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2015 Mahurangi Regatta programme

by 15 Jan 2015Regatta 20151 comment

Helping push Auckland’s 175th anniversary boat out

Auckland 175th Anniversary

Regatta Day Saturday 24 January 2015

Friday Night-Race to Mahurangi

3‍ ‍pm
Classic A and Modern Classics
3.05‍ ‍pm
Classic B
Sailing Instructions

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.

Mahurangi Regatta 2015 - Mahurangi Cruising Club Yearbook 2014

Fresh off the Press: This summer’s Mahurangi Cruising Club yearbook has been boldly re-branded, to clearly convey that it is current for the upcoming Mahurangi Regatta.

Forecast for regatta morning is for light easterlies, so Sullivans Bay it is!
Low tide 4.42‍ ‍am (-1.52 m above mean level of sea)
High tide 11.00‍ ‍am (1.55 m)
Low tide 5.15‍ ‍pm (-1.43 m)
High tide 11.23‍ ‍pm (1.38 m)

9–11.30‍ ‍am
Entries (for sailing events and log race)
9–11‍ ‍am
Launching of trailered boats associated with regatta, at Sullivans Bay
11‍ ‍am
Shoreside events begin—dinghy, kayak, open (sit-on) kayak, swimming, blindfold boat, lost-the-dinghy-oars, rowed inflatable etc., and any other event suggested that seems a good idea at the time! (enter by presenting at starting line)
12.00‍ ‍pm
The Jane Gifford assumes her station as start boat
12.30‍ ‍am
Master of the Mahurangi
1‍ ‍pm–2‍ ‍pm
Sailing events (and launch log race) commence
Sailing Programme
Sailing Instructions
Course for strong easterlies
Entry form
1‍ ‍pm–2.30‍ ‍pm
Friends of Regional Parks sand sculpture. Prizes for under 7 years, 7 to 11 years, 12 to 16 years, adults—Theme: Regatta and the regional parks
1.30‍ ‍pm–2.30‍ ‍pm
Idle Alongs, Mistrals (contact Katharine Sampson), and hopefully many other classes
2.00‍ ‍pm
Shoreside events resume—running, three-legged, sack, spud and spoon, water run, egg throwing (enter by presenting at starting line)
3.30‍ ‍pm–4.30‍ ‍pm
Retrieval of trailered boats associated with regatta, at Sullivans Bay
4.00‍ ‍pm
4.15‍ ‍pm
Humongous annual egg-throwing cometition
4.30‍ ‍pm
Lolly scramble (grand finale of shoreside events)

Mahurangi Regatta Prize-Giving and Dance
Held at Scotts Landing
Revived by Mahurangi Action in 2004 in the form of a regatta ball as the grand finale of Warkworth’s 150th celebrations, then as a prize-giving dance, the traditional format, from the following year. In 2011, ex-tropical cyclone Wilma cancelled the regatta, and in 2012 a combination of mediocre weather and a lack of financial support precluded the event, but from 2013, largely thanks to the support of the Rodney Local Board, and from 2014 with additional help from Auckland Council’s regional events fund, the future of the prize-giving dance has been secured.

Free use of gas barbecues—no ‘bar and burgers’ since 2010
There is no longer a cash bar nor burgers for sale. From 2013, the format returned to that of the prize-giving dance that prevailed before the regatta lapsed during World War II, when it was on bring-your-own basis. This makes the event much less financially risky, particularly when wild and/or wet weather intervenes, as it did, spectacularly, in 2011.

Smokefree logo

Mahurangi Regional Park and all 26 other region parks, are now smoke free.

1‍ ‍pm-ish
The free Scotts Landing regatta shuttle commences operation: +64 21 123 3725
6.00‍ ‍pm
Pre-prize-giving trio performs
6.30‍ ‍pm
Prize giving
7.30‍ ‍pm
Prize-giving dance commences: Prohibition Big Band
11.00‍ ‍pm
Last dance
11.10‍ ‍pm
Last call for the free Scotts Landing regatta shuttle: +64 27 462 4872

Sunday Morning Mahurangi To Auckland Mark Foy Race

First Start 9.30‍ ‍am
Sailing Instructions

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