Sign on 2025 shoreside Mahurangi Regatta crew
By signing on the shoreside events crew, Mahurangi Regatta lovers help carry forward a tradition dating from before the first recorded, on New Year’s Day 1858.
When Mahurangi Action revived the regatta in 1977, the committee members, most of who had lived through the Great Depression, were determined that it be a good old-fashioned, leave-your-wallet-at-home picnic regatta—they were mindful that parents often struggled, when their children were exposed to the allure of all manner of overpriced fairground food and confection, all the live-long day. The covid-19 pandemic, on top of endemic economic poverty, has only reinforced the need for equitable access to the Mahurangi Regatta.
Financing this free $30k-event is challenging. The usual reaction by fresh regatta enthusiasts is to cite the various ways money could be extracted from those attending. There are no shortage of such options, but what Mahurangi Action chose to do was double-down on free, with the purchase of the ultimate regatta marquee. Mahurangi Harbour community ownership now means that not only does the regatta have the free use of the perfect marquee, the risk of losing money by weather- or disease-caused forfeit of hire fees is eliminated.
Meanwhile, what with pandemic and atmospheric river interruptions, 2024 proved to be the first year that Mahurangi Action’s 2022-purchased aluminium landing barge J Barry Ferguson could join the fray, saving Mahurangi West volunteers the enervating 72-kilometre drive to Scotts Landing and back.
Early indication of possible intention to volunteer for 2025 While, to most, it might seem premature in the extreme, several solid offers have already been received, volunteering for the first time, or for the first time in a long time, for the 2025 regatta. For shoreside-regatta-crew boatswains, be assured, it is music to their ears!
Please note that after clicking the “I am (potentially) aboard for Mahurangi Regatta 2025” button below the following form, it takes a seeming eternity to respond. In all probability, however, it likely will indeed record your kind offer to help! If you fail to receive a response within 48 hours, please chase the acting shoreside-regatta-crew boatswain: firstname.lastname@example.org or +64 27 462 4872
Move away from that mouse After clicking the button above, this form takes an eternity to respond, but in all probability will indeed dutifully record your kind offer to help! If you fail to receive a response within 24 hours, please chase the acting shoreside-regatta-crew boatswain: email@example.com or +64 27 462 4872
Mahurangi Regatta supporters and collaborators
Browns Bay Boating Club
Bucklands Beach Yacht Club
Classic Yacht Association
Corporate AV Services
Devonport Yacht Club
Ester Electrical – Scotts Landing prize-giving-and-dance lighting
Gulf Harbour Yacht Club
Mahurangi Action—principal organiser, revived regatta in 1977
Mahurangi Cruising Club—host club and sailing organiser
Mahurangi East Residents and Ratepayers Association—co-host of prize giving and dance
Mahurangi Oyster Farmers Association
Milford Cruising Club
Nautica Shipping & Logistics
New World Warkworth
Panmure Yacht and Boating Club
Pine Harbour Cruising Club
Richmond Yacht Club
Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
Sandspit Yacht Club
Teak Construction—principal regatta sponsor
Weiti Boating Club
West City Jazz Orchestra