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Read all the latest news stories from the 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.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

5 July 2023

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Auckland Anniversary Regatta Incorporated will be held on Tuesday 8 August 2023 at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron,…

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Life Memberships awarded to Eric Henry and Bruce Tantrum

9 May 2023

Last Saturday the Auckland Anniversary Regatta committee attended a very special lunch at RNZYS, where we presented two of our longest-serving committee members – Eric Henry and Bruce Tantrum –…

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Could you give us your feedback please?

9 March 2023

We do our best to put on a great regatta for everyone taking part, and as part of that, we’d like to understand how you feel about the regatta and…

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Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta cancelled for only second time in history

29 January 2023

For only the second time in its 183 year history, the Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta has been cancelled. Organisers made the difficult decision to cancel tomorrow’s event after a crisis…

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Coming to watch the racing? Head to RNZYS for the best views

27 January 2023

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

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Take a ride on the historic tugboat William C Daldy

23 January 2023

Missed out on our tugboat ride experience prize draw? Well here’s your chance to enjoy another amazing tugboat experience with the historic steam tug William C Daldy!

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Hawaiian Holiday up for grabs at this year’s regatta

19 January 2023

If you’ve been dreaming of overseas travel then this is your chance to win the trip of a lifetime to the fabulous islands of Hawaii. Thanks to our generous sponsors…

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Launches old & new – join the parade!

19 January 2023

From classic old timers to powercraft of the present day, launches of all ages are invited to join a parade celebrating the evolution of power driven vessel design over the…

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Sailing Instructions amended

16 January 2023

The Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions have recently been amended – the changes affect 420 and Farr 3.7 classes. Please make sure you have the most up-to-date version of…

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Two weeks to go until regatta day

16 January 2023

We’re just two weeks out from Auckland Anniversary Day, and New Zealand’s oldest sporting event. There’s still time to get your entry in for the 183rd Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta…

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$3,000 Harken Fosters vouchers up for grabs at Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta

11 January 2023

The Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta on Monday 30th January has gained a new major spot prize sponsor this year. Fosters Ship Chandlery has jumped on board to support NZ’s oldest…

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Win a trip on Spirit of New Zealand worth $3,500

9 January 2023

The Spirit of Adventure Trust have again very generously put up a fantastic prize for one lucky youth entrant to the Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta in 2023. The lucky winner…

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Sailing & Race Instructions are now available

3 January 2023

If you’re one of the dozens of people who heeded the call to enter early – thank you! And you’re now in the running to win a huge $1,000 cash…

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Last chance to get yourself in the draw for $1,000

23 December 2022

Time’s running out to enter early and be in with a chance to win a massive $1,000 cash prize. All you need to do is get your entry in by…

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Find out what’s on in your city with OurAuckland

20 December 2022

Planning your holiday fun in Auckland is easy thanks to OurAuckland – the what’s on guide from Auckland Council. Check out the OurAuckland website for up-to-date event listings throughout the…

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It’s back! Your chance to WIN a tugboat racing experience

12 December 2022

Thanks to Captain Lance on the tugboat Christine Mary, we’re once again giving you the chance to take part in the famous Tugboat Race during the Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta,…

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

10 December 2022

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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 So many ways to float your boat on Auckland Anniversary Day

9 December 2022

The Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta is one of the biggest one-day regattas in the world. And it’s no wonder so many people choose to take part when you consider there…

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Looking for something extra special this Christmas?

5 December 2022

Looking for something extra special for the one you love Christmas? Our wonderful sponsors Ellerslie Jewellers are experts at designing and crafting bespoke jewellery pieces of exceptional quality. The options…

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Over $10k in major spot prizes up for grabs!

22 November 2022

Take part in the Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta on 30 January 2023 and come along to the Prizegiving where you’ll have every chance of winning one of several major spot…

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Enter now to be in to win $1,000 cash!

15 November 2022

Entries have started coming in for the 183rd Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta on Monday 30 January, 2023.  Thank you to those who have entered so far, and to further encourage…

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