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Provisional Mahurangi Regatta 2022 programme

by 31 Jan 2021About the Regatta, Regatta 20220 comments

Programme for the 2022 Mahurangi Regatta, celebrating the 45th anniversary of the regatta revival by Mahurangi Action, the 32nd anniversary of the Mahurangi Cruising Club as racing organiser, and Teak Construction’s 7th year as principal Mahurangi Regatta sponsor.

Appropriately provisional, Mahurangi Regatta programme

This 2022 regatta programme is, appropriately, an entirely provisional work-in-progress; please bear with…

Teak Construction logo

Teak Construction, principal sponsor
solidly resourcing the Mahurangi Regatta
for the seventh year of a nine-year undertaking.

2022 Regatta Day Saturday 29 January

Celebrating the 45th anniversary of the regatta revival by Mahurangi Action, and the 180th Auckland Anniversary Day, day!
Sailing organiser, since 1990, is the Mahurangi Cruising Club.

Mahurangi Cruising Club 2020 yearbook cover

Key-to-the-Door 21at Anniversary Edition: Available from Paper Plus, New World, Mobil and Forget Me Not Florists, Warkworth, Gull Service Station and The Food Market, Snells Beach, and Matakana Bookshop. cover Mahurangi Cruising Club

Friday Night-Race to Mahurangi

3 pm
Classic A and Modern Classics
3.05 pm
Classic B and Woollacott Series
3.10 pm
B Division – Hyslop Cup
6 pm
A Division – Barometer Trophy
Sailing Instructions
Anchorage note

Mahurangi Regatta

45th anniversary of regatta revival by Mahurangi Action
162nd anniversary of the first-recorded Mahurangi Regatta
Generally held at Sullivans Bay, but due to covid-19, shoreside events, for 2022, are cancelled.
High tide 4.58 am (2.64 m from lowest astronomical tide level)
Low tide 11.06 am (0.73 m)
High tide 5.13 pm (2.64 m)
Low tide 11.36 pm (0.42 m)

9–9.30 am
Registrations for Classic Launch Parade online only. Craft depart Scotts Landing 10.00 am
Entries for sailing events noted when, a week out, the forecast was for strong easterlies. In the event, all shoreside entries were taken, it is standard practice, at Sullivans Bayonline only
Launching of trailered boats will not occur at Sullivans Bay
10.30 am
Classic Launch Parade—best viewed from elevation as the craft will not parade along the beach, this summer. No commentary from beach
Shoreside events—swimming, kayak, open (sit-on) kayak, and, possibly, dinghy, blindfold boat, lost-the-dinghy-oars, rowed inflatable, water run etc. cancelled 2022.
Sailing events commence:
2021 Notice of Regatta
Sailing Instructions
Course for strong easterlies
channel 77
12.40 pm
Te Haupa Trophy
Smokefree logo

Mahurangi Regional Park and all 28 other region parks are smoke free. Next challenge, fossil-free, might not be quite so easy.

12.50 pm
Sailing dinghy classes – Frostbites, Mistrals and Zephers
1.00 pm
1.20 pm
Mahurangi Cup, L-Classmullet boats, and Traditional Spirit Trophy
1.40 pm
Mid-Century Classics – modern classics
12.30 pm–1.30 pm
Sand sculpture. Divisions for under 7 years, 7 to 11 years, 12 to 16 years, adults
1.30 pm
Shoreside events resume: running, sack, three-legged races—and any other event suggested that seems a good idea at the time! (enter by presenting at starting line)
3.30 pm–4.30 pm
Retrieval of trailered boats entered in regatta, at Sullivans Bay
3.30 pm
4.00 pm
Humongous annual egg-throwing competition
Seasonal call for volunteers

Seasonal plea for volunteers sign annotation Mahurangi Magazine

Mahurangi Regatta Prize-Giving and Dance cancelled 2022

Held at Scotts Landing, but not in 2022

Sunday morning Mahurangi Return Race
10.30 am
Classic B and Modern B
11 am
Classic A and Modern A
Sailing Instructions

Monday morning Mahurangi – Auckland Anniversary Regatta race

9 am
Keelboat passage race
2021 Auckland Anniversary Regatta schedule of events

  • Sign on the 2022 Mahurangi Regatta crew

    Saturday 29 January 2022 – always Auckland Anniversary weekend Saturday
    If you are potentially aboard for any of the roles listed below, please leave your name and email:

  • Mahurangi Regatta classic launch parade

    Craft muster off Scotts Landing at 10.15 am. Please register here, with the Classic Yacht Association: