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AKAROA CLASSIC BOATS REGATTA
31 Oct 2020
This year’s Akaroa Classic and Traditional Boats Regatta will see a significant departure from our usual format. Because of the restrictions and uncertainty surrounding the ongoing COVID–19 pandemic, and the age vulnerability of many of our participants, we have modified our arrangements.
This year there will be no public display at the Akaroa Recreation Ground nor use of the Pavilion and its facilities. Instead, our land-based activities will take place in the grounds of nearby Camp Taylor in Takamatua.
The final programme may vary according to entries received and weather conditions. If required, details will be updated on our website www.cantyclassicboats.co.nz closer to the regatta dates.
Friday 30th October
7.00pm Informal dinner at Grand Hotel, Akaroa,
Meet in restaurant and make own choice from menu. An enjoyable time to mix and mingle with other participants, friends and supporters.
Saturday 31st October
Regatta Office opens at Camp Taylor, Takamatua
Late registrations accepted
Boats parked and on display at Camp Taylor if owners wish.
Skippers briefing meeting at Camp Taylor
A course will be set around the inner harbour, close by the township and wharf area.
Boats launched at any convenient slipway. Options to be advised.
Start of Parade/Race – off Daly’s wharf
Social evening with BBQ meal, guest speaker and prizegiving at Camp Taylor
in Takamatua. BBQ dinner and refreshments (BYO) - glassware provided.
Sunday 1st November
Informal harbour cruise or leisure activities – dependent on weather
NOTE: High Tide at Akaroa – Saturday 4.47pm.
For information or programme advice over Regatta weekend:-
Peter Braithwaite: 021 0404 247
Hugh Hobden: 22 186 8081
Paul Pritchett: 027 457 5707
COSTS & REGISTRATION
The Akaroa Regatta is a strictly non-commercial activity and to that end we endeavour to keep the costs as low as possible. Any surplus will be used to provide funding for subsequent events.
Social and BBQ: $10.00 per head
Payment – to our account 03-0830-0521702 00, or by or cash payment at the Regatta.
Please complete the on-line registration form and return by Friday 23 October.
Canterbury Classic Boats
Phone: 021 0404 247
We look forward to enjoying the delights of Akaroa again and the camaraderie of all those who enjoy the pleasure of ‘messing about’ in boats be they classic or of traditional design.
In past regattas participants have learned new skills, established new friendships and renewed old ones. The major aim of this regatta, our 13th, is to gather likeminded people together with their craft, and to share experiences and appreciation of all things nautical!
Akaroa offers a wide variety of accommodation options, but early reservations should be made.
We are very grateful to Chisnallwood Intermediate School for making Camp Taylor (in Takamatua) available to us. For further information and to make a reservation contact Hugh Hobden or phone (03) 332 9016