Auckland Anniversary Regatta

1889 regatta photo ex Wilson & Horton

Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta

Late January > early February is always a big weekend on the yachting calendar – it is Auckland’s birthday and one of the lead events is the Anniversary Day Regatta – started way back in 1840 it is New Zealand’s oldest sporting event and in fact even pre-dates the America’s Cup by 11 years.

In recent years as competition of peoples leisure time has increased, the number of competitors has dipped, but the good news from a woody view point is the event has been propped up by the classic boating fleet and in recent years the inclusion of Tug/Work boat race and a classic launch, round the buoys drag race. If you are not away boating this long weekend, I would encourage you to visit the waterfront to catch some of the action – the Tug/Work boat race at 10am is a hoot. Best viewing spots found here  https://regatta.org.nz/regatta-spectators/where-to-watch-the-regatta-action/
Timetable.   https://regatta.org.nz/regatta-participants/schedule-of-regatta-events/


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Bonus Story Today – Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta – 2018 Tug Boat Race Video

Bonus Story Today – Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta – 2018 Tug Boat Race Video

The video below was taken by CYA member Brett Evans, lots of footage of Te Haurakei, but hang in there, there is footage of the ‘wall’ of tug boats behind Te Haurakei.

Enjoy 🙂