Just 10 days to go – but we need your support!

In just over a week, Auckland’s harbours will once again come alive with vessels of all shapes and sizes, in celebration of the founding of the ‘City of Sails’ 184 years ago.

The Oceanbridge Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta is New Zealand’s oldest sporting event, pre-dating even the America’s Cup by 11 years. It’s also one of the biggest one-day regattas in the world! It’s a much-loved tradition for the city of Auckland and an important link to our rich maritime history, and it’s one that we passionately want to uphold for future generations.

But we need your support to make that happen.

Keelboats – classic and modern – especially. Our entry numbers in the Harbour Racing fleets are sadly down this year, and we would love to see big fleets, exciting competition and an awesome spectacle on the water for the thousands of people who will be watching from the shore.

The Keelboat Harbour Race is a course of approximately 15nm, starting at Westhaven and finishing at Resolution Buoy, Orakei, so it’s convenient for those berthed in anywhere in the city, or to the east or west. It’s a fantastic opportunity to be part of an iconic event, with a  prize pool totalling over $15,000 to be won, right on your own doorstep. And the entry fee is only $40! Really – why wouldn’t you? Please show your support and ENTER NOW!

Huge $15,000+ Prize Pool up for grabs

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we have some amazing spot prizes totalling well over $15,000 in value which you’ll have every chance of winning. All you need to do is compete on regatta day and be present at the post-regatta Prizegiving for your chance to win:

A Hawaiian Holiday valued at over $5,000

Win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Hawaii, flying Hawaiian Airlines and staying at the fabulous Mariott Waikiki Beach!

$3,000 worth of Harken Fosters vouchers

Top up your boating budget with six $500 Harken Fosters vouchers to be given away as spot prizes.

Paddleboard & kit worth $950

Cheers to Burnsco we have an Aqua Marina Monster Paddle Board to give away. The Monster paddle board is a versatile, all-round SUP for paddling at speed in all water conditions.

Tides Out Hauraki Gulf map worth $549

A beautiful wooden depth map of the Hauraki Gulf, showing much of the inner gulf and some of it’s myriad of islands. Amongst them are Rangitoto, Mototapu, Motuihe, Waiheke, Ponui, and Tiritiri Matangi.

Plus there’s so much more to be won, including Boating New Zealand subscriptions, vouchers for Explore experiences, Auckland Bridge Climb and Bungy, MOTAT, Snow Planet, Butterfly Creek, Treasure Island Adventure Golf, and more!

Gratefully acknowledging the support of Oceanbridge Shipping

Headline sponsor of the Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta, Oceanbridge Shipping specialise in the shipping and freight business on an international level working with agents in most countries around the world.

Find out more at www.oceanbridge.com

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