Notice of AGM – Monday 2 August, 2021

To be held Monday 2 August 2021, 7:00pm, at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron The Chairman and Committee would welcome your attendance at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting. We are always keen to receive new nominations for the Committee, as well as your thoughts and ideas on how we can continue to improve the…

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Prizegiving reschedule date now Wednesday 24 March

We can now announce that the new Prizegiving date will be Wednesday 24 March, following the cancellation of the previous event due to lockdown. Join us for the Prizegiving Ceremony for the 181st Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta, where the regatta’s historic trophy collection will be awarded, along with prize money for the winners…

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See you on the water tomorrow!

2007 Tugboat Racing

The 181st Ports of Auckland Anniversary Regatta is on tomorrow, and it looks like a stunner day. What better way to spend it than joining hundreds of other sailors, powerboaters and paddlers on the water to celebrate Auckland’s birthday, AND put yourself in the running for some fantastic prizes, cash and trophies. Weather forecast for…

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One of the world’s BIGGEST one-day regattas starts in just three days!

Will you be among the hundreds of skippers joining us on the start line? We hope so! Remember – keelboats, launches and tugboats can still enter until 5pm today with no late entry fees, so entries still cost just $35. Late entries will be accepted until 5pm on Sunday 31st! Enter Now Weather forecast –…

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New Spot Prize Announcement! A priceless experience, courtesy of RNZYS

We have just confirmed an exciting new spot prize to be drawn at this year’s Prizegiving ceremony for the 181st Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta, courtesy of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. The winner – drawn out of the hat from skippers present at Prizegiving – will receive two all-inclusive tickets to the…

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Diamonds are forever: the story of the Slippery Beaver

Fifty years after it was first launched as Chris Bouzaid’s Rainbow, Brett Stubbing’s Yachting World Diamond, now renamed Slippery Beaver, slid smoothly back into the water after a four-year refit that chewed up 1,800 man hours. Now this classic keeler with a modern twist is lining up to join legions of other vintage vessels on…

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Navigational Safety at Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta

We want everyone to stay safe on the water during the Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta, whether you’re participating in racing, watching the action from your own boat, or simply passing through the area. To help keep everyone safe, we do ask that you familiarise yourself with the race areas in the Sailing Instructions,…

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