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Author Topic: Auckland Anniversay Regatta : Celebrating 175 years  (Read 620 times)
Hurricane Annie
Zeppelin Captain
New Zealand New Zealand

« on: January 25, 2015, 08:35:59 pm »

 Today is the 175th anniversary of our fine city of Auckland.  New Zealand was formed in Victorian and Edwardian times. We are a steampunk country.

Boats of all shapes and sizes will be out on Waitemata Harbour for the Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta.
Remote controlled sailboats, dragonboats, tug boats, 100-year old yachts, modern skiffs and harbour blasters are all expected to participate in the regatta today.
READ MORE: Auckland celebrates 175th birthday
The event marks 175 years since Lieutenant Governor William Hobson took formal possession of what would become the city of Auckland in the name of Queen Victoria.

"It's a day that all eyes turn to the water, and we invite everyone that has a boat of just about any type, to join us," says regatta spokesman Eric Mahoney.
The William C Daldy is the biggest entrant in the regatta's tug boat race.
In 1958, she famously prevented one of the pre-assembled main sections of the Auckland Harbour Bridge, then being constructed, from being damaged or lost in a major storm.
Breeze, a traditional wooden sailing ship similar to vessels used for New Zealand coastal trades in the 19th and early 20th centuries, launched in 1981
Waitangi, a Logan cutter designed and built by Robert Logan, launched in 1894
Thelma, the biggest cutter built by the Logan Brothers, launched in 1897
Ports of Auckland's two main tugs, the Waipapa and the Waka Kume, known as the terrible twins.

Hurricane Annie
Zeppelin Captain
New Zealand New Zealand

« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2015, 09:22:06 pm »

Here are some images of previous  Regatta

Auckland Regatta 1862






Ref: James D Richardson, Paddle steamer 'Enterprise no 2' being blown up off Cheltenham Beach, 29 January 1899, Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 4-1055.

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