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Notice of Race

Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta

Monday 1 February 2021

The Organising Authority is the Auckland Anniversary Regatta Inc
Suite 7554 PO Box 106910 Auckland 1143
P: 0800-REGATTA ​

In conjunction with Bucklands Beach Yacht Club, Classic Yacht Association, Devonport Yacht Club, Dragon Boat Association, Kawau Boating Club, Murrays Bay Sailing Club, NKOA, Royal NZ Yacht Squadron, Sea Scouts NZ, Tamaki Yacht Club and Takapuna Boating Club.


1.1 The Regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.
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.
1.2 The race will be governed by:

  • this Notice of Race (except as changed by the Sailing Instructions)
  • the Sailing Instructions

1.3 The YNZ Safety Regulations Part I shall apply to un-ballasted centerboard boats, open boats and sailboards.
1.4 The YNZ Safety Regulations Part II Category 5 shall apply to keelboats and multihull boats with the exception of 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.
1.5 The YNZ Safety Regulations Part V Category C shall apply to trailer yachts.
1.6 The YNZ Sports Boat Regulations shall apply to sports boats.
1.7 Racing Rules of Auckland Dragon Boating shall apply to Dragon Boats
1.8 The NKOA New Zealand Rules for Waka Ama racing shall apply to Waka Ama canoes


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 $35.00 incl GST
3.2.2 Dragon Boats, Waka Ama canoes $15.00 incl GST
3.2.3 Manly SC, Tamaki YC & Takapuna BC $15.00 incl GST 3.2.4 Murrays Bay SC entry fees as per club website
3.2.5 Radio Controlled Yachts $15.00 incl GST
3.3  Entries under 3.2.1 will close at 1700 hours on Friday 29 January 2021.
Late Entries: will close at 1700hrs on Saturday 30 January 2021.  Late Entries: $40.00 Entries can be completed online
3.4 Entries under 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.4 and 3.2.5 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.
3.6Keelboats may use extras except for those competing in Passage Races M1 and R1.


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 Gaff Classic 1155hrs
  •     A Bermudan Classic  1200hrs
  •     Modern Classic Division 1205hrs
  •     Division 1 (Over 12.19m) 1210hrs
  •     Division 2 (9.5m to 12.19m) 1215hrs
  •     Division 3 (Up to 9.5m) 1220hrs
  •     B Classic 1225hrs
  •     Mullet Boats 1230hrs
  •     Waka Ama 1235hrs
  •     Tall Ships and Waka Hourua 1240hrs

4.5 Centreboard Races: Waitemata Harbour
Narrow Neck Beach
Sea Scout Cutters; Navy Crown; Sunbursts
Registration: 1000hrs, Briefing: 1030hrs, Event Start: 1100hrs
Manly Sailing Club
O’pen Skiff, RS Feva
Registration and Briefing as per Manly SC Sailing Instructions
Murrays Bay Sailing Club
Optimist, Optimist Green and Starling Class Auckland Championships Saturday to Monday incorporating Auckland Anniversary Regatta on Monday.
Briefing details will be available at the Club, racing from 0800 – 1700hrs
Tamaki Yacht Club
Laser; Laser Radial; Laser 4.7; Mistral; Phase II; Finn
Briefing: 1130hrs, Warning signal Race 1- 1230hrs
Takapuna Boating Club
RS:X; Windfoiler; Kitefoiler; Kiteboard; Hobie 16; Nacra 15/17; Farr 3.7; Waszp; Moths; A Class
No Briefing to be held, Warning signal Race 1 - 1200hrs

4.6 Mahurangi to Westhaven Passage Race
Division M1 Warning Signal 0855hrs – Keelboats no extras
Division M2 Warning Signal0900hrs – Keelboats Open

4.7 Kawau Island to Westhaven Passage Race
Division K1 Warning Signal 0855hrs – Keelboats Open

4.8 Rakino Island to Westhaven Passage Race
Division R1 Warning Signal 0955hrs – Keelboats no extras
Division R2 Warning Signal 1000hrs – Reactor 25

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, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 4.9 will be available on prior to 1 December 2020.
Sailing Instructions for Events 4.1, 4.5. 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


8.1 The Low Points Scoring System of Appendix A will apply.
8.2 Handicaps will be set by the AAR with assistance from Clubs, Class Associations and YNZ.
8.3 No score will be excluded.


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


Prizes and trophies will be presented at the Official Prizegiving, Tuesday 16 February 2021 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.


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