Notice of Race

Notice of Race

Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta

Monday 30 January 2023

The Organising Authority is the Auckland Anniversary Regatta Inc
c/- 181 Westhaven Drive, Westhaven Marina, Auckland 1011
P: 0800-REGATTA ​

In conjunction with Bucklands Beach Yacht Club, Classic Yacht Association, Devonport Yacht Club, Dragon Boat Association, Kohimarama Yacht Club, Manly Sailing Club, Northcote/Birkenhead YC, Royal Akarana Yacht Club, Royal NZ Yacht Squadron, Sea Scouts NZ, Tamaki Yacht Club, Takapuna Boating Club

Amendment One 14/01/2023
Clause 4.8 Delete Farr 3.7 from Takapuna Boating Club
Add Farr 3.7 and 420 to Wakatere Boating Club


1.1     Keelboat, Dinghy and Foiling Classes, Radio-Controlled yachts will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.

1.2.    Tugboat and Classic Launch events will be governed by the New Zealand Maritime Transport Act, Maritime Rules Part 22, Collision Prevention.

1.3    Attention is drawn to Regulation No.2 and clause 2.2 Yachting New Zealand (YNZ) Safety Regulations: The Maritime Transport Act 1994 states that the master of the vessel is at all times responsible for the safety of the vessel, the safety of those on board, discipline on board and for complying with all maritime rules, regulations, and bylaws.

1.4    The YNZ Safety Regulations Part I shall apply to un-ballasted centerboard boats, open boats, and sailboards.

1.5    The YNZ Safety Regulations Part II Category 5 shall apply to keelboats and multihull boats except for the Passage Races where Category 4 shall apply to keelboats & multihull boats. It is recommended that all boats shall carry an inflated dinghy, a life-raft or tow a rigid dinghy capable of carrying the entire crew as per YNZ Safety Regulations.

1.6    The YNZ Safety Regulations Part V Category C shall apply to trailer yachts.

1.7    The YNZ Sports Boat Regulations shall apply to sports boats.

1.8     Racing Rules of Auckland Dragon Boating shall apply to Dragon Boats



2.1     Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organising authority



3.1    The regatta is open to boats that comply with Clause 1.0 of the NOR

3.2    The entry fees are as follows:

3.2.1 Keelboats, Trailer Yachts, Tugboats & Classic Launches:   $40.00 incl GST
3.2.2 Dragon Boats, Waka Ama canoes:   $20.00 incl GST
3.2.3 Dinghy and Foiling Classes: $20.00 incl GST
3.2.4 Radio Controlled Yachts: $20.00 incl GST

3.3    Entries under 3.2.1 will close at 1700 hours on Friday 27 January 2023.

Late Entries: will close at 1700hrs on Saturday 28 January 2023.  Late Entries: $50.00
Entries can be completed online

3.4     Entries under 3.2.2, 3.2.3 and 3.2.4 can be completed online at host clubs or completed at the applicable venue on the day of the Regatta.
Entries will close 60 minutes prior to the warning signal for the first race.

3.5     Measurement certificates should be available if requested.

3.6     Keelboats may use extras except for those competing in Passage Races M1 (ref Cl 4.5) and R1
ref Cl 4.6).


4.1   Dragon Boat Racing – Viaduct Harbour 
Briefing:  0900hrs                  Race Start:  0930hrs

4.2    Waitemata Harbour – Tugboat Race
Briefing: 0900hrs                  Warning Signal: 0955hrs                  Race Start: 1000hrs

4.3    Waitemata Harbour – Classic Launch Race 
Warning Signal: 1055hrs                  Race Start 1100hrs

4.4    Waitemata Harbour Races – Keelboats and Waka
Warning Signal
A Classic                                 1155hrs
Modern Classic Division         1200hrs
Division 1 (Over 12.19m)         1205hrs
Division 2 (9.5m to 12.19m)    1210hrs
Division 3 (Up to 9.5m)           1215hrs
B Classic                                 1220hrs
Mullet Boats                            1225hrs
Waka Ama                                1230hrs
Tall Ships and Waka Hourua    1235hrs

4.5     Mahurangi to Resolution Passage Race
Division M1                  Warning Signal: 0855hrs – Keelboats no extras
Division M2                  Warning Signal    0900hrs – Keelboats Open

4.6    Rakino to Resolution Passage Race
Division R1                   Warning Signal 0955hrs – Keelboats no extras
Division R2                  Warning Signal    1000hrs – Reactor 25

4.7   Kawau to Resolution Passage Race 
Division K1                   Warning Signal    0855hrs – 2 x handed
Division K2                  Warning Signal 0900hrs – Keelboats Open

4.8    Centreboard Races: Waitemata Harbour

Kohimarama Yacht Club  
Optimist, Optimist Green, and Starling Classes Auckland Championships will be held over Anniversary Weekend 28-30 January 2023, incorporating Auckland Anniversary Regatta on the Monday.

Registration and Briefing details as per Kohimarama Yacht Club:

Manly Sailing Club 
O’pen Skiff; RS Feva; Zephyrs; Cherubs
Registration:            0930-1030hrs                Briefing: 1100hrs      Warning signal Race 1 -1200hrs

Narrow Neck Beach 
Sea Scout Cutters; Navy Crown; Sunbursts
Registration:   1000hrs                  Briefing: 1030hrs      Warning signal Race 1: 1055hrs

Northcote Birkenhead Yacht Club
RS Quest; RS Aero
Registration and Briefing as per Northcote/Birkenhead Yacht Club
Warning signal Race 1: 1055hrs

Royal Akarana Yacht Club
29ers; 49ers; 49erFX Auckland Championships will take place over Anniversary Weekend
28-30 January 2023, incorporating Anniversary Day on the Monday
Briefing: 1000hrs Saturday 28 January

Tamaki Yacht Club 
Laser; Laser Radial; Laser 4.7
Briefing:1130hr                    Warning signal Race 1- 1230hrs

Takapuna Boating Club
29-31 January Two Day Event and One Day Event
FOILING Classes: Windfoil; Kite foil; Wing foil; Nacra 15/17; Waszp; Moths; A Class
No briefing                  Warning Signal Race 1 - 1200hrs

DINGHY Classes: Farr 3.7
Registration: 0900hrs                  Briefing: 1045hrs                  Warning Signal Race 1 - 1200hrs

Please note:  Notices and Sailing Instructions will be displayed on the official notice board on the main deck of the Takapuna Boating Club

Wakatere Boating Club
Farr 3.7, 420
Warning signal Race 1 1055hr

4.9    Radio Controlled Yachts

Electron Class - Westhaven Marina (Marine Industries Association Pontoon)
Briefing:  0930hrs         Warning signal Race 1 – 0958hrs

International One Metre and Wind Warrior Classes – St Mary’s Bay
Briefing:  0930hrs          Warning signal Race 1 – 0958hrs

Sailing Instructions for Events 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7 will be available on prior to 1 December 2022

Sailing Instructions for Events 4.1, 4.8, 4.9 will be available at the host venues on the day of the Regatta.

The race areas will be the Hauraki Gulf, Waitemata and Viaduct Harbours and Westhaven Marina.

The courses will be described in the Sailing Instructions applicable to the respective venues

8.0    SCORING
8.1     Handicaps will be set by the AAR with assistance from Clubs, Class Associations and YNZ.
8.2     No score will be excluded.

RRS Rule 44.1 shall apply for all boats.   Appendix P may also apply.

10.0    PRIZES
Prizes and trophies will be presented at the Official Prizegiving, Tuesday 21 February 2023
Venue:  Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron

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.

Dated: 19 September 2022

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