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The very first Auckland Wooden Boat Festival to be held in March 2024

From 1-3 March 2024 a festival celebrating Auckland’s maritime heritage will be held for the first time on the waterfront.

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Enter now for the 2024 Oceanbridge Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta

Monday 29th January 2024

Following the success of the inaugural Gulf Harbour Yacht Club Women on Water Weekend (WOWW), Auckland Yacht and Boating Association is pleased to announce that Gulf Harbour Yacht Club will be hosting another WOWW event from 8 to 10th March 2024.

The aim of the event is to encourage more women to get involved in sailing and for those who already sail to meet like-minded women, to have fun and to improve their skills. This year over half of the 120 entrants were inexperienced. Gulf Harbour Yacht Club is expecting the 2024 event to attract even more entries, so will be looking for boat owners to offer their boats. Already the club has received an expression of interest from a crew from Sydney.

Vice Commodore, Diana Bassett, is hoping that boat owners from Auckland and Bucklands Beach will offer their boats because it is anticipated that more boats than what Gulf Harbour Yacht Club can provide will be needed. There was a shortage of experienced skippers this year, so it is hoped that a few more sailors who are capable of skippering and who are prepared to have a mixture of experienced and inexperienced sailors on board will come forward for next year’s event.

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