2020 Port Nicholson Regatta

5 – 8 March 2020


Entries are open for boats in the 2020 Port Nicholson Regatta in Wellington.

The 2020 Port Nicholson Regatta invites entries from keelboats, trailer yachts, multihulls, sports boats, and sport multihulls.

In 2020, there’s something for everyone with three racing programmes to choose from. ‘The Full Monty’ provides the traditional challenge of a full regatta racing experience (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). There is ‘The Weekender’ with spinnaker and non-spinnaker divisions for those preferring to compete on Saturday and Sunday only. ‘The Harbour Races’ has been introduced to include a Classic Yachts Race on Saturday and the Wellington Harbour Rally on Sunday (including a non-spinnaker division).

We open the Regatta on Thursday evening in convivial style with the Charity Cup Invitation Race – providing a great opportunity to support our community through sailing. A short pursuit race on followed by prizes, donations and a relaxed buffet dinner with complimentary wine should be the perfect start to the regatta weekend.

Skippers entered in The Full Monty and Weekender will receive a Sponsors Gift Pack worth over $100 (subject to availability!). Visiting boats also receive additional benefits to ease the burden of travel, priority booking at Chaffers Marina ; a case of Steinlager beer; and the opportunity to enjoy Port Nic’s famous ‘boat shed experience’ courtesy of local skippers – providing somewhere to call ‘home’, leave your gear, change your sea boots, and re-hydrate.

The Port Nicholson Regatta in Wellington attracts entries from around New Zealand and sailors from across the country and overseas – we hope you will join us.

“You should be here!”

View photos from 2019 Port Nicholson Regatta here, courtesy of Wellington Photographic Society.

Port Nicholson Regatta has been proudly hosted since 1999 by Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club