Sailing: Tanilba Bay Amateur Sailing Club hosts Big Boat Regatta Feb 15-16

The waters of Tanilba Bay will be a hive of activity this weekend when the Tanilba Bay Amateur Sailing Club hosts its Big Boat Regatta.

The event is held each year for catamarans 4.9 metres (16-feet) and longer.

"We have a good fleet of catamarans here in Tanilba Bay, with up to 15 boats sailing regularly, so it's a really strong sailing culture and the perfect spot to hold a regatta," Sam Breaden, a member of the Tanilba Bay sailing club, said.

Competitors are expected to venture to Tanilba Bay from right across NSW, with a big contingent hailing from the Central Coast and Sydney.

"We are expecting up to 30 competitive boats to line up for starters' orders, and we're aiming to have up to 8 races, as long as the weather holds," Breaden said.

The catamaran classes set to hit the water on February 15 and 16 include taipans, vipers, formula 18s, A class and hobie classes.

Observers are encouraged to head down to Peace Park from 12pm on Saturday and 10.30am on Sunday.