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AKAROA CLASSIC & TRADITIONAL
9th -10th November 2019
Registrations are now being called for our 2019 Akaroa Regatta.
Click HERE to complete the form online. It would be appreciated if registrations are received by email or post by Friday 1st November.
Registration $30.00 – Includes one barbecue meal. Extra meals for guests at $10.00 per person.
Accommodation $10 a head at Camp Taylor, Takamatua
PAYMENT (By direct credit to Westpac a/c 03 0830 0521702 00 or by cash at the venue.)
This year’s Akaroa Classic and Traditional Boats Regatta will again be centred at the Akaroa Recreation Ground and on the adjacent water of the inner harbour. We look forward to enjoying the delights of Akaroa again and the camaraderie of all those who enjoy messing about in boats. As always, the major aim of this, our twelfth regatta, is to gather likeminded people in a shared experience. Past participants have learned new skills, established new friendships and renewed old acquaintances.
Akaroa is a colourful and attractive town of great historical interest. Cruise ships call regularly. The Sea Princess’s 2000 passengers are expected to disembark on the Saturday of our regatta!
The support of the Akaroa community is much appreciated, and it ensures we a have a regatta that everyone enjoys.
The times and details of the final programme below may vary according to type of entries received and the weather conditions each day.
If necessary, the programme details will be updated on this site closer to the regatta dates.
Friday 8 November
7.00pm: Informal dinner at the Grand Hotel, Akaroa. Meet in restaurant and make your own choice from the menu.
An enjoyable time to mix and mingle with other participants, friends and supporters.
Saturday 9 November
9.30am: Regatta Office opens in Pavilion at Recreation Ground. Late registrations accepted.
10.30am: Public display on Recreation Ground and judging commences, followed by judges tour of all boats and information and comments by owners.
A People’s Choice - public cast votes for their favourite craft.
11.30am: Skippers & Crew briefing meeting at Pavilion
1.30pm: Start of Parade/Race – off Daly’s wharf
A course will be set around the inner harbour course close by the township and main wharf area. Motor, Rowing and Sculling will be included - depending on entries received.
6.30pm: Social Evening with BBQ meal, Guest speaker and Prizegiving at Camp Taylor in Takamatua. BBQ Dinner & Refreshments BYO - glassware provided.
Sunday 4 November
Informal harbour cruise or leisure activities – dependent on weather
NOTE: High Tides at Akaroa – Saturday 3.36pm and Sunday 3.16pm
2019 Akaroa Regatta Accommodation
Akaroa offers a wide variety of options, but early reservations should be made. In addition, we are very grateful to Chisnallwood Intermediate School who have made Camp Taylor (Takamatua) available to us. The camp provides bunk-style cabin accommodation, shower/toilet facilities and overnight boat storage in the grounds.
If you require accommodation at Camp Taylor, please make payment of $10 per head with your REGATTA REGISTRATION.
2020 Dates for your diary
January 18th: Classic Boats Day at Christchurch YC.
February 8th: Classic Boats Race at Pleasant Point YC.
Sunday 15 March: Lake Hood Classic Boats Rally