Racing At Tasman Bay Cruising Club
TBCC organise yacht races virtually all year round with a program that suits all levels of skill and competition.
Regular Club Races
- Wednesday evening series
Wednesday twilight races during the period of daylight saving create a great opportunity to break the week with a friendly, competitive sail with your friends and then back to the club for a meal and prize giving. Handicaps are designed to reward a good sail and to make it possible for any boat to win on the night. Prizes are generous.
- Offshore series
For those who want to stretch their legs the Offshore Series makes the best use of Tasman Bay with courses from 30nm to 90nm often combined with a raft up over night.
- The three islands series
The Three Islands Series takes the boats to and from the Able Tasman National Park either in a single day or with an overnight raft up.
- Friday evening series
Later in summer there is a very relaxed Friday evening series with white sails only, no spinnakers and a Mark Foy start, for a relaxed opportunity for the less experienced sailors and guests to enjoy the sport.
- Short handed sailing
Short handed sailing events and pursuit racing are also in the program.
- Winter program
A winter program for the hardcore sailors runs on weekends with many typical Nelson days, with snow capped mountains and flat, blue seas.