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Anniversary Day regatta

Anniversary Day regatta

A Royal New Zealand Air Force Orion performs a low flypast over the old-timers’ race in the 2006 Auckland Anniversary Day regatta. The one-day event, held in late January, is reportedly the world’s largest. It is a celebration not only of the city’s founding in 1840, but also its enjoyment of sailing and the Waitematā Harbour.

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Margaret McClure, 'Auckland region - Sport and leisure', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 June 2024)

Story by Margaret McClure, updated 1 Aug 2016