Saturday, January 24, 2009

Celebrating Auckland's 169th Birthday

Auckland is an old girl, she turns 169 tomorrow. On each anniversary, tens of thousands of Aucklanders go down to the water front to watch the regatta.
These pix are not Fremantle, they were taken at Okahu bay, in Auckland. I took these pix last Sunday. Auckland is popularly known as City Of the sails. Tomorrow the sea will be jam packed with boats of all shapes and sizes.

Oceanbridge Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta
Monday, 26 January 9am to 6pm Free
The Oceanbridge Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta is the biggest day in Auckland's sailing calendar, when the Waitemata Harbour comes alive in a celebration of our maritime history.

First held 169 years ago, the regatta, New Zealand's oldest sporting event, sees hundreds of craft from centreboards, tall ships, keelers, and sailing dinghies to a fleet of historic, restored classic vessels and the boisterous power of the roaring vintage tugboats, all competing in their different class for line honours in a full day of racing.

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