Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta - Monday 28 January, 2019

The Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta is held each year to celebrate the birthday of the City of Sails, with watercraft of all shapes and sizes putting to the water across the Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf under paddle, sail and steam power.

The very first Auckland Regatta was held on the day the city was founded, 18 September 1840, and the 2019 regatta will mark the 179th edition of this much-loved event. Highlights include the spectacular tug boat racing and display which can be viewed from Queen's Wharf and Captain Cook Wharf, as well as classic yacht and launch racing, waka ama, dragonboats, remote controlled yachts and more.

Come and float your boat on Auckland's birthday



For Participants

Find out the events and how to enter.

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For Spectators

Discover the many shore-based viewing points across the city.

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Latest News

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Highlights from Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta 2018

Perfect weather for the 178th Anniversary Regatta

Celebrating Auckland's birthday all across the city


Ports of Auckland
Auckland Council
Hawaiian Airlines
Lawsons Dry Hills Wines
Rothbury Insurance
Fuller Ferries
Ellerslie Jewellers