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Auckland Anniversary Weekend

Monday 27 January 2014 is Auckland’s Anniversary Day celebrating the founding of the province.  And to commemorate the day, one of the world’s single biggest one day sailing regattas will take place – 173 years after the first one back in 1840, with a glorious spectacle featuring the vintage superstars of the past and the high tech heralds of the future,.

The Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta attracts a huge fleet of vessels including, tall ships, gaff riggers, sloops, racing keelers, multi-hulls, sailing dinghies, radio controlled boats, waka ama, elegant sea scout craft, perfectly restored classic yachts, an armada of over 20 vintage tugboats and America’s Cup prototypes.

It’s a great day out for sailors and thousands of spectators who can see the maritime and trading history of our city in action under paddle, sail and steam power.

We expect to see the whole of the Viaduct and Wynyard Quarter area turning into ‘party central’ with free entertainment for all the family including exciting dragon boat and waka ama racing. 

Our own Training Director, Alex Burrow, a keen sailor, will be participating in the Regatta, so come along the night before and show your support.

VATNZ prepares for the Regatta by gettings pilots flying in and around the airports of Auckland in an open event where you can fly from/to anywhere that includes one or more of the Auckland airports listed below.


NZAA Auckland, New Zealand

NZKF Kaipara Flats, New Zealand

NZME Mercer, New Zealand

NZOX Okiwi Station, New Zealand

NZPI Parakai, New Zealand


 CallsignRadio NameFrequencyFreq
CTRNZCH-R_CTRAuckland Control126.000
APPNZAA_APPAuckland Approach124.300
TWRNZAA_TWRAuckland Tower118.700
 NZWP_TWRWhenuapai Tower134.500
GNDNZAA_GNDAuckland Ground121.900
DELNZAA_DELAuckland Delivery128.200