27 Jan 2020

Auckland anniversary regatta runs for 180th time

From Morning Report, 6:54 am on 27 January 2020

Auckland marks its anniversary today with its annual regatta on the Waitamata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf.

The regatta can be traced back 180 years, to 1840, when a few boats in the harbour set sail and competed against each other.

While hundreds of boats of every description will be on the water today, organisers say numbers have been declining over the last few years.

Andrew McRae reports.