2011 Oceanbridge Auckland Aniversary Regtatta    

Tamaki Yacht Club
Mon, 31 Jan 2011 to Mon, 31 Jan 2011

A fabulous day on the water is promised as Auckland's Waitemata Harbour comes alive in one of the world's biggest one-day Regatta's.

The scene will be set on: Sunday 31 January Viaduct Harbour A rare opportunity to see our wonderful fleet of heritage vessels up close as they berth in the Viaduct Harbour from late afternoon until Monday morning. A European flavour will prevail with the vessels being lit up Mediterranean style

Monday 1 February 9.00am: Tugboat Parade Tugboats young and old will gather at the entrance to the Viaduct Harbour and parade up to their start line off North Head.

10.00am: Tugboat Race off North Head Watch this amazing display of maneuverability and speed as these wonderful craft roar up the channel, round Narrow Neck Buoy and return to finish off Devonport Wharf - best vantage points are North Head, East Coast Bays beaches, Devonport and Devonport Wharf. 11.30am Firefighting display off the Viaduct followed by a Parade through the Viaduct. 11.00am: First Start off Princes Wharf Races start off Princes Wharf, Downtown Auckland at 5 minute intervals from 11.00am. 11.35 & 11.45am: Classic division starts 11.55am: Tall Ships and Waka start 12.00noon: Harbour Blast starts off Orakei Wharf See some of the fastest boats on the water 'blast' off in a vision of colour and speed as they head off around the harbour

Best spectator vantage points are Bastion Point, North Head, East Coast Bays, Tamaki Drive, Orakei and Princes Wharves.

Other events to watch out for: 10.00am: Radio Controlled Yachts Be sure to see this amazing display of yachting skill 'America's Cup' style, controlled from the land

Electrons - Marine Association Pontoon, Westhaven Marina International One Metre's - Viaduct Harbour Nautic 12's - Smales Quarry.

From 10.00am: Centreboard Classes 9.45am: Narrowneck Beach 11.00am: Kohimarama Yacht Club, Northcote Birkenhead Yacht Club, Takapuna Boating Club 12.30pm: Tamaki Yacht Club

12.30pm: First boats expected at Princes Wharf from: The Islands of the Hauraki Gulf: Mahurangi, Kawau and Rakino Islands. Featuring Keelboats, Multihulls and Trailer Yachts

Tamaki Yacht Club
Notice of Race

Click for further information on this event: http://www.regatta.org.nz/
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