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Mahurangi Regatta organisers

1901 Mahurangi Regatta

Not First But Best: The first Mahurangi Regatta is not recorded, although a local noted in his diary that the event was in progress as he returned to his farm from the colony’s Waitematā capital on New Year’s Day, 1858. Meantime, the first recorded photographically appears to be that so magnificently captured by the legendary Henry Winkelmann, on 9 February 1901.

Mahurangi Action, established 1974 as Friends of the Mahurangi, revived the Mahurangi Regatta in 1977, and is responsible for the regatta shoreside events—the good old-fashioned leave-your-wallet-at-home picnic regatta at Sullivans Bay including small boat, running and swimming races, spud and spoon etc., and the prize-giving dance at Scotts Landing. Contact the secretary, Cimino Cole, on +64 9 422 0872 or +64 27 462 4872, or by email.

Mahurangi Cruising Club has been the regatta race organiser since 1990. Contact the commodore, Stephen Horsley, on +64 27 280 7497 or +64 423 8704, or by email.

Mahurangi Regatta supporters

Auckland Council
Browns Bay Boating Club
Bucklands Beach Yacht Club
Citywide Electrical
Classic Yacht Association
Devonport Yacht Club
Friends of Regional Parks
Gulf Harbour Yacht Club
ICIB Insurance Brokers
Mahurangi Cruising Club—host club and race organiser
Mahurangi Oyster Farmers Association
Milford Cruising Club
New World Warkworth
Panmure Yacht and Boating Club
Pine Harbour Cruising Club
Prestige Loos
Richmond Yacht Club
Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
Sandspit Yacht Club
Signcraft
Teak Construction—principal regatta sponsor
Weiti Boating Club

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