Mahurangi Regatta & Auckland Anniversary Weekend – all the details

The wait is over! Another fantastic classic weekend is here! For full details for both race events, launch events, and social events – keep scrolling!

If you have never been to Mahurangi before, then make sure you do this year – it promises to be another spectacular weekend. The launch parade is back – bigger than ever – and the Prohibition Band are sure to put on another big night under the marquee at Scott’s Landing. There’s road access to both Sullivan’s Bay and Scott’s Landing for friends and family to join in.

See you there!

Mahurangi Regatta shoreside events

A full programme of events is available on the Mahurangi Cruising Club website.

For details of shoreside events including the dinghy, kayak, open (sit-on) kayak, swimming, blindfold boat, lost-the-dinghy-oars, rowed inflatable, sand sculpture contest, running races, sack races and many more, check out the information page on the Mahurangi Action website.

Launch parade

The Mahurangi Cruising Club and the CYA are keen to make the 2018 Classic Launch Parade the best and biggest that Mahurangi has ever seen!

To help us achieve this, can you, please register with Joyce Talbot via email or on 021 818 448. It would be great if as many as possible of you can register with Joyce, so that we have a list to hand to the commentator ashore. If this list is available, we will email it to you a day or so before the weekend to give some guidance as to the order of boats in single- file. If you don’t receive the list, please aim to congregate at Scott’s landing at 1030amand begin single file towards the marked fairway at Sullivans Bay. Ideally we will do two ‘laps’of the beach with boats being announced for the first lap.

Mahurangi would appreciate it for fundraising purposes if you did register on their site, which includes a Yearbook usually $20, for only $15. Every bit helps.
Click the following link for registration:

The Mahurangi Cruising club January newsletter has more details included.

Anchoring in Sullivan’s Bay

All arriving yachts and launches are requested to keep clear of the fairway marked by orange buoys laid in Sullivan’s Bay – this will form the access route into the bay for the classic launch parade.

Saturday evening BBQ & dance

Kick-off 1830hrs. Prize-giving will be held in front of the marquee at Scott’s Landing, followed by dancing under the big tent to the Prohibition Big Band. Barbecues will be provided – BYO everything else. Come ashore at your leisure.

Race events – full details

Note that this information is also available on on the sailing page of the CYA website.


Entries for the Night Race to Mahurangi, the Return Passage race, and the Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta should be made using the CYA online race entry. Entries for the Mahurangi Regatta should be completed on the Mahurangi Cruising club website – entry instructions & pricing are included in the MCC Sailing Instructions.

Race Documents

Night Race to Mahurangi – Friday 26 January

Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions

Addendum 1 to NoR for Classic Yachts

Please note that boats are to take their own finish times and provide these to Joyce Talbot via text message on 021 818 448. The finish line is described in the Addendum 1 above.

Mahurangi Regatta Race – Saturday 27 January

Programme of events and regatta information

Sailing Instructions

See MCC website for entries

Please note that divisional start times have changed this year due to congestion during last year’s race. A Class yachts now have their own start time.

Return Passage Race to Auckland – Sunday 28 January

Sailing Instructions

There will be a prizegiving held in O’Hagans Bar in the Viaduct from 1800 hrs Sunday for both passage races. Come along for a drink and a pub meal. There are wine and rum prizes for top finishers – but you have to be there to claim your prize!

Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta – Monday 29 January

Notice of Race

Sailing Instructions

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