Notice of Race

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Notice of Race

(Amended 20.01.2022)

Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta

Monday 31 January 2022

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, Manly Sailing Club, NKOA, Royal NZ Yacht Squadron, Sea Scouts NZ, Tamaki Yacht Club,Takapuna Boating Club, Wakatere Boating Club

Coronavirus Statement:
The running and organisation of this event will be subject to the Coronavirus requirements at the time. If it becomes necessary to cancel the event, payments made to the Auckland Anniversary Regatta by competitors in relation to the event will be refunded.

Amendment 1.
Delete Clause 1.7,
Add Clause 4.5 420 and 29er Auckland Championships at Murrays Bay Sailing Club
Delete Clause 4.5 29er at Takapuna Boating Club 


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

1.3    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.

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

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

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

1.7    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 event 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 Manly SC, Tamaki YC & Takapuna BC: $20.00 incl GST

3.2.4 Murrays Bay SC entry fees as per club website

3.2.5 Radio Controlled Yachts: $20.00 incl GST

3.3  Entries under 3.2.1 will close at 1700 hours on Friday 28 January 2022.

Late Entries: will close at 1700hrs on Saturday 29 January 2022.  Late Entries: $50.00

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.

3.6     Keelboats may use extras except for those competing in Passage Races M1 (clause 4.6) and R1 (clause 4.8).


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, Mullet Boats and Waka

                                           Warning Signal

A Classic                                    1155hrs

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       Race Start: 1100hrs

Manly Sailing Club 

O’pen Skiff; RS Feva; Zephyrs

Registration: 0930-1030hrs       Briefing: 1100hrs      Warning signal Race 1 -1200hrs

Murrays Bay Sailing Club
420 and 29er Auckland Championships: Sat 29 January – Monday 31 January Warning Signal Race 1 - 1055hrs

Northcote Birkenhead Yacht Club

RS Quest; RS Aero

Warning signal Race 1 – 1155hrs

Tamaki Yacht Club 

Laser; Laser Radial; Laser 4.7; Mistral; Finn; 470

Briefing: 1130hrs       Warning signal Race 1- 1230hrs

Takapuna Boating Club
30-31 January Two Day Event or Anniversary Day only option

Foiling Classes: Windfoil; Kite foil; Wing foil; Nacra 15/17; Waszp; Moths; A Class

No briefing              Warning Signal Race 1 - 1200hrs

Dinghy/Skiff Classes: Farr 3.7;    29er; 49er

Briefing: 1045hrs              Registration: 0900 – 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, 39 The Strand.

Wakatere Boating Club
Please Note:  

Optimist and Starling Class Auckland Championships will be held over WAITANGI Weekend 5-7 February in 2022 Saturday to Monday incorporating Auckland Anniversary Regatta on Monday.

Briefing details will be available at the Club:

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

4.7     Kawau to Resolution Passage Race 

Division K1             Warning Signal    0855hrs        – Keelboats Open

4.8      Rakino to Resolution 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 - 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 2021.

Sailing Instructions for Events 4.1, 4.5. 4.9 will be available at the host venues on the day of the event.


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     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.


Prizes and trophies will be presented at the Official Prizegiving, Tuesday 22 February 2022. 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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