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Planning a harbour event

If you are planning to hold an event on or in the water that is likely to affect the normal operation of other vessels and water users in the area of the event, please contact us at the Harbourmasters office on 09 362 0397.


What you should do

  • Check that your event doesn't clash with any other major activity on the water, which could put your participants at risk.
  • Check whether you have made adequate provision for the safety of navigation at your event, and decide if you need dispensation from any bylaws.
  • If your event involves powered craft, and riders wish to approach and leave the beach at greater than 5 knots, you will need to apply for dispensation.
  • We can also remind you of safety precautions, such as checking the weather and shipping movements during the event, and to arrange for patrol boats to monitor the event.

Harbour racing buoys and event area markers

The Harbourmaster's office has inflatable buoys available for event organisers.

These inflatable buoys can be used by any group for their harbour event.

Harbour Racing Buoys Chart and Positions (PDF 810KB)


Harbour events calendar

Upcoming marine events

January 2017


Start date Finish date Class Race/Event Name Area Organising Authority
13 Jan 13 Jan Keelboats Rum Race   Bucklands Beach YC
13 Jan 15 Jan Centreboard Classes Europe Nationals Nelson YC
14 Jan 15 Jan  Centreboard Classes Starling North Island Waitakere BC
15 Jan 15 Jan Centreboard Classes Club Championship Series 3 Panmure Lagoon SC
15 Jan  15 Jan Centreboard Classes Sailing commences Marateai SC
15 Jan 15 Jan Centreboard Classes Akarana Series - Summer (SKIFFS) Royal Akarana YC
17 Jan 17 Jan Swim Harcourts Takapuna Swim Series Takapuna 45 Events Ltd
17 Jan 17 Jan Keelboats, Centreboard Classes, Multihulls Women's Summer Series Ponsonby CC
18 Jan 18 Jan Keelboats, Multihulls Wednesday Night Series R7 Richmond YC
18 Jan 18 Jan Swim North Harbour Tri  Takapuna North Harbour Tri
18 Jan 22 Jan Centreboard Classes Laser, Radial, 4.7 and Masters Nationals Lake Taupo YC
19 Jan 19 Jan Keelboats Twilight Race  Panmure Yacht & BC
19 Jan 19 Jan Orewa Beach Series 45 Events Ltd
19 Jan 19 Jan Swim Kohi Summer Swim Series Future Dreams
19 Jan 19 Jan Keelboats; Centreboard Classes; Multihulls Rum Race Ponsonby CC
20 Jan 20 Jan Keelboats Rum Race Bucklands Beach YC
20 Jan 20 Jan Keelboats Havana Club Rum Race Royal NZ YS
20 Jan 20 Jan Keelboats, Centreboard Classes, Multihulls Summer R&R Ponsonby CC
21 Jan 22 Jan Keelboats Club Meet - Onerroa - BBQ Westhaven YC
21 Jan 23 Jan Centreboard Classes Starling Matching Racing Glendowie BC
22 Jan 22 Jan Centreboard Classes New Year Opening Kohimarama YC
22 Jan 22 Jan Centreboard Classes Summer Series 4 Panmure Lagoon SC
22 Jan 22 Jan Centreboard Classes Flying 15 Duke of Edinburgh Trophy Royal Akarana YC
22 Jan 22 Jan Centreboard Classes Akarana Series - Summer Royal Akarana YC
24 Jan 24 Jan Swim Harcourts Takapuna Swim Series 45 Events Ltd
24 Jan 27 Jan Centreboard Classes Tornado Nationals, IRC Nationals, BOI's Sailing Week Tornado OA, BOI YC
24 Jan 24 Jan Surf SLNR  Mairangi Bay SLNR
25 Jan 25 Jan Centreboard Classes Wed/Fri Night Series 2 Panmure Lagoon SC
25 Jan 25 Jan Swim North Harbour Tri Takapuna North Harbour Tri
25 Jan 25 Jan Keelboats Marine Solutions Twilight Gulf Harbour YC
25 Jan 25 Jan Keelboats Club Marine Wednesday Series Royal NZ YS
25 Jan 28 Jan Multihulls Paper Tiger Nationals Queen Charlotte YC
26 Jan 26 Jan Keelboats Twilight Race 17/2 Panmure Yacht & BC
26 Jan 26 Jan Keelboats Twilight Series Pine Harbour CC
26 Jan 26 Jan City Surf SUP Mission Bay City Surf
26 Jan 26 Jan Swim Kohi Summer Swim Series Future Dreams
26 Jan 26 Jan Orewa Beach Series 45 Events Ltd
26 Jan 26 Jan Keelboats; Centreboard Classes; Multihulls Rum Race Ponsonby CC
27 Jan 27 Jan Keelboats Mahurangi Night Race - Cruising Series Devonport YC
27 Jan 27 Jan Keelboats Rum Race Bucklands Beach YC
27 Jan 28 Jan Keelboats, Powerboats Cruising Rally 2 - Half Moon Bay Boat Builders Kawau Bucklands Beach YC
27 Jan 27 Jan Keelboats Mahurangi Night Race Panmure Yacht & BC
27 Jan 27 Jan Keelboats Cruising Series R3 Mahurangi Richmond YC
27 Jan 27 Jan Keelboats Havana Club Rum Race Royal NZ YS
27 Jan 27 Jan Keelboats; Centreboard Classes; Multihulls Summer R&R, Cruising Race to Mahurangi Ponsonby CC
28 Jan 28 Jan Keelboats Burnsco Cruising Gulf Harbour YC
28 Jan 28 Jan Keelboats RAYC Cruising Race 5 Royal Akarana YC
28 Jan 28 Jan Keelboats Mariner Insurance Cruising Rally Royal NZ YS
28 Jan 28 Jan Keelboats; Centreboard Classes; Multihulls Race at Mahurangi MB's Ponsonby CC
28 Jan 28 Jan Keelboats Mahurangi Regatta Mahurangi CC
28 Jan 30 Jan Centreboard Classes Auckland Champs Optis / Starlings Murrays Bay SC
29 Jan 29 Jan Swim Tri NZ Soverign Tri Series Takapuna Triathalon NZ
29 Jan 29 Jan Centreboard Classes Early Bird Series 4 Panmure Lagoon SC
29 Jan 29 Jan Keelboats Mahurangi Round the Islands - Cruising Series Devonport YC
29 Jan 29 Jan Keelboats Lady Skippers Race Panmure Yacht & BC
29 Jan 29 Jan Keelboats Passage Race to Auckland Ponsonby CC
30 Jan 30 Jan All Auckland Anniversary Regatta All clubs
30 Jan 30 Jan Centreboard Classes Auckland Anniversary Regatta 29er fleet Kohimarama YC
30 Jan 30 Jan Auckland Dragon Boating Regatta Viaduct Auckland Dragon Boating
31 Jan 31 Jan Swim Harcourts Takapuna Swim Series Takapuna 45 events Ltd
31 Jan 31 Jan Keelboats Burnsco Midweek Race Bucklands Beach YC
31 Jan 31 Jan Keelboats; Centreboard Classes; Multihulls Women's Summer Series Ponsonby CC

For more information

Contact Auckland Transport