Auckland Regatta 2015
The Auckland Regatta 2015, which began in 2008, is organised by both the Bucklands Beach Yacht Club and the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. The 2015 event, that lasts three days, will take place from the 20th of March to the 22nd of March in the waters around this New Zealand city.
Auckland’s Top Yachting Event
Billed as the leading yachting event in Auckland, the regatta has been “designed by sailors, for sailors” and the Auckland Regatta Trust runs the event. Among the types of racing at the Auckland Regatta 2015 will be windward-leeward sprinting and vessels competing on harbour courses of greater length.
On the day before the event starts registrations and a briefing will take place. There will a regatta party on the 21st of March, and prizes will be handed out from 5pm on the final day. The Ross 930 Squid Vicious was the first entry for the 2015 regatta, while, in the Multihull Division, Charleston was the first entry this year.
The Sailing Divisions At The Auckland Regatta
Among the sailing divisions being incorporated at the Auckland Regatta 2015 will be A, B, C and D Divisions, an IRC Division, Open and 8.5 Multihull Divisions, Farr-related Divisions, including MRX Pacific Keelboat Challenge and an 1020 Division. There will be Passage Divisions at the regatta for non spinnaker and spinnaker, a Sports Boat Division and Ross 930 and Young 88 Divisions.
There will be a race a day in the Passage Division, with the first day seeing a shorter race than the next two days. The event’s Friday race will take place from 3pm over a harbour course. The Auckland Regatta 2015 aims to get the most out of harbour racing, and a new passage racing division has been introduced as a result.
The Pacific Keelboat Challenge
One of the most eagerly anticipated events at the Auckland Regatta 2015 will be the Pacific Keelboat Challenge. This event will feature four teams from Australia, and one from New Caledonia. There will be 10 top yacht clubs taking part in the Challenge, with the winning crew being handed the Pacific Keelboat Challenge Trophy.
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