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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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Find out what’s on in Auckland with OurAuckland

10 November 2021

OurAuckland from Auckland Council is a great way to find out what’s on in the City of Sails. Plan a whole weekend of fun for Auckland Anniversary Weekend, and check…

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Ports of Auckland’s zero-emissions goal

7 November 2021

Ports of Auckland are extremely passionate about the goal of being zero emission by 2040, and are trialing a range of alternative ways to fuel their heavy vehicles. That includes…

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You can now enter the Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta!

4 November 2021

Entries are being accepted online for the 182nd regatta, to be held on Monday 31 January, 2022. While we understand a lot of uncertainty remains over whether this event –…

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Notice of AGM – Monday 2 August, 2021

10 July 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…

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Prizegiving reschedule date now Wednesday 24 March

9 March 2021

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…

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Thank you to everyone who participated in, supported and watched the 181st Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta

5 February 2021

It was a glorious day out, with sunshine, sparkling seas and a lovely sea breeze in the afternoon just in time for the keelboat starts. It would have been ideal…

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2007 Tugboat Racing

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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