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See you on the water tomorrow!

31 January 2021

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…

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

29 January 2021

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…

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Special one-off Anniversary Day Cruise with Explore

26 January 2021

Regatta sponsors Explore are running a special, one-off Anniversary Regatta Cruise aboard their premium cruise vessel Ocean Explorer. Catch all the regatta action from the water on a 6.5 hour…

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New Auckland Anniversary Regatta courses a treat for sailors and spectators

26 January 2021

On Monday 1 February, one of the world’s biggest one day regattas will take place in Auckland, as hundreds of vessels take to the water to celebrate the 181st birthday…

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

22 January 2021

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…

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Local Notice to Mariners 01-21: Pipeline mobilisation to Westhaven, St.Marys Bay Outfall works (Point Erin), Amended.

20 January 2021

The following Notice to Mariners has been issued by the Auckland Harbourmaster. Please take note as it may affect vessel movements during the Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta. Local…

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Diamonds are forever: the story of the Slippery Beaver

18 January 2021

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…

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Navigational Safety at Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta

13 January 2021

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…

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Lots to be won at Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta

12 January 2021

There are loads of prizes and prize money to be won at the Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta, along with our historic trophy collection. Historic trophy collection Our historic…

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Rothbury Insurance Brokers – It’s about being what people need

8 January 2021

Our sponsors Rothbury Insurance Brokers have been helping protect Kiwis and their businesses – like Dickey Boats – since 1950. Check out their ads on YouTube, or visit the Rothbury…

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Dinghy & Board Racing: Where, When & How to Enter

6 January 2021

With 25 different dinghy and board sailing classes catered for at clubs around Auckland, plus the 3-day Auckland Championships taking place at Murray’s Bay and Torbay, there’s something to float…

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Young sailors – Enter to Win an Epic 10-day Voyage on Spirit of New Zealand

16 December 2020

A 10 Day Voyage on board Spirit of New Zealand is a life-changing experience – unlocking your potential, leaving you ready to face your future! If you’re 16 to 18…

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See Ellerslie Jewellers for that extra special Christmas gift

14 December 2020

Still struggling to find the perfect Christmas gift for that special someone in your life? Why not check out the fantastic range of jewellery and giftware at Ellerslie Jewellers. They…

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Watch all the action from RNZYS

12 December 2020

This year there’s even more reason to watch the Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta from the comfort of the Squadron. For the first time, the hugely popular Tugboat Race…

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Enjoy award-winning Lawson’s Dry Hills Wines this Christmas

3 December 2020

We’re delighted to welcome back Lawson’s Dry Hills Wines as a regatta sponsor again this year. With Christmas just around the corner, why not take a look at the Lawson’s…

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Find out what’s on in Auckland with OurAuckland

2 December 2020

Want to know what’s happening in the City of Sails? OurAuckland from Auckland Council is the place to find out. OurAuckland shares the latest Auckland Council events, news, improvements happening…

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Passage Races – The Cruisiest Way To Join The Regatta

1 December 2020

Calling all cruising keelboats! There’s a great way for you to be part of the fun and historic occasion that is the Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta, without having…

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Sailing Instructions Published for 2021 Regatta

30 November 2020

Sailing and Race Instructions for the 2021 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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SeePort Concert & Fireworks

24 November 2020

Ports of Auckland’s cornerstone community event, SeePort will look different in 2021. As a result of COVID-19 impacts, the regular three-day festival will be condensed into a one-night-only concert and fireworks – the SeePort Concert & Fireworks. The evenings line-up will be fully loaded…

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Entries officially open – now with TopYacht

6 November 2020

We’ve teamed up with TopYacht to offer a fast and easy way for yachts, launches and tugboats to enter the regatta. If you’re already registered with TopYacht, you’ll find entering…

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Let’s Make the 181st Regatta Our Best Yet!

5 November 2020

With many of us glad to put this year behind us, all eyes are on 2021 and the spectacular summer of sailing and maritime events next year is set to…

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