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Earlybird entry draw reminder!

It's just over one month until the start of the 2023 Altex A2T Yacht Race! Explore our website for all details about entering the race and remember that all yachts that have entered and have completed all requirements of entry by 1700hrs Friday 24th February 2023 will be entered in the early bird prize draw.

This date is two days away so get yourself, your crew and boat organised and do it without delay.

The Auckland to Tauranga Race has been running since 1921 and is still a challenging yet rewarding race to take part in with so much history. Can you get your name on a cup?

With the start off the RNZYS, crossing the Gulf to the corner at Channel Island, straight lining to the Hole in the Wall and then the final leg to A Beacon off the Tauranga Harbour entrance, testing the tenacity and skill of the yacht crews who will be racing into the night.


Please remember our race sponsors when you are looking for your next deal!

Altex Yacht & Boat Paint

A locally based NZ Company, are our naming right sponsors and have a tremendous discount offer on Altex Yacht & Boat Paints for race competitors. Get in touch with for details and be pleasantly surprised.

Aon Insurance Brokers

For all insurance including marine, contact - it is compulsory in all marinas so get organised now.

Pro Marine Electrical

For all marine electrical work, and B&G Instruments and installation.

Contact Winston Ornish-Benner at

Lion Co

For all your lovely Appleton's requirements, contact

Sail IQ

For all your Altex A2T new sail or sail repair requirements.

Contact Andrew Hall

Lusty & Blundell

For your new electric outboard, Zodiac or Spinlock products.

Contact Shirner Dyson at

Tauranga Bridge Marina

Free berths for 1 week for race entrant yachts. Must Book. Must have Insurance.


Sue Hooper and Harcourts

For all your Real Estate requirements in Tauranga or the wider BOP.



For all your weather and sea condition reports and the safety of race tracking.

Contact Nick Olson at

Bridge Marina Travellift

For all your lift out requirements for short- or long-term boat maintenance.

Contact Bruce or Lucy Goodchap at

Peet Jewellers

For those special jewellery requirements.

Contact Harry van Heerden at

Farmer Autovillage

For all car requirements, multiple brands & models.


Fuel Agency

For all your business publicity and marketing requirements.

Contact Jason Marra at

GVI Kiwi

Specialising in EV Cars - contact Mike Sheaff at MIKE@GVI.KIWI

Tauranga Motor Company

For all Honda, Suzuki, Opal & Kia new and used cars.

Contact Hamish Spall at

Our sponsors enable us to reward all the winners and make the event worthy of your best endeavours. Please support them when considering a purchase.


Auckland to Tauranga Race Committee

Tauranga Yacht & Power Boat Club

Ph: 07 578 5512

90 Keith Allen Drive, Sulphur Point, Tauranga 3110 |

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