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World Championship FD Class

Live Webcams & Current Wind/Sea State Information

Via the Port Nelson Website there is access to both Webcams and Current Wind/Sea State Information.

For live pictures click on

The two cameras that maybe of most interest to competitors are shown below

These cameras are actually positioned together on one of the channel lead markers, known locally as the Dolphin.

A. This Camera is directed approx North East, up the harbour towards the Port Nelson operational area, the Nelson Yacht Club is positioned out of view on the right hand side of the shot, so when sailing out to the course area you will pass Right to Left, through the view of this camera.

B. This Camera is directed approx North West, out the cut and into the open waters of Tasman Bay.

The Fairway Beacon as shown in the picture above (is visible on the webcam in certain conditions) is the northern most part of the sailing area for the 2019 FD Worlds

Live conditions for wind and sea state at the Fairway Marker can be found at