Launch Parade

Join the Launch Parade

After the Tugboat and Classic Launch Races, you are invited to enter your Launch or Tugboat in a Parade starting at 1300hrs in Auckland’s Inner Harbour.

From Classic Old Timers to the Present Day - a Parade to celebrate the evolution of power driven vessel design over the last 100 years.

Free Entry - all launches & tugboats welcome

Parade Instructions:


Assemble at 1250hrs on the western side of the Auckland Harbour Bridge keeping well clear of participating yachts at Northcote Birkenhead Yacht Club.

Older launches pre 1950 immediately behind MENAI, younger vessels following.


The Parade will commence at 5 knots, led by MENAI flying a distinctive flag.

The launches will motor under the main span of the Auckland Harbour bridge, taking care not to impede ferries who may be passing under the Bridge at the same time.

The Parade will do a circuit of Jellicoe Harbour in front of North Wharf restaurants and proceed to Princes Wharf, do a 180deg turn and head back to the red Westhaven Buoy.

Repeat course to Princess Wharf where Parade will terminate.

Enquiries to:
Shirley-Ann McCrystal
M: 021 283 8372

I agree by entering this Parade to be bound by this disclaimer – ‘that all those taking part in Auckland Anniversary Regatta (AAR) races or any other sailing events controlled by the AAR, do so at their own risk and responsibility. The AAR and any sponsor associated with this event has no liability for any damage, loss or penalty suffered by any boat, crew or other person taking part in such events. The AAR and any sponsor associated with this event shall not be responsible for the sea-worthiness of a boat whose entry is accepted and/or the sufficiency and/or adequacy of its equipment or the competence of its skipper and crew. The AAR reserves the right in its sole and uncontrolled discretion to refuse any entry’.

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