Regatta !!!

Nowhere in New Zealand is much more than 100k from the sea, and it, and the vessels that we work and play on are a central part of this country… and so there are also lots of marine and boating events.


Sails, Akaroa Harbour.

Sails, Akaroa Harbour.

This year’s Akaroa Classic and Traditional Boats Regatta will again be centred at the Akaroa Recreation Ground and on the water of the adjacent inner harbour during the weekend of Nov 1-2.

We look forward to again 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 traditional.

A major aim of this regatta, our 6th, is to be a gathering for likeminded people to bring out their craft whatever age or stage they are at, use them and share experiences with others.  In the past regattas participants have learned new skills, established new friendships and renewed old acquaintances.

Once again the support of the Akaroa community is much appreciated in ensuring we a have a regatta that is enjoyable for people of all ages as well as family groups.

The Akaroa Regatta is a strictly non-commercial activity and to that end we endeavour to keep the costs as low as possible and any surplus is used to provide funding for subsequent regattas and other events we promote each summer.



The times and details of the final programme below may vary according to entries received and the weather conditions each day.  The programme details will be updated if required on our website  and by email closer to the Regatta dates.


Saturday 1 November

8.30 am               Regatta Office opens in Pavilion at Recreation Ground


9.00 am               Public display on Recreation Ground and judging commences.

Judges Tour of all boats and information and comments by owners

People’s Choice – public cast votes for their favourite craft.


10.30 am             Skippers & Crew meeting at Pavilion


11.00 am             Parade of Boats on the water followed by a Sailing Parade & Race starting

from Daly’s Wharf around a course close by the township and main wharf area.

Motor, Rowing and Sculling events to follow – depending on

entries received


6.30pm BBQ Dinner in Pavilion –Meals (Adult $25 and children under 14 $10)

provided by the Akaroa Junior Cricket Group.

Refreshments BYO – glassware provided.

7.00pm                Prizegiving


Sunday 2 November

11.30pm              Informal harbour venue to be advised.

Return to Akaroa during the afternoon.


NOTE:   High Tides at Akaroa – Saturday 11.00am and Sunday 12.15pm



Please complete the on-line registration form or complete and forward to:

Peter Braithwaite

Canterbury Classic Boats

11 Haslett Place