Which Fleet for Me


This year we will race in four divisions. The Trailer Sailers and Sports Boats will race separately on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Keelers will be in three divisions, Romeo for the higher handicaps, Juliet for the lower handicaps, and a cruising division for those who don’t wish to race round the buoys. The Cruising Division will be limited to TEN boats and will sail a coastal course on Sunday. The Keelers will again race to, from, and within The Abel Tasman National Park on Monday to Tuesday.

Two Yachting Association categories will apply for keelboats: for all inshore races YA Cat 5 will apply; and for the longer  passage races to, from, and within  Abel Tasman National Park (weather permitting)  YA Cat 4 will apply.

Regatta – Entry Fees

  • Keelboats – $130
  • Trailer sailers – $75


  • Handicapped on previous/known performance for the boat or the type of boat
  • Handicaps may be adjusted after each race.
Fees Payable to:
Nelson Regatta
Po Box 5062
Port Nelson 7043

or TBCC Bank Acc 030703 0353419 00