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Auckland is known as the ‘City of Sails’, and it certainly lives
up to its name during the Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta.


Now held every January, the Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta first took place on the Waitemata Harbour on 18th September 1840.

That was the day that representatives of Lieutenant Governor William Hobson rowed ashore and took possession of the site in the name of Queen Victoria.

In the early days the regatta was very much a Navy occasion but over the years its gradually developed into a fun packed day out that the whole family can enjoy.

Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta
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There's every class of boat to be seen out on the harbour, from the very latest technology, multi million Dollar racing machines and luxury yachts to radio control boats and sail boards.

The Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta is known as 'the biggest one day Regatta in the world', and on this day the whole Auckland Harbour area is buzzing with activity.

With so much going on you'll find loads of great events and shows taking place both on and off the water to interest you.

Historical Yacht
Historical Yacht Picture

So whether you want to get involved in some of the racing action on the water or wander around the exhibitions and shows, you should get along to the Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta.

You won’t be disappointed !

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