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Some major events are confirmed for the summer ahead.
We welcome invitations to attend clubs, events or venues in our region.
We were delighted to learn that our colleagues from the Picton Clinker and Classic Boat Club are planning a southern tour early next year and they are hoping to join us at the Lake Hood Boat Rally (date to be confirmed).
Classic Boats Race - Pleasant Point Yacht Club
This annual race is an open-invitation event that marks the start of our summer activities. The classic boat judging will be at 11.45am followed by the Classic Boat Race at 12.25pm.
NOTE: Entries close 45min. prior to the Mark Foy start.
As the Pleasant Point club endeavours to rebuild its clubhouse and facilities, we hope that as many will support this event and enjoy their generous hospitality.
10th Anniversary Classic & Traditional Boat Regatta
Akaroa Recreation Ground. Our thanks again to Bret de Thier for his delightful poster design. Click HERE to download a printable PDF of the poster.
AKAROA REGATTA REGISTRATION FORM
Our online Registration Form is now available.
Anyone requiring a printable PDF can download a copy HERE.
This year's regatta will be centred again at the Akaroa Recreation Ground and on the water of the adjacent harbour over the weekend.
We look forward again to enjoying the delights of Akaroa and the camaraderie of those others who enjoy “messing about in boats”, be they classic or new-builds of a traditional design. Our group, with a current listed membership of 90, started with a very small gathering in Akaroa ten years ago. Since that time our numbers have grown and we have extended our activities to other events in the Canterbury region. As always, the aim of this anniversary regatta is to encourage like-minded people to gather, and to bring out their boats (whatever age or stage the craft are at), and to share their stories and experiences with others. We hope that participants will learn new skills, establish new friendships, renew old acquaintances and have fun!
The support of the Akaroa community is much appreciated in ensuring we a have a regatta that is enjoyable for people of all ages.
ACCOMMODATION AND SOCIAL FUNCTION
Akaroa offers a wide variety of accommodation options but early bookings are advised. We are very grateful to Chisnallwood Intermediate School for making available accommodation and overnight boat storage facilities at Camp Taylor in Takamatua. This will also be the venue for our Saturday evening social function. Camp Taylor is conveniently close to the Akaroa Recreation Ground. For further information and to make a reservation please use our CONTACT FORM
The proper organising and programming of this event is reliant on us collecting early, accurate data from our participants as to their details and preferences. It is essential therefor that participants complete the online regatta registration form ASAP.
Registration $20 per boat
Barbecue $10 per person (not included in registration fee)
While The Akaroa Regatta is a strictly non-commercial activity, we do have expenses to meet. However, we still try to keep the cost of participation to a minimum. Should there be a surplus, it is used to provide funding for subsequent events.
The details below may change in accordance with the entries received and the weather conditions.
Saturday 11th November
High tide 10.41am (2.7m)
Sunday 12th November
High tide 11.38am (2.6m)
Classic & Traditional Boat Day - Christchurch Yacht Club
March/April (Exact Date TBC)
Classic Boats Rally - Ashburton Sailing Club, Lake Hood
See our BLOG for Hugh Hobden’s review of the 2016 Akaroa outing...
Some familiar faces at this year’s Akaroa Classic and Traditional Boat Show...
More pictures HERE