Auckland to Tauranga yacht race 2021

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Saturday 27 March 2021

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100-year-old race gets a new solo adventure

In 1921 the first-ever Auckland to Tauranga Race was started at 7.30 pm on Christmas Eve. It was started by the RNZYS at Kings Wharf and finished at the Mount. The Race was won by Waione (CF McWilliam) with the Tercels sailing Restless coming second. In this Race one of the yachts had carrier pigeons sent from Tauranga with progress reports!
 To mark the 100th year of the race we thought it only fitting that we start the inaugural Auckland to Tauranga Solo yacht race. The race will start at 0900hrs Saturday 27th of March. With 100 years of tradition, the race will be started by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and hosted by the Tauranga Yacht and Powerboat Club. With a slight twist, the starting line will be off the outer distance mark at Westhaven. The finish will still be at the Mount (no carrier pigeons necessary).
 Who will win the inaugural race? Don’t miss out on what promises to be an epic race.

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The after-match function

Take the pressure off the trip home, join the Easter rally from Tauranga to Auckland

Have you ever thought, while racing outside of your local area, “I wonder what that island has to offer, maybe I’ll come back and check it out one day?” If you have and you’re a competing yacht in this years Auckland to Tauranga, we’ve got the opportunity for you. With the generosity of the Bridge Marina in Tauranga, we have arranged a berth for your yacht in the marina at no cost until Easter, Friday 2nd April *.
So join us over the four days of Easter to Island hop our way back to Auckland. You know the story, good company each night, great food to be had, tall tales to be told and the odd checky rum I guess. If you’re not an Auckland boat, don’t worry join in until it’s your time to break away from the rally and go home.   

* small surcharge per day, per person if you stay on board over that time

Channel Island

Red Mercury island

Slipper island

Alderman islands

Mayor island

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In order to make use of this offer you must be a registered competitor in the Auckland to tauranga 2021 Solo IQ division. The offer is to be redeemed at Sail IQ limited, finishes on March 26 2021 or while stocks last. Limit one per competitor.


Without these men and woman, we would not have an event. Make sure you cheer them on.

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