January 25, 2020 all-day Pacific/Auckland Timezone
this coming Auckland Anniversary Weekend
Saturday, 25 January

The harbour will be alive with boats, large and small, classic, quirky and performance ready.  Watch the boats arrive on Friday night from Tangutu Point.
Get amongst it on the water on Saturday and either watch or participate in the many events.  Gather the kids and all those who are young at heart (if not body) and join in the shore events at Sullivans Bay for all the classic beach events like sand sculptures, running, swimming races, spud and spoon, dinghy races, tug or war and the ultimate in egg throwing competitions.
Then dance the night away at Scotts Landing for the Prize Giving Dance.

For full details of all events both Sailing and Shore-based and the free Regatta Shuttle Information please refer to the Mahurangi Magazine website:

9.00–9.30 am – Registrations for Classic Launch Parade. Craft depart Scotts Landing 10.15 am
9.00–11.30 am – Entries for sailing events
9.00–11 .00am – Launching of trailered boats entered in regatta, at Sullivans Bay
9.30–11.30 am – The Jane Gifford assumes her station as start boat
10 am–6 pm – In Scott Homestead: Axiomatic Landscapes and other stories of the Mahurangi
10.30 am – Classic Launch Parade—best viewed, and commentary heard, from southern half of beach
11.00 am – SHORESIDE EVENTS BEGIN—running, sack, three-legged, and spud and spoon (enter by presenting at starting line)
12.00 pm – Master of the MahurangiSailing events commence:
12.40 pm – Te Haupa Trophy
12.50 pm – Sailing dinghy classes – Frostbites, Mistrals and Zephers
1.00 pm – A-Class
1.20 pm – Mahurangi Cup, L-Class, and Traditional Spirit Trophy
1.40 pm – Mid-Century Classics – modern classics
1.00 pm–2.30 pm Sand sculpture – Divisions for under 7 years, 7 to 11 years, 12 to 16 years and adults
2.00 pm – Shore-side events resume—swimming, kayak, open (sit-on) kayak, and, possibly, dinghy, blindfold boat, lost-the-dinghy-oars, rowed inflatable etc.— and any other event suggested that seems a good idea at the time! – water run, egg throwing (enter by presenting at starting line)
3.30 pm–4.30 pm – Retrieval of trailered boats entered in regatta, at Sullivans Bay
4.00 pm – Tug-of-war
4.15 pm – Humongous annual egg-throwing competition
4.30 pm – Lolly scramble (grand finale of shore-side events)
6 pm – Prize-giving dance commences at Scotts Landing, with musicians from the West City Jazz Orchestra
8 – 8.30pm – Prize giving
8.45 pm – Prize giving dance resumes, with the full West City Jazz Orchestra resumes
11 pm – Last dance
12 am – Last run by free regatta shuttle from Scotts Landing, all the way—for those who need it—to Mahurangi West