Notice of Race

Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta

Monday 27 January 2020


The Organising Authority is the Auckland Anniversary Regatta Inc

Suite 7554   PO Box 106910   Auckland 1143



In conjunction with Bucklands Beach Yacht Club, Devonport Yacht Club, Dragon Boat Association, Kawau Boating Club, Maraetai Sailing Club, NKOA, Royal NZ Yacht Squadron, Sea Scouts NZ, Tamaki Yacht Club and Takapuna Boating Club.


1.0   RULES

1.1    The Regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020.

         Attention is drawn to Regulation No.2 and clause 2.2 Yachting New Zealand (YNZ) Safety Regulations: The Maritime Transport Act 1994 states that the master of the vessel is at all times responsible for the safety of the vessel, the safety of those on board, discipline on board and for complying with all maritime rules, regulations and bylaws.

1.2       The race will be governed by: 

  •     this Notice of Race (except as changed by the Sailing Instructions)
  •     the Sailing Instructions 

1.3    The YNZ Safety Regulations Part I shall apply to un-ballasted centerboard boats, open boats and sailboards.

1.4    The YNZ Safety Regulations Part II Category 5 shall apply to keelboats and multihull boats with the exception of the Passage Races where Category 4 shall apply to keelboats and multihull boats.

1.5    The YNZ Safety Regulations Part V Category C shall apply to trailer yachts. 

1.6    The YNZ Sports Boat Regulations shall apply to sports boats.

1.7    Racing Rules of Auckland Dragon Boating shall apply to Dragon Boats

1.8    The NKOA New Zealand Rules for Waka Ama racing shall apply to Waka Ama canoes


2.0    ADVERTISING               

2.1      Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organising authority


3.0    ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY           

3.1    The regatta is open to boats that comply with Clause 1.0 of the NOR

3.2    The entry fees are as follows:

         3.2.1 Keelboats, Trailer Yachts, Tugboats & Classic Launches                   $30.00 incl GST 

         3.2.2 Dragon Boats, Waka Ama canoes                                                       $15.00 incl GST

         3.2.3 Tamaki Yacht Club Lasers, Phase II                                                   $15.00 incl GST

         3.2.4 Maraetai SC & Takapuna BC entry fees as per club websites

         3.2.5 Radio Controlled Yachts                                                                    $15.00 incl GST

3.3    Entries under 3.2.1 will close at 1700 hours on Friday 24 January 2020.

         Late Entries: will close at 1700hrs on Sunday 26 January 2020.  Late Entries: $40.00

         Entries can be: completed online or emailed to

         postal: please call 0800-REGATTA for postal address

3.4    Entries under 3.2.2, 3.2.3 and 3.2.5 can be completed online at host clubs or completed at the applicable venue on the day of the Regatta. 
Entries will close 60 minutes prior to the warning signal for the first race.

3.5    Entries under 3.2.4 Centreboard classes 
         Maraetai Sailing Club is hosting a 3 day Auckland Championships Regatta 

         Please refer to host Club website for entry details:

         Takapuna Boating Club is hosting a 2 dayAnniversary Weekend Regatta
         Please refer to host Club website: for advance entries.
         $30.00 for 2 day Regatta and $15.00 for 1 day – on the day entries $25.00

3.6    Measurement certificates should be available if requested.

3.7    Passage Races are open to keelboats and trailer yachts that either tow a dinghy or have a dinghy on the deck or across the transom. Inflatable dinghies must be inflated.

3.8     Keelboats may use extras except for those competing in Passage Races M1 and R2.


4.1    Dragon Boat Racing – Viaduct Harbour 

         Briefing:  0900hrs                      Race Start:  0930hrs 

4.2    Waitemata Harbour – Tugboat Race

         Briefing:  0900hrs                       Warning Signal: 0950hrs        Race Start: 1000hrs


4.3    Waitemata Harbour – Classic Launch Race 

         Warning Signal: 1050hrs               Race Start 1100hrs               

4.4    Waitemata Harbour Races – Keelboats and Waka

                                                            Warning Signal                        

  • Division 3 (Up to 8.5m)              1200hrs
  • Division 2 (8.5m to 12.19m)       1205hrs
  • Division 1 (Over 12.19m)           1210hrs            
  • Modern Classic Division             1215hrs
  • A Classic Division                       1220hrs
  • B Classic Division                       1225hrs 
  • Waka Ama                                   1230hrs
  • Tall Ships and Waka Hourua       1235hrs


4.5     Centreboard Races: Waitemata Harbour               

         Narrow Neck Beach 

         Sea Scout Cutters; Navy Crown; Sunbursts

         Registration:   0845hrs             Briefing: 0900hrs       Event Start: 0945hrs

         Maraetai Sailing Club 
         Optimist, Optimist Green, Starling and 29er Class Auckland Championships Saturday to Monday incorporating Auckland Anniversary Regatta on Monday.

         Briefing details will be available at the Club, racing from 0800 – 1700hrs 


         Tamaki Yacht Club 

         Laser; Laser Radial; Laser 4.7; Mistral; Phase II; Finn 

         Briefing: 1130hrs                       Warning signal Race 1 - 1230hrs


         Takapuna Boating Club
Farr 3.7; Zephyr; RS:X; WindFoiler; 420; Hobie 16; Kite Board; Kite Foiler; Waszp; J14

         Briefing: 1030hrs                       Warning signal Race 1 - 1200hrs



4.6     Mahurangi to Westhaven Passage Race
         Division H1                              Warning Signal 0855hrs – H28 (finish at Northern Leading)

         Division M1                              Warning Signal    0900hrs  – Keelboats no extras
         Division M2                              Warning Signal 0905hrs  – Keelboats Open


4.7      Kawau Island to Westhaven Passage Race 

         Division K1                                Warning Signal   0955hrs  – Keelboats Open


4.8    Rakino Island to Westhaven Passage Race
         Division R1                               Warning Signal 0955hrs – Keelboats no extras
         Division R2                               Warning Signal  1000hrs – Reactor 25


4.9     Radio Controlled Yachts

         Electron Class -   Westhaven Marina (Marine Industries Association Pontoon)

          Briefing:  0930hrs                      Warning signal Race 1 – 0958hrs

         International One Metre and Wind Warrior Classes – St Mary’s Bay 

          Briefing: 0930hrs                       Warning signal Race 1 – 0958hrs



         Sailing Instructions for Events 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 4.9 will be issued on the website and will be available by 1 December 2019.

          Sailing Instructions for Events 4.1, 4.5 will be available at the host venues on the day of the Regatta.

          Sailing Instructions for Events 4.9 will be issued on website prior to 1 December and will also be available at the venue on the day of the Regatta.


         The race areas will be the Hauraki Gulf, Waitemata and Viaduct Harbours and Westhaven Marina.



         The courses will be described in the Sailing Instructions applicable to the respective venues


8.0     SCORING

8.1    The Low Points Scoring System of Appendix A will apply. 

8.2    Handicaps will be set by the AAR with assistance from Clubs, Class Associations and YNZ.

8.3    No score will be excluded.



         RRS Rule 44.1 shall apply for all boats.   Appendix P may also apply. 


10.0  PRIZES

         Prizes and trophies will be presented at the Official Prizegiving, Tuesday 18 February 2020
         Venue:  Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron