Can I live aboard my yacht during the Regatta??

Yes, and Nelson Waterfront and the marina will be a busy place. There are showers and toilets ashore which you can use, and a number of good restaurants and accommodation facilities for those wanting a solid bed.

Who sets the Handicaps?

The Nelson Regatta Race Committee has appointed a handicapping team to set handicaps in consultation with Waikawa and Port Nicholson Yacht Clubs. The Regatta will be run using club handicaps; results for those with PHRF and IRC handicaps will also be available.

When will I know my Handicap?

Provisional Handicaps will be finalised  before the first race.

Do I need to book a marina berth?

We recommend you do book a berth, please refer back to the “Marina Information” on the “About” tab.

What are the Nelson tides for the period covering the regatta?

Day Date High Low High
Saturday 19-01-2019 0910 3.7m 1509 0.9m 2114 3.8m
Sunday 20-01-2019 1003 4m 1600 0.6m 2210 4m
Monday 21-01-2019 1052 4.3m 1648 0.4m 2304 4.3m
Tuesday 22-01-2019 1137 4.5m 1736 0.3m 2354 4.3m

Reference New Zealand hydrographic authority tide precictions


If you as an entrant have any further questions you would like answered or have a request for further information, please contact the personal listed on the Events Contact page or email to:

Missy Hearfield – missyj@actrix.co.nz


Also if boats need crew or crew need boats, contact Missy on the above email.