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2012 Mahurangi Regatta programme

by 20 Jan 2012Regatta 20124 comments

Event date Saturday 28 January 2012
High tide 11:41 (1.19 m above mean level of sea)
Rodney and Otamatea Times, 1901

First Edition: The 1901 regatta made the inaugural edition of the first Mahurangi-based newspaper titled, since 1990, the Rodney Times. Started by an Australian, and after got to be one of oldest in family ownership in Aotearoa—that of William Thompson Rauparaha Cook, who took the reigns in 1917—the newspaper is back in Australian ownership. Collage Changing Times

Mahurangi Regatta Generally* held at Sullivans Bay
*In the event of strong easterly wind, sailing entries will be taken at Scotts Landing
*In the event of strong easterly wind and/or rain, shoreside events will be cancelled.

The Jane Gifford departs Warkworth
9 am
Entries (for sailing events and log race)
9–11 am
Launching of trailered boats associated with regatta, at Sullivan Bay
11 am
Master of the Mahurangi
11 am
Shoreside events commence—dinghy, kayak, open kayak, swimming, blindfold boat, lost-the-dinghy-oars, rowed inflatable (enter by presenting at starting line)
12.00 pm
The Jane Gifford assumes her station as start boat
12.30 pm–2.30 pm
Sailing events (and launch log race) commence
Sailing Programme
Sailing Instructions
Entry form
1.00 pm
Shoreside events resume—Running, three-legged, sack, spud and spoon, water run, egg throwing—and any other event suggested that seems a good idea at the time! (enter by presenting at starting line)
1.00 pm–2.30 pm
Mahurangi Action sand sculpture. Prizes for under 7 years, 7 to 11 years, 12 to 16 years, adults—Mahurangi Action Plan theme
1.30 pm–2.30 pm
Idle Alongs, Mistrals (contact Katharine Sampson), and hopefully many other classes
3.30 pm–4.30 pm
Retrieval of trailered boats associated with regatta, at Sullivan Bay
4 pm
Tug-of-war (grand finale of shoreside events)

Mahurangi Regatta Prize-Giving and (in any other year) Dance
Held at Scotts Landing
This year, for one year only, the dance itself will not be held. It is anticipated that the dance will resume as a regular regatta tradition in 2013, with the support of Auckland Council, participating yacht clubs, and a number of sponsors.

No Bar and Burgers
There will be no cash bar and burgers this year, and from 2013 the plan is to return to the prize-giving dance format that prevailed before the regatta lapsed during World War Two, when it was on bring-your-own basis. This will make the event much less financially risky, particularly when wild and/or wet weather intervenes.

5.30 pm-ish
The Jane Gifford anchors off beach (visitors welcome)
6.45 pm


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