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Read all the latest news stories from the Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta. Find out what's happening both on and off the water, engaging stories on new entries and all the latest results.

Entries are up, but there’s still room for more

28 January 2022

Entry numbers for the 182nd Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta have already surpassed last year’s numbers, and there’s still time to enter if you haven’t already.There are good numbers…

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Coming to watch the racing? Head to RNZYS

28 January 2022

The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS) will be open on Auckland Anniversary Day, and provides one of the best vantage points in the city to watch the Ports of…

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A quick reminder about Covid…

28 January 2022

Please remember that we are currently at Red under the Covid Protection Framework, which means there’s a need to protect both at-risk people and our health system from an unsustainable…

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Tugboat and Classic Launch Race Safety Message

27 January 2022

This is a safety message to all berth holders and harbour users on Auckland Anniversary Day, Monday 31 January, 2022. TUGBOAT RACE:  Please be aware there will be a tugboat…

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Biggest smiles WIN Mount Gay Rum!

26 January 2022

This year we’re giving away a bottle of Mount Gay’s finest to the boat that delivers the BIGGEST smiles for our official media teams! Look out for the fabulous Lissa…

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Regatta still going ahead at Red

24 January 2022

There’s just a week to go until we celebrate Auckland’s birthday in the 182nd Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta, and we’re pleased to say the majority of the regatta…

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Anniversary Day is just 10 days away – but there’s still time to enter!

21 January 2022

With just 10 days to go until the Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta kicks off on Monday 31 January, the Entry List is filing up with boats in every…

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Make the most of Auckland this summer with OurAuckland

19 January 2022

Summer is calling! Make the most of Auckland this summer with OurAuckland – the ultimate guide to enjoying summer in your area from Auckland Council. From surf beaches out west…

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Major spot prize announcement from Burnsco

16 January 2022

Thanks to our incredibly generous sponsor Burnsco, we can now announce that one of the major spot prizes at the Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta 2022 will be an…

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Loads to be won at the Ports of Auckland Anniversary Regatta!

14 January 2022

There are so many chances to win when you enter the Ports of Auckland Anniversary Regatta – from cash prizes for division winners, to spot prizes from our generous sponsors,…

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Last Chance to Enter Early for a $1,000 Spot Prize

29 December 2021

This is your final reminder – there’s not much time left to enter early and be in with a chance to win a massive $1,000 cash prize. All you need…

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Win a tugboat racing experience at Auckland Anniversary Regatta

22 December 2021

Here’s your chance to take part in the famous Tugboat Race during the Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta, on Monday 31 January 2022. One lucky entrant to this free…

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Youth Spirit Prize returns for 2022

21 December 2021

The Spirit of Adventure Trust have once again very generously put up a fantastic prize for one lucky youth entrant to the Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta in 2022.…

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Three awesome days of regatta racing in Auckland

20 December 2021

With Bay of Islands Sailing Week now sadly cancelled, we know there will be more Auckland-based keelboats sticking around for Anniversary Weekend. But you needn’t miss out on three awesome…

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Early entry prize draw closes soon!

16 December 2021

How does a 1 in 10 chance of winning $1,000 cash sound? Sounds pretty good, right? Well that’s what the odds currently are for the 10 skippers who have entered…

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Protect your most valuable assets during your summer holiday, with Rothbury Insurance Brokers

7 December 2021

Whether you’re spending time at the beach, going on a road trip or even starting a home renovation project, it’s important to protect you home, contents, vehicle or rental property…

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Sailing Instructions Published for 2022 Regatta

6 December 2021

Sailing and Race Instructions for the 2022 Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta are now available for: Keelboats Tugboats Classic Launches RC Yachts Just visit the Sailing Instructions page to…

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Truly unique gifts from Ellerslie Jewellers

4 December 2021

Looking for a truly unique and special Christmas gift for the one you love? Our sponsor Ellerslie Jewellers offer a bespoke jewellery design service where the options really are limitless.…

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Enter the boat-fest with the most-est on Auckland Anniversary Day

2 December 2021

The Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta has something for everyone, with classic yacht and launch races, modern keelboat racing divisions, mullet boat racing, longer passage races for yachts in…

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Christmas wines sorted with Lawson’s Dry Hills

26 November 2021

Stuck when it comes to choosing wine? Our valued sponsor Lawson’s Dry Hills Wines has got you covered, with six delicious wines to suit everyone’s tastes – all for only…

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Calling all cruisers – join a passage race on Anniversary Day

15 November 2021

If you’re planning to cruise the Hauraki Gulf this summer, why not join in with a passage race on Auckland Anniversary Day – Monday 31 Jan? There are three passage…

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