gary & Madeline Russell.
unfortunately, they weren’t in the club to collect

  • Racing cancelled this evening due to high winds - in excess of 30 knots and the race officer was thirsty (got to look after Jim) - the club is open and meals served from 630pm to 730 pm this evening

    Racing cancelled this evening due to high winds - in excess of 30 knots and the race officer was thirsty (got to look after Jim) - the club is open and meals served from 630pm to 730 pm this evening