Launch Events


Entry forms and registration details will be published closer to the events


Saturday 3 December Patio Bay: The Milford Slipway Launch Poker Run
A fun day of Playing Card pickups and culminating in a game of poker at Patio Bay, winner takes home a major prize.

CYA Christmas BBQ & prize for the launch with the Best Dressed Christmas crew – launches MUST go past the race committee boat for judging

Tuesday 27 December – Sunday 8 January: Social Cruising
Meet on the lawn at Lidgard House, Kawau on Tuesday 27th December – time TBA
The Launch Captain will be happy to inform skippers of other launches going their way, and the following day’s destination will be decided at anchorage each evening.
Activities will include:
- Children’s dinghy races
- Best catch of the day
- New Year’s Eve celebration

Launch Parade: Saturday 28 January 1015hrs assembly
The annual Launch Parade will take place at Mahurangi, meet at 1015hrs on Saturday 28 January at Scotts Landing. Please join the parade in alphabetical order if at all possible, and follow MENAI who will be flying a large CYA flag. VHF 17

The parade will head toward Sullivans Bay where the J BARRY FERGUSON (newly acquired MCC landing craft) will take over and lead the parade for two circuits of the Bay.

Register your Interest with Shirley-Ann:

Auckland Anniversary Regatta: Monday 30 January
Classic Launch Race: Westhaven – Orakei – Westhaven 1100hrs

Enter here: Classic Launch entry
Launch Race Instructions: Launch Race instructions

A fabulous array of Classic launches are already entered – join the fun and be part of this historic day


Launch Parade: 1300hrs
Enter here: Launch Parade entry

Assembling west of the Harbour Bridge for a fabulous display of launches through the ages cruising behind MENAI for two circuits of Jellicoe Harbour in front of North Wharf, to Princes Wharf, to Westhaven

Entry is free.

For further information contact Shirley-Ann:

Saturday 4 - Sunday 5 March: Classic Regatta Launch event
Watch this space - updated launch activities to be advised shortly.


Saturday 18 March: Fosters-Harken Kennedy Bay Launch event
4.00pm onwards join the yachts and launches from Waiheke Boating Club on shore ashore for a BBQ and band for dancing into the night. A BBQ is available on shore AND the Lewis’s fantastic L’Authentique sausages (real and vegan) will be on offer again for a gold coin donation – or bring your own steaks to cook.

And for an extra $20 you will go in the draw to win some fabulous spot prizes including vouchers from Harken-Fosters, but you must register so we have your boat name to go in the draw.

Entry: 12 3071 0352226 00 please include your name, with your launch as a reference

Register at:


Saturday 1 April: Round Rangitoto Launch Race & CAKE DAY
Launches must have a female skipper to race from Orakei Wharf and around Rangitoto. A BBQ will be held ashore and CAKE DAY will be celebrated!!
Bake us a cake and enter the competition, prizes for Best Presented and Best Tasting Cakes

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