There are loads of prizes and prize money to be won, along with our historic trophy collection. Cash prizes are awarded as a proportion of entry fees received for first, second and third places.
There’s also a $1,000 cash prize awarded by random draw to one skipper who enters before the early entry cut-off date. Plus there are loads of spot prizes to be won from our generous sponsors. But you must be at the Prizegiving ceremony to claim your prize!
Yes - our historic trophy collection is valued at nearly $100,000. Perhaps what’s most special about winning a race is that your name is engraved on the trophy and you become a part of nautical history - forever. The trophy collection is on permanent display at the Maritime Museum.
Prizegiving is usually held in mid February following the regatta, at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. It’s a fantastic night which all skippers and crews are invited to attend, and winners must RSVP and be present to claim spot prizes.